Moong Dal Chilla: Healthy Snack For Weight Loss [Sprouts Chilla]

Shalini Thakur

Shalini Thakur
Oct 2019

2 min read
moong dal chilla

Cooking Time

17 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes

  • Overnight Soaked Moong Dal - 2 cups
  • Water - 1/2
  • Basil Leaves - 10 - 11
  • Curry Leaves leaves - 10 - 12
  • Salt As Per Taste
  • Green Chillies - 2
  • Ginger - 1 small piece
  • Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Desi Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Hate Sprouts? No Worries. Let’s give them a twist and add much more deliciousness to them. Fitelo is here with a moong dal chilla recipe with amazing flavors and tastes. Enjoy it as breakfast or as a snack, the choice is all yours. Please your taste buds while on a weight loss journey. So, let’s give it a try.

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    How To Make Moong Dal Chilla

    Add this protein-rich chilla to your breakfast menu and make your weight loss journey more effective!

    • Firstly, blend the sprouted moong dal with green chilies, ginger, basil leaves, and curry leaves.
    • Now, add ½ cup of water to maintain the batter’s consistency.
    • After that, sprinkle some salt as per the taste.
    • Then, add black pepper and cumin powder and mix them well.
    • Further, heat a pan and add some drops of oil to it.
    • Now, keep on spreading the batter on the pan.
    • Lastly, cook both sides of the chilla till turns golden and crisp.
    • Finally! Your chilla is ready to serve with homemade chutney.

    Health Benefits of Sprout Chilla

    Moong dal, a staple across Indian households, has several health benefits. Additionally, it is a rich fiber source that helps lower cholesterol and promotes heart health. According to the USDA, 1 cup of green moong dal has 49 grams of protein. And, having it in the form of a chilla also helps in losing weight.

    • The fiber content of lentils rises as they get to sprout. Sprouts increase the quantity of insoluble fiber in the gut. Thus, it aids in forming stool and its passage through the digestive tract.
    • Sprouts, especially moong dal sprouts, have high fiber and low-calorie content. And also having green chilies in moong dal chilla helps burn off the excess fat in your body due to its thermogenic properties. Also, it helps boost the metabolic rate, therefore promoting weight loss.
    • Sprouts are high in plant-based protein. And also we know protein is required for muscular growth, fit and stable bones, and organ repair. So during your weight loss journey consuming sprouts helps you fulfill your protein needs. Although adding sprouts to the daily morning diet improves your metabolism and energy levels.
    • Basically, if you are anemic, and suffering from nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, gastrointestinal problems, and more, you may counteract this by putting sprouts in your daily morning diet.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Is Moong Dal Chilla Good For Weight Loss?

    Ans: Yes, it is a good breakfast option for weight loss, also sprouts are loaded with dietary fibers, which will keep u full for a longer time.

    Q: Is It Good To Have Sprout Chila Every day?

    Ans: Indeed, you can have it daily, as sprouts are rich in protein and iron, which will help you add these nutrients to your body.

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    Fun Fact

    Lentils are the best source of protein for vegetarians. All the dals, be it toor, moong, arhar, etc are rich in protein. Protein helps to build muscle and repair tissues. Rice is a good source of carbs, that too- resistant to starch which gets fermented in the intestine to give rise to healthy bacteria. So, combining both of these makes the perfect well-balanced meal. That’s why Ghar ka dal rice is the best.

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    All recipes from Fitelo’s kitchen are devised to suit specific needs. And what may suit one condition may not be applicable to the other. However, always consult your nutritionist or dietitian before adding any of these recipes to your diet. Read More.

    One Thought on Moong Dal Chilla: Healthy Snack For Weight Loss [Sprouts Chilla]
      Poonam Bharaj
      11 Mar 2023

      Super delicious 😋.. I tried and it was so yummy 😋.. Thanks

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