Monday, May 4, 2009

Moong Dosa or Pesarattu(Savoury Mung Crepes) with Green Peas chutney

Moong Dosa (Pesarattu) with Green Peas Chutney
A 'green' breakfast in tune with all the colours of springtime!! This dish is packed with protein and makes a healthy start to your day.
This is an easy version of the pesarattu(as there is no fermenting required).My mom learnt to make this moong dosa from one of our neighbours and as a kid I was not too fond of this 'green' dosa,but of course now it's a totally different story. There are so many things that we hate as kids,but as grown ups we have a totally different take on it.
The peas chutney recipe is from my mother-in-law.I had never heard of(forget tasting) 'peas chutney' until she had made it for breakfast one day. I had to call her up to get this recipe and she was just so thrilled about it.
Moong dosa/Pesarattu (Mung Bean Crepes):
  • Whole Mung: 1 cup (soak in water overnight)
  • Green chillies: 1 or 2 nos.
  • Ginger:1/2" piece
  • Zeera/Cumin seeds: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: to taste
  1. Grind the soaked mung,green chilly, ginger and salt to a fine paste of pancake/dosa consistency(add about a cup of water while grinding)
  2. Add the cumin seeds and mix well.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan,when it's hot, pour a ladleful of the dosa batter and spread.
  4. Cover and cook on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove the cover, check if the dosa has cooked.Then,flip the dosa and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Remove and serve hot with chutney.
Note:It's usually served with freshly chopped onions sprinkled on top as a garnish(I made this for breakfast and since hubby won't dream of eating raw onions and heading to work,I had to omit it).
Green peas chutney:
  • Fresh/frozen green peas: 1 cup
  • Green chillies/Serrano: 1/2 or 1 no.
  • Salt: to taste
  • Mustard seeds:1/2 teaspoon
  • Zeera/Cumin seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sesame seeds:1/2 teaspoon
  • Lime juice:1 teaspoon
  • Oil:1 teaspoon
  1. Grind the peas(thaw first if frozen), green chillies and salt to a fine paste. Keep aside in a bowl.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan,add the mustard,cumin and sesame seeds.When the mustard starts to sputter,remove from flame.
  3. Pour this tempering on the chutney and mix,then add the lime juice and mix well.
  4. Serve with dosa's or use as a spread with sandwiches or wraps.
Question: Is there anything that YOU hated as a kid,but don't seem to hate it anymore?


Pearl said...

love green eats!
i hated tofu when i was a child, but now don't dislike it. :)

Christo Gonzales said...

I hated squash because the name sounded like what you did to bugs ---

Pooja said...

The dosa looks great and the chutney too :) Peas chutney is new to me. Sounds gr8!

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Looking great and healthy too .

chow and chatter said...

wow no fermenting required love it will have to give it a try thanks sweet sweta

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

dosa? that's a new word for me. I like mung beans a lot, so I am sure I like these! :)

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

We made something like this recently! I thought it was so cool that split mung beans could turn into pancakes :-) Thanks for all your entries into the Carnival!

sangeeta said...

green pea chutny is new for me...the dosa i had adapted from master chef Jiggs Kalra's recipe......i love it.

Jenn said...

I want to try that green chutney. I'm sure it goes well with the dosa. Yum!

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

Pearl,doggybloggy-thanks for sharing your childhood dislikes,very interesting!!
Pooja,Pavithra,Sangeeta- thanks.
Rebecca-I know,perfect to try out in any weather!
Michelle-you bet.This is whole mung-hence the green colour.
Jenn-girl,try it and let me know!

Lavanya said...

chutney with freen eas..i didnt even heard of it..good one!!

Anonymous said...

I hated cottage, I love it!

Astra Libris said...

It's so true how much our tastes change as we become adults... When I was a kid I didn't like chocolate ice cream, of all things - how strange is that? :-) Now, of course, I love chocolate ice cream... :-)

Such beautiful green dishes - I love how fresh and flavorful the green pea chutney sounds!

Anisheetu said...

Hey Sweta, I had also made the same breakfast last sunday..... it is very healthy and tasty too... chutney looks very nice....

Renus Kitchen said...

my first time here, nice recipe!!

Unknown said...

Hated okra...but appreciate it now, especially in a gumbo

Priyanka said...

I hated very few things as a child and unfortunately still hate them, like pumpkin, beets..they just make me gag!

Anonymous said...

a PEA CHUTNEY! how amazing...I'd love to try it, esp with the mung bean dosa! I've never tried dosa before, and I'm kicking myself for not trying it during my stay in Singapore!
hmm...I used to hate fruits and veggies as a kid, but LOVE them now!

veena said...

first time here ..lovely blog ..dosa looks very delicious
keep in touch

Anonymous said...

The pea chutney sounds wonderful and perfect with dosa! Yum!

Unknown said...

The dosa and chutnry looks grt.. said...

This reeicpe is great for winter as no fermenting is required.

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

Lavanya,Sophie-it was new to me too!
Sheetu- great to have for a Sunday morning and very filling too :)
Astra,Veena,5 Star Foodie,Renuka,Renu-thank u!!
Angie,Priyanka,Houseonahill,Astra-thank you for sharing! Priyanka-try new recipes with them,you might start to like them!
Smitha-yes,an all weather dosa!!

Dana Fallentine said...

LOVELY! Looks very good for you!

Christo Gonzales said...

oui - chez as in chez moi but with an american twist - chez what as in 'say what' as in chez what....

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

My first visit here, Moong dhal dosa sounds healthy and peas chutney is definitely yummy but new to me... Gotta try your recipe... Have blogrolled you shall drop by for more recipes...

ARUNA said...

hey never tried both of them.....shud try ur recipe this time!

Pearl said...

Sweta - my mother's friend brought them over from Taiwan. :)

Sunny said...

thanks for visiting my blog. this recipe sounds good... and healthy too!! i have never heard of mung.

Smitha Suresh said...

green peas chutney! have to try it:) and foods that i HATED as a kid - eggplant [aubergine] and jackfruit. Now I actually relish them.

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

Dana,Ramya,Aruna,Sunny,Smitha-do let me know if you try it :)
DB and Pearl-thank u !

Shama Nagarajan said...

two different new recipes to me...looks delicious...nice blog

Yasmeen said...

No-ferment dosa does make my breakfast prep easier,peas chutney is a brilliant idea:)