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Green moong dal Uttapam

Green Moong Dal Palak Paneer Uttapam/Savory Moong Pancake With Spinach and Paneer

Green Moong Dal Palak Paneer Uttapam/Savory Moong Pancake With Spinach and Paneer is a savory pancake made with green moong dal, spinach, paneer along with spices. It is fibre rich and has iron from spinach and calcium from paneer. 
Course Breakfast, dinner, one meal dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword afterschoolsnack, breakfast, calcium, dinner, fibrerich, greenleafy, greenveggie, healthy, instant, ironrich, paneer, spinach, uttapam
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 uttapam
Calories 116kcal



  • In a bowl take moong dal (split moong dal with skin), urad dal (split black gram without skin), chana dal (split chick pea) and brown rice. Mix them well. Wash them 2-3 times and water and then soak them in water for 4-5 hours. Add methi seeds to it while soaking.
    Green moong dal Uttapam
  • After 4-5 hours the mixed dal is soaked well. Drain it. In a mixer grinder, grind the dal mixture along with spinach, ginger, garlic, and green chillies . Grind the mixture to a coarse paste. The batter is ready. 
    Green moong dal Uttapam
  • Now add cumin seeds, pepper powder, asafoetida and salt to the ground batter. Mix well.
    Green moong dal Uttapam
  • Add the chopped spinach leaves to the batter and mix well.
    Green moong dal Uttapam
  • Heat a non stick flat pan. Take a laddleful of batter and pour on a heated pan. Put chopped paneer, onions, red capsicum, green capsicum on it. Drizzle a teaspoon of oil to the edges.
    Green moong dal Uttapam
  • Cover the uttapam/pancake with a lid and cook for 5 min on medium heat. 
    Green moong dal Uttapam
  • Flip the uttapam/pancake and cook on the other side for 3 minutes or until the paneer and veggies are cooked. Cook this uncovered.
  • Flip and cook the bottom side for 2 more minutes to make it crispy.  Sprinkle salt and pepper over the paneer and veggies.
  • The uttapam or savory pancake is ready to serve. Serve it hot with the chutney or ketchup.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1.7mg