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Vegan Millet Lentil Crepe | Bajra and Dal Cheela (Step-by-step Recipe)

by Rachna

This vegan millet lentil crepe made with pearl millet and a mix of lentils is not only surprisingly tasty but is bursting with nutrition. I tend to make it as an evening snack when kids come home hungry from school and in general, everyone is ravenous. If you plan ahead by soaking the millet and lentils in advance, you can have a healthy snack at hand within 20 minutes.

Bajra dal cheela

The recipe is very easy too and perfect for novice cooks. Here is my recipe of bajra and dal cheela:

 Course Snack/Breakfast

 Cuisine Indian

 Soaking Time 8 hours

 Cook Time 20 minutes

 Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

 Servings 8

Ingredients

1 cup pearl millet or bajra seeds

½ cup chana dal

½ cup whole udad dal

1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

½ tsp. garam masala

1 onion chopped finely (optional)

3 green chillies

1 large piece ginger

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp. cilantro or coriander leaves chopped

Oil for cooking

Step-by-step Instructions

Wash and soak pearl millet and lentils for about 8 hours or overnight.

vegan millet and lentil crepe

Drain and grind with chopped green chillies and ginger.

vegan millet and lentil crepe

Add salt, pepper, garam masala and chopped cilantro leaves.

vegan millet and lentil crepe

Make a runny batter. You can also add finely chopped onion to the batter.

Now heat a tava and grease it with oil. Spread out the batter to form a thin crepe.

vegan millet and lentil crepe

Then cook it on medium flame till one side is brown and crispy. Flip and cook evenly.

vegan millet and lentil crepe

Serve hot with a spicy green chutney, indian gooseberry chutney or ketchup. You can also serve with sambar and coconut chutney.

jowar and dal cheela

Recipe Notes

  1. This is quite a delicious crepe and is super healthy too.
  2. It is vegan and gluten free along with being dairy free.
  3. You can also have it at room temperature.
  4. You could use other chopped herbs like chopped dill or mint here.
  5. If you like you can use grated veggies like carrots here.
  6. It is perfect for evening snack.

Millet Lentil Crepe | Bajra and Dal Cheela

Rachna Parmar
This delicious crepe is made with pearl millet and a combination of lentils along with spices. It is tasty, healthy and makes for a perfect snack.
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pearl millet or bajra seeds
  • ½ cup split bengal gram or chana dal
  • ½ cup whole black gram or sabut udad
  • 1/2  tsp. salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp. garam masala
  • onion chopped finely optional
  • green chillies
  • 1 large piece ginger
  • 1/2  tsp.  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. cilantro or coriander leaves chopped
  • Oil for cooking

Instructions
 

  • Wash and soak pearl millet and lentils for about 8 hours or overnight.
  • Drain and grind with chopped green chillies and ginger.
  • Add salt, pepper, garam masala and chopped cilantro leaves.
  • Make a runny batter.
  • You can also add finely chopped onion to the batter.
  • Now heat a tava and grease it with oil.
  • Spread out the batter to form a thin crepe.
  • Then cook it on medium flame till one side is brown and crispy.
  • Flip and cook evenly.
  • Serve hot with a spicy green chutney, indian gooseberry chutney or ketchup. You can also serve with sambar and coconut chutney.

Notes

This is quite a delicious crepe and is super healthy too.
It is vegan and gluten free along with being dairy free.
You can also have it at room temperature.
You could use other chopped herbs like chopped dill or mint here.
If you like you can use grated veggies like carrots here.
It is perfect for evening snack.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Millet Lentil Crepe | Bajra and Dal Cheela
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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jowar and dal cheela

Enjoy this tasty hot millet and lentil crepe with your evening tea or whenever hunger strikes.

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Damyanti November 27, 2019 - 6:56 pm

5 stars
This looks so yummy! Like comfort food yummy!

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Rajlakshmi November 28, 2019 - 1:23 pm

Oh my… Wht aren’t you my neighbor! This looks amazing. And easy to prepare too. I guess I can just use lentils to make this. Got a lot of lentils in my pantry.

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Rachna December 11, 2019 - 1:46 pm

hehe Come and stay here, Raj!

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Shilpa Garg November 29, 2019 - 1:35 pm

5 stars
Have never had/ made millet – lentl cheela. Would like to add this healthy and interesting cheela to our breakfast menu. Thanks for sharing, Rachna!

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Rachna December 11, 2019 - 1:46 pm

Hope you like it, Shilpa.

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Soumya November 29, 2019 - 4:43 pm

Oh yum! I love using millets and lentils in my cooking. I make this crepe with green gram and chana dal and it comes out delicious as well. Will try this recipe soon.

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Rachna December 11, 2019 - 1:46 pm

I am enjoying using millets in my food. They go so well in crepes.

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Obsessivemom November 29, 2019 - 4:54 pm

We often have dal cheela but I haven’t tried with with millets. Seems quite similar.

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Rachna December 11, 2019 - 1:45 pm

Oh yes it is but the taste is a bit different. Do try. A nice change.

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