How to make Moong Dal Uttapam - Delicious uttapams made with a moongdal batter - quick, easy and tasty.

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Main Ingredients : Whole green grams (sabut moong) (साबुत मूंग), Ginger (अदरक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Moong Dal Uttapam Recipe Card

Moong Dal Uttapam

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Moong Dal Uttapam checkout Steamed Moong Cheela, Moong Dal Waffle, Mla Dosa, Moong Dal Pancake . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Chilli Mushroom Pakora, Spicy Lamb Tikki, Zucchini Bites, Crab Canapes.

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Moong Dal Uttapam Recipe

  • Whole green grams (sabut moong) soaked overnight 1 cup

  • Ginger chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies broken 2-3

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 8-10

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Lemon 1

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Oil for shallow frying

  • Banana leaves cut into r


Step 1

Grind together ginger, green chillies, chopped coriander, chopped mint, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, salt, asafoetida and whole green gram with ¼ cup water and transfer into a bowl. Adjust the thickness of the batter by adding water, if required, to make it of dropping consistency.

Step 2

Add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 3

Finely chop onion.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and wipe dry with a tissue paper. Pour ladleful of batter on it and gently spread into a disc. Add some chopped onion on top, press and cook evenly from both sides.

Step 5

Alternately, you can also cook pancakes on banana leaves. Spread the batter on greased banana leaf round, put onion on top and cover with another banana leaf. Put it in the pan and cook till done or steam for 4-5 minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot.