Monday, 5 September 2011

Pesarattu( Pan cake of green Moong Dal)

Pesarattu with onions
Pesarattu with out onions
Pesarattu was my fathers favorite snack as well as break fast . At the drop of  hat he would demand pesarattu from my mom as if it would appear, if my ma would say Abra Ka Dabra :). But then my mom being a very good wife and house wife would keep the batter ready in the fridge and supply him Pesarattu as and when he wanted.Since it is made of Moong dal therefore is easy to digest and is rich in protein.
In north India this dish is known as moong dal ka chilada and in south India it is called Pesarattu.

Preparation Time: 10min.
Cooking Time: 20min.
Servings: Makes10 Pesarattu of medium size

Materials Required For Pesarattu :
  • 200gm, Moong Dal.
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Medium size onion
  • 1 Medium size Tomato.
  • Few leaves of coriander.
  • 1 Green chili
  • Cooking oil.
  • Water to make batter.
      Directions For Making Pesarattu :
Moong Dal Batter
  • Wash and soak moong dal in water for at least 3-4hrs.
  • Drain the water .
  • Grind the soaked dal to fine paste.
  • Add water to make pourable batter.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Cut onion, tomato, green chili,coriander leaves and mix them together in a bowl.
  • Take a tawa (flat iron cooking plate) and heat it on gas.
  • When hot grease it with few drops of oil.
  • Pour some moong dal batter on it and spread to a round.
    Pesarattu being cooked
  • Spread the onion,tomato,green chili,coriander mixture on it and cover, and cook for 1min.
  • Pour one tea spoon of oil from the edges in tawa and cook on medium flame for 2 min.
  • Loosen the edges and flip the pesarattu upside down.
  • Cook for another 2-3 min.
Pesarattu being cooked on other side
  • Colorful and tasty Pesarattu is ready to be served with coconut/ ground nut chutney.
Pesarattu with onions
Coconut Chutney
  • Using Non stick tawa would reduce oil requirement to make the pesarattu very much less.
  • Those who do not take Onions can omit onions.
Pesarattu without onions

  • Pesarattu makes light yet very nutritive break fast, or even light snack!!!
Enjoy Pesarattu with Coconut / Coriander mint chutney  Chutney
or pickles

Suggested Variation:
  • Since children are very fond of cheese so one or two tea spoon of grated cottage cheese / Mozzarella cheese can be sread over pesarattu along with onions and tomatoes.

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