PESARATTU/ MOONG DHAL DOSA


I am always on the lookout for healthy breakfast ideas other than our regular weekdays oatmeal breakfast. On weekends, we have an elaborate breakfast like pongal, adais, and recently I started preparing pesarattu after seeing this is in many blogs. This is such a healthy breakfast and quick to prepare. When making adais, my grandma usually sautés some onions and then adds it to the adai batter. I did the same with the pesarattu batter. This version was really good. It smelled like onion dosas and the taste was just awesome. This time we had these with sambar and tomato thokku.


INGREDIENTS:

1. Green moong dhal/mung beans 1 cup.

2. Brown rice, a handful.

3. Ginger, a small piece.

4. Green chilies, 1-2.

5. Salt as per taste.

6. Cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon.

7. Small onions, 2.


PREPARATION:

Wash the rice and dhal and soak it for 3-4 hours. Grind it to a smooth batter along with ginger, green chilies, and salt. Meanwhile dice the onions very finely. Heat a small pan with some oil. When the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds and let it splutter. Then add the onions and sauté for a few minutes until the onions turn translucent. Add this mixture to the batter and mix well. To prepare the dosas, heat a flat cast iron pan or nonstick pan. Rub some oil on surface with a cloth or paper towel. When the surface of the pan is hot, take some batter in a ladle and pour it on the pan, and immediately spread it evenly with the help of a ladle. Add a little bit of oil on the corners if needed. After 1-2 minutes, flip the dosas to the other side and let it cook for another minute. Repeat the same with the reminder of the batter and serve hot pesarattu with any chutneys of choice.

37 comments:

Vrinda said...

Such a healthy dosa...looks yummm

Kanchan said...

Nice Healthy Moong Dal Dosa ! Wholesome breakfast.

shanthi said...

healthy and looks yum

Nithu Bala said...

Healthy dosa..cute presentation..

Astra Libris said...

Sounds SO delicious! I can just imagine the wonderful flavor added from the sauteed onions! Gorgeous!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks like a healthy variation dear. An excellent alternative to everyday breakfast, i agree

Reshmi said...

pesarattu looks awsome gita..what all kinds of dosa's r all experimenting....its good to organize a dosa event...hehe....just joking...lovely recipe....

Swapna Sree said...

healthy moong dal dosa....my fav dosa looks yummy...nice clicks..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Simple and healthy dosa's

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pesarattu looks very different and more tempting from other ordinary dosas,,,

Deepa

priya said...

healthy and delicious dosa

Gulmohar said...

My hubby's fav, non-Kerala breakfast :-) Looks very tempting !

Sushma Mallya said...

Tasty , healthy and yummy dosa..

Kiran said...

Hi Gita,
Nice Moong-Daal dosa.Andhra Pradesh state is famous for the Pesarattu-Upma Combination.Its a favorite dish.

Priya said...

Such a healthy breakfast to boost the whole day..my fav!

Rachana Kothari said...

I love these healthy and delicious dosa's:)

Valarmathi said...

Healthy and yummy dosa, looks delicious.

Siddhi S said...

wow very healthy n nice dosas

Daisy Blue said...

One of my fav !

Malar Gandhi said...

Pesarattu with stir-fried onions sounds aromatic to me and good variation too:) Pesarattu with tomato thokku, divine:)

PriyaRaj said...

Sounds healthy & looking yum yum dear...

Nandini said...

Healthy dosa! This is nutritious and delectable!

sangi said...

Luks tasty n very heathy one!

PALATABLE said...

Looks healthy and yummy, Gita....

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Meena said...

lovely and healthy dosa...very yummy too!!!

Akal's Saappadu said...

moong dhal dosai is a nice healthy breakfast dish, I can even eat the same for dinner too! nice recipe!!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

One of my favourite and a healthy dosa too.

Pavithra said...

Gita ..another healthy dish .. it looks yummy

Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy dosa dear..nice presentation

Tina said...

Healthy and simple dosa...

Sarah Naveen said...

healthy and yummy!!! gotta try this..

Viki's Kitchen said...

My favorite da. Green gram dosa looks very appetizing with that tomato thokku ....yummy!

Padhu said...

Healthy dosa .Make it more healthier by sprouting the greem gram dal

Supriya Nair said...

The dosas are very healthy...thanks for sharing this recipe !

Cham said...

One of healthy breakfast!

kothiyavunu said...

Healthy and yummy dosa gita.:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

A healthy one,planning to make this weekend with rava upma :)