Moonglet is a healthy and delicious pancake made with lentil. Its made using split moong dal, spices and a bit of veggies where veggies are a sort of topping on the pancake. It is fluffy, soft inside and crunchy outside. Some more recipes you may like –Sabudana Khichadi and Aloo Cheela
As its very easy to make, you can opt for it when in hurry. All it needs is to have moong dal soaked properly. So it calls for a bit of planning!
Why is it called moonglet?
Its like a omlette made with moong dal and hence is called moonglet.
What all is required for making moonglet?
Soaked moong dal, ginger,garlic,green chilly,few veggies and basic spices.
How long should I soak moong dal?
I soak it overnight. You can even soak it for 4 to 5 hours. Anything is fine.
So coming back to the recipe, soaked moong dal, ginger, garlic and green chilies are blended together in a mixer and then moonglet are made one after the other using chunks of the batter.Veggies are added to this chunk of batter alongwith a bit of eno.
My kid loves it and so I make it often as its very nutritious and gives kid a felling of having a pizza. Also, it keeps you full for a long time.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Overall Time: 30 minutes
Serving: 2 people
-1.5 cup of moong dal ( 1 cup – 250 ml)
-4 to 5 garlic cloves
-4 green chilies
-1/2 tbsp of ginger
-1 small onion, finely chopped
-1 small capsicum, finely chopped
-1/4 tbsp of turmeric powder
-1/2 tbsp of red chilly powder
-1/2 tbsp of salt or as per taste
-1/4 tbsp of garam masala
-1/2 tbsp Eno (1/4 tbsp for each moonglet)
Step 1: Soak 1.5 cup of moong dal overnight.
Step 2: Next day or after soaking, drain the water and transfer the moong dal into mixer jar. Add 4 green chilies, 1/2 tbsp of ginger and 4 to 5 garlic cloves to the jar. Add little water and grind everything well.
Step 3: Transfer the batter from mixer jar to a bowl.
Step 4: Lets start making moonglet. So take 2 ladle of batter and place it another utensil/bowl.
Step 5: Now in this bowl, add 1/4 tbsp of turmeric powder,1/2 tbsp of red chilly powder,1/4 tbsp of garam masala,Salt as per taste. Mix everything.
Step 6: Add 1 tbsp of chopped onions and 1 tbsp of chopped capsicum. Mix it.
Step 7: Now add 1/4 tbsp of eno and pour 1 tbsp of water over the eno to activate it. Mix it well.
Step 8: Heat the pan and grease it with oil or butter.
Step 9: Pour this batter with all veggies and spices into the pan. Make a thick pancake. Sprinkle some oil over the edges. Cover it and let it cook on medium flame so that it will get a good golden colour and a crispy outer layer.
Step 10: Flip it after 5 minutes. Once flipped, make a cross in the centre of the moonglet and grease some butter over that cross. Cook on medium flame.
Step 11: After 5 minutes, remove the moonglet from pan and place it a plate. Repeat the same process to make more moonglets. Serve it with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney.
1.Adding of Eno makes the moonglet fluffy. So do not skip it.
2.You can add any vegetables of your choice to the batter.
3.Grinding soaked moong dal with garlic,ginger and green chilies uplifts the taste of the batter.
4.You may even sprinkle some grated cheese over the moonglet if you are a cheese lover.
Moong Dal is the healthiest of all the pulses.
1. Good Source Of Proteins
Moong Dal is a recommended superfood. 100 grams of raw moong dal has 24 grams of protein.
2. Good source of dietary fiber
Moong dal is a great source of dietary fiber which regulates metabolism. 100 grams of moong dal has 16 grams of fibers.
3. Effective for weight loss
The existence of two nutrients – proteins and fiber make it an effective option for weight loss.
5. Strengthen Immune System
Moong Dal has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that fight harmful bacteria, viruses.
Do give it a shot and let me know how it tasted.
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