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Vegetable moong dal pudla on a blue plate with green cilantro chutney on the side.

Moong Dal Poodla or Pudla - Chilla - Childa - Poodla With Vegetables

Shilpa Joshi
An easy, protein packed family favorite, green moong dal poodla or pudla/puda recipe which is also known as cheela, chilla or childa in various parts of India.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 12
Calories 137 kcal


  • Blender
  • Food processor


  • 2 cup green moong dal
  • 1 inch ginger shredded
  • 2 green chillies
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 carrots peeled
  • 3 cabbage leaves
  • ½ cup onions chopped
  • tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp oil


Prepare Moong Dal batter and vegetables

  • Wash moong dal and soak in water covered atleast 2 inches of water. Soak overnight or atleast 5-6 hours.
    Soaked moong dal in a steel bowl.
  • Drain the moong dal. Blend the green moong dal with ginger, garlic and green chillies. Add a little of the leftover water you soaked it in if needed to help make it blend.
    Soaked moong dal in a blender.
  • Food process or finely shred vegetables
    Food processed carrots, cabbage leaves and green chillies.

Make the poodla

  • Heat a pan on the stove on medium high and cover lightly with oil. Once heated, pour a ladle full of batter and thin out into a cirlce.
    Moong dal poodla on a heated tawa with oil spread into a circle.
  • Top with veggies. Lightly press in with spoon.
    Vegetables spread onto childa.
  • Drizzle a few drops of oil on the pudla and around the edges.
    Oil drop sprinkled on top of pudla.
  • Once fluffy and browned on the bottom, flip to cook other side. About 3 minutes on each side.
    Flipped pudla showing cooked brown side.
  • Serve with chutney. Links to chutneys in Notes section below.
    Vegetable moong dal pudla on a blue plate with green cilantro chutney on the side.


Serve with cilantro chutney, tomato chutney or ketchup.
Optionally add cheese, crumbled paneer, fresh coriander or other toppings.


Calories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 9gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 383mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2637IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword childa, chilla, moong dal pudla, pesaruttu, poodla, vegetable pudla
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