Monday, 17 December 2007

Green Dosa

My girls love Pesarattu and they named this is Green dosa....

I continue the dosa variety post with one more today ....

Pesarattu is a Andhra delicacy, nutritious and tasty . I first tasted it in a friends place she served it the authentic way with upma and ginger chutney.. I however prefer it just the dosas with normal coconut chutney.Mung beans are very rich in protien and are quite a good source of vitamin C ,It is ideal as breakfast since the fat content is very low and dietary fiber is high.
It is easy to make and does not need any fermenting.

2 cup whole mung beans (green gram)
1/2 cup rice1 inch ginger2 green chillies
1 spoon jeera (cumin seeds)
1 onion finely chopped (optional)
salt to taste

Soak the Whole mung beans and rice for about 5 to 6 hours . Grind with ginger, green chillies , cumin and salt .Add water as required to the dosa batter consistency Spread on a hot non stick pan and sprinkle some oil.(add chopped onions if you like and cover the dosa for the onions to steam)
Serve with coconut chutney.

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I have many a times had problems with the coconut I buy from the asian stores.Here is a
simple and quick way for coconut chutney. It tastes almost (if not completely) like fresh coconut chutney.

1 cup dessicated coconut powder

3 spoons of coconut milk
1 spoon cumin seeds
2 spoons fried gram dal ( chuntney dal,phutana)
2 green chillies or red chillies
salt to taste
curds/tamarind paste

Grind all the above ingredients to a paste with some water . In a small pan prepare a seasoning of mustard seeds, red chillies, chanadal, urad dal and curry leaves. It tastes yummy served with dosas or idlis.


Sandhya said...

Yummy are right, Shubha. This dose is very nutritious. Thanks for the mouth-watering recipes.

Here in Singapore, Chinese vegetarian food is considered very nutritious. One such dish is Bee Hoon - that is fried noodles with bean curd. Will try to the recipe from my Chinese friends and share it here.


The Bhandari's said...

oh ho this is now a must try for me this sunday :)n will let u know soon how it turned out
Looks yummy