August 24, 2008

Pesaratt (Moong Dal Dosa)

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One of the advantages of having parents and in-laws at home is that my weekend brunch repertoire has expanded. No more omelette and pancakes! Now, it's rava idli, pohe, vermicelli upma, rava upma etc. And today I tried pesaratt. I had soaked whole moong dal for sprouting thinking it'll make a good addition to salads. But when my mother-in-law suggested pesaratt, it sounded delicious and I readily agreed.

Pesarattu is a popular breakfast or tiffin item in Andhra and Tamil Nadu where it's made with split moong dal. Making it with sprouted moong dal makes it doubly delicious and healthy.

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup Moong Dal (sprouted)
2 tbspoon rice (soaked for 2-4 hours)
1" ginger
1 green chilli
1 red chilli
1/2 tspoon cumin seeds
salt to taste
4-5 tbspoon oil

Method:
Soak whole moong dal for about a couple of days and they'll sprout.

Then grind the sprouted dal along with rice, green chillies, red chillies, ginger, cumin seeds and salt to a medium consistency. Remove the batter, add about a teaspoon of curry leaves and mix the batter thoroughly.

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Heat a thick-bottomed pan. Pour one ladle full of batter in the pan and spread it around in a circular fashion. Then add a few drops of oil around the edges of pesaratt. The advantage of making pesaratt on a non-stick pan makes the oil requirement minimal.

Wait for few minutes till the bottom gets golden-brown, then flip it and cook the other side now for about 30sec to a min.

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Serve it warm with chutney. We enjoyed ours with onion chutney. This is going to Susan at The Well-Seasoned Cook who's hosting Legume Love Affair: Second Helping. Thanks for hosting!

11 comments:

  1. Well done Mandira! The pesarattu looks lovely. Love the colour...

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  2. looks absolutely healthy n delicious.

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  3. I love how the standards always go up when the parents arrive! What a fantastic, healthy breakfast! I will def try it.

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  4. Yum, You're so lucky to have family around making good foods :)

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  5. This sunday only we were talking abt this type of dosa... Very good and it is healthy too.

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  6. This looks yummy!! I will definitely try this today.

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  7. I love pancakes you never have to feel guilty for eating.

    These are beauties, Mandira. Thank you for sharing them for MLLA2.

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  8. Thanks Daily Meals, Divya, Bhawana, Sunanda. It was one healthy and delicious breakfast!

    Mallika- LOL, I agree, they do tend to have that effect! Do try and let me know how it turns out.

    Thanks Meeso - it's good to have family around :)

    Susan - thank you. These are perfect for those lazy breakfasts when you can linger on the table with endless cups of tea/coffee. Thanks for hosting!

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  9. Mandira,
    Pesaratu is good for breakfast or any time of the day I guess , with sprouted moong , Its even more healthy .Hey liked the Blueberry yogurt cake also .wish I can bake more like you ..
    enjoy your time with parents and in-laws .
    hugs and smiles
    jaya

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  10. What a great idea to make pesarhettu with sprouted moong.
    Great going.

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  11. Jaya, Geeta - thank you. We did enjoy our breakfast and will have to post new things we are trying soon. :)

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