Chilla is an unleavened Indian pancake that is prepared using whole grain or lentil flour. The savoury version contains certain spices, herbs, tomatoes, and onions while the sweet version contains jaggery and cardamoms. Chilla is a power-packed dish which contains several nutrients. It also has a high satiety value that keeps you full for a longer period of time. Another good thing about chilla is that you can customize it in your way. You can add or subtract any ingredients as per your preference. Moong dal and oats chilla is one of the chillas that are loaded with nutrients and benefits. These not only enhance the nutritional value but are also great for weight loss. Magnesium, zinc, and fibre, are abundant in oatmeal and can help decrease cholesterol, promote weight loss, and improve gut health. On the other hand, moong dal is a great food for weight loss because it is high in protein and dietary fibre. Protein aids in simple food digesting whereas dietary fibre speeds up metabolism. The fibre reduces frequent hunger pangs and keeps the stomach full for several hours.

Here's how you can make Oats and Moong Dal Chilla at home-

Oats Chilla


1. 1 cup oats

2. 2 tbsp gram flour

3. 2 tbsp semolina

4. 1 onion chopped

5. 1 tomato chopped

6. 1 green capsicum chopped

7. 2 green chillies chopped

8. 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves

9. ½ tbsp ginger, finely chopped

10. ½ tbsp cumin

11. ½ tsp red chilli powder

12. 4 tbsp ghee/olive oil

13. water to prepare the batter

14. salt to taste


1. Dry roast the oats for two to three minutes, or until fragrant, in a skillet over medium heat.

2. Put the oats in a sizable bowl and allow them to cool for a short while.

3. Add all of the chopped vegetables, spices, semolina, gram flour, ginger, green chillies, turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin powder, and dry mango powder to the same bowl.

4. To make a batter with a medium consistency, thoroughly mix all ingredients and gradually add water. It shouldn't be excessively thin or thick. Allow it to rest now for ten minutes.

5. If the batter has thickened after 10 minutes, add 2-3 teaspoons of water to thin it out to the proper consistency. Finally, stir in salt and fresh coriander.

6. Put a large spoonful of oats chilla batter into a skillet over medium heat, along with a teaspoon of oil or ghee. The batter should then be distributed evenly into a circular shape.

7. Put a lid on it and cook it for a few minutes on each side.

8. Serve hot with curd, chutney or tomato ketchup.

Moong Dal Chilla

Moong dal chilla/ Instagram- just_heealthee


1. 200 gms moong dal

2. 4-5 pcs paneer (diced)

3. 1 tsp crushed paneer mixed with chaat masala

4. 1 tsp chopped capsicum and cabbage

5. 1/2 tsp chopped onions

6. 1 tsp cashew nuts

7. Salt to taste

8. Ghee (for frying)


1. Soak the moong dal the previous night and the next day, and grind it with sufficient salt and water.

2. Spread some batter in a circular motion over a heated Tawa.

3. Spread all the veggies on the batter evenly.

4. Add some ghee, cover it, then turn it over and cook it for a few minutes.

5. Serve alongside sweet and mint chutney.