Friday, 24 February 2012

Whole Moong Dosa

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Whole green moong dosa or better known as Pesarattu in Telugu.This is a famous snack from Andhra Pradesh.Needless to say this is a very healthy breakfast item as it contains moong..

Ingredients -
For Dosa -
whole moong/green gram(1/2 cup)
rice (1 cup)
urad dal/black gram(3/4th cup)
chana dal(1 tspn)
fenugreek/methi seeds(1 tspn)
cooked rice(4 tbspns)
onion(1 medium)

For Sambar -
Yellow pigeon peas/toor dal(2 cups)
turmeric powder
any of the veggies-eggplant/brinjal,drum-sticks,ladyfinger,bottle gourd/lauki,pumpkin.
onion(1 medium)
red chilly(3-4)
green chilly(2-3)
mustard seeds
fenugreek/methi seeds
curry leaves/kadi patta
sambar powder(2tspn)
tamarind extract(1 tbspn)
fresh coriander leaves

For Garlic Chutney -
freshly grated coconut(1/2 cup)
garlic (2-3cloves)
red chilly(3-4)

Method -
Soak the moong,rice,urad dal,chana dal,methi seeds in water overnite.
Next day morning grind all these ingredients together with water.
Add the cooked rice and grind again.I have used the previous day leftover rice.
Add the onion and grind again.Adjust the amount of water to get a desired consistency batter.
Finally add salt.
Heat a non-stick tawa.Take a laddle full of batter and spread in a circular motion to make a thin dosa.
Cover the spreaded dosa with a plate(covering helps in cooking faster).
Now turn it on the other side and cook till crispy.
Similarly make dosas out of the rest of the batter.

Sambar -
Pressure cook the dal with hing,salt and turmeric powder.
Chop the veggies.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add hing,mustard seeds and methi seeds.
Once they splutter add curry leaves.
Put in the green chillies and red chillies.Add the chopped onion and saute.
Put in the chopped veggies.
Add sufficient water.Then add the boiled dal to the veggies.
Add sambar powder and stir well.
Now put in the tamarind extract and let it simmer.
Finally add freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Garlic Chutney -
Grind together coconut,red chillies,garlic and salt.

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