Sunday, 27 May 2012

Peserat or Whole Moong Dal Dosa

We make this protein packed breakfast item often. This is a very good addition for people who prefer a low-carb diet, just omit the rice. My hubby and I would use this as a substitute for rotis when we were on a no-carb diet for a teeny weeny period. Here is the recipe…


2 cups of whole moong or green gram,
½ cup raw rice,
6 green chillies,
2 red chillies,
1 inch piece of ginger,
½ tsp of cumin seeds,
Salt to taste,
1 small onion
Some coriander leaves
Oil as required

Soak the whole moong and the rice together overnight. Grind it with the green chillies, red chillies, ginger, salt, half the onion and cumin seeds to a fine paste. Add water as required. Once you have the fine paste ready add enough water to make a batter which is a little more liquid than dropping consistency. Add the remaining chopped onions and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.

Heat a non-stick pan and spread a ladle full of this batter and spread it to make an even round. Drizzle a couple of drops of oil and let cook covered till it is brown on one side. Flip it over and cook for about a minute on the other side. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.

I served it with onion chutney and pulli inghi (Kerala ginger chutney).