PESARATTU / MOONG DAL DOSA

Pesarattu is a
traditional Indian flat bread made from a moong dal, or mung bean,
batter. It has origins in India’s Andhra Pradesh state, and the signature dish
of the state now made popular almost all over the country.
Pesarattu is a popular breakfast and snack food both in India and globally.These flatbreads are
similar in appearance and presentation to dosa, but are made with a
batter that contains no rice or lentils.
The moong dal used to make the batter are typically soaked
overnight to soften, and then ground into a fine batter .

Typically pesarattu is filled inside with rava upma and
served in certain parts of Andhra. The ideal side dish for pesarattu is Ginger
Chutney., tomato chutney, onion chutney etc. 

This  ubiquitous flatbread is a favourite in world
cuisine.  Pesarattu actually means an attu (crepe or dosa) made
from pesara pappu (full moong dal or green moong dal or green gram). 
Pesarattu
is a very healthy and delicious lentil based pancake served as a best breakfast
dish.

Health benefits

Green bean claims to be a perfect slimming food  It is not only it is low in
fat, green bean is also a rich source of protein, and fiber which enables one
to lower the high cholesterol level in body system. The high fibre in green
bean yields complex carbohydrate which improves digestion. Frequent consumption
of green bean is beneficial to diabetes and one who suffers from high
cholesterol level.
1.It is very rich in protein.
2. Has high levels of iron and folate  which is very much required for pregnant
women and feeding mothers.
3. Contains high fiber which improves digestion.
There
are lots of health benefits you get by including pesarattu in your diet.  Either as a breakfast dish or even for liunch.
The green gram dhal immensely helps in keeping a good health

A variety of pesarattu
served with upma  is known as
MLA pesarattu, which came to be known after it was popular in MLA quarters
restaurants in Hyderabad. Upma pesarattu is a favourite in coastal Andhra region especially the Guntur, Krishna, East
Godavari and West
Godavari districts. The upma pesarattu is served with filling of
upma inside the pesarattu. source WIKI.

Ingredients:

1. Green gram dhal – 2 Cups
2. G. Chillies – 5-6
3. Ginger – 3” or 4” pieces
4.  Cumin Seeds – 1 –
2 tsp
5. .Onion – 2 –
finely chopped
6. 1/4 cup rice flour or rice to be soaked and ground with green gram to give a crispy texture to Pesarattu.
METHOD
First you  need to the soak the green gram and
rice either  overnight or for at least 6 hours. Rice is added to give a nice
consistency and crispness to the Pesarattu. Grind the soaked green gram and
rice along with green chillies, ginger, salt, jeera and onions by adding a
little water till it comes to dosa batter consistency.
 Now take a non-stick
pan, heat the pan and pour the dosa batter and spread to form a round dosa
shape. Fry it by applying oil to the edges and turn around. Once done remove and
serve hot with chutneys of your choice.Ginger Chutney / Onion Chutney / Tomato Chutney are usual accompaniments.

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