Moong Dal Pizza Or Moonglet Recipe an easy and simple vegetarian omelette recipe made with mung bean batter. it is perhaps one of the famous street food breakfast recipes from the famous old streets of new delhi. it is generally served as morning breakfast with a choice of spicy green chutney and tomato sauce, but can also be served as an evening snack.
Egg-based omelette has been one of the popular choice for many indians. it is been used for morning breakfast, but can also be used as a complete meal. however due to many vegetarians across india, there are some veg and vegan omelette too and moong dal omelette recipe.
To be honest, i am not a huge fan of fusion recipes. basically i feel the original recipe is mocked with a different set of ingredients with an attempt to have original taste and texture. in this scenario, moong dal batter is mixed with finely chopped veggies and herbs. also, to get that flaky and aerated texture i have used eno salt just before cooking it. in short the egg-based omelette texture is achieved artificially. having said that, these kind of fancy dishes are m husband’s favourite. he likes variations to his morning breakfast and does not hesitate to explore different types of cuisine. according to him, it is flat moong dal idli with a generous amount of butter toppings.
Anyway, before i wrap up the recipe, some more tips, suggestions and variations to moonglet recipe. firstly, once the moong dal is soaked, it has to be grounded to a thick paste. something similar to an idli batter consistency. it should not be a watery consistency. secondly, the eno salt or fruit salt has to be added just before transferring to the hot pan. also once the eno salt is added, add 1 tbsp of water to activate it. once it is activated, mix it rapidly so that air bubbles are formed to get aerated texture. lastly, the mung bean omelette tastes great when served hot. also to spice it up, serve with spicy green chutney, tomato chutney or any tangy spicy chutney.
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- 1 cup moong dal
- 1 onion
- 1 green chilli
- 1/4 cup chopped capsicum
- 1/4 cup sweet corn optional
- 1/4 cup coriander leaves
- 1/2 tsp eno or 1/4 tsp cooking soda
- 1/4 tsp asafoetida
- Chaat masala Optional for sprinkling on top
- Salt as needed
Soak moong dal for an hour.
Grind to a coarse paste without making it watery.
You can make the moonglet immediately. Mix well with salt, other chopped ingredients.
Add eno just before making.Mix to make a fluffy batter.
Heat a heavy bottomed pan with generous oil or butter.Pour 2 ladle full of batter to make a thick (adai/ uthappam/ pancake) chilla.Cook covered patiently to give a golden crust.
Flip carefully and continue cook in the other side. Slit open with spatula itself into 4 and pour melt butter or oil.When both sides are golden and crisp, take out and serve immediately.
- firstly, add vegetables of your choice to make moong dal chilla nutritious.
- also, add eno just before pouring onto the pan. else it will not be spongy.
- additionally, add generous amount of butter gives a od flavour.
- finally,Moong Dal Pizza Or Moonglet Recipe great when prepared slightly spicy.
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