Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pesara Attu - A Savory Green Gram/Moong Crepe

Pesara Attu - A Savory Green Gram Crape

Can't believe we are nearing end of February find it hard to believe two months have passed by so quick , its a good thing in many ways. Being occupied is a very healthy thing. I am of sort who gets really agitated if I am not challenged, I love challenges and would butt them head on and the kind who works well under pressure :) so far the year has been nothing but exciting challenges both at home and work.

Few weeks ago had few friends over for brunch decided to make Pesara attu and Upma, anyone from Andhra Pradesh can vouch what a breakfast darling this savory crape is. It's funny how much I crave for it as I type and then there were childhood days where I would run miles away from it and dreaded Sunday mornings just for this same reason.

Being a vegetarian its always challenging to find dishes low on carbs and high on protein,Pesalu or Green gram fills this void and is an excellent source of protein and iron.

This savory crepe is very easy to make and tastes heavenly and is always served with piping hot Upma and spicy ginger chutney. So here goes the recipe

Ingredients makes for about 8-10

For batter

2 cups whole green gram soaked over night preferably.
2-3 green chillies
about an inch of Ginger
tbsp of cumin seeds
cup of coriander (optional)
2 tbsp of rice flour
salt according to taste

For toppings
1 red onion finely chopped
2-3 tbsp of cumin seeds
green chillies chopped finely (optional)
3-4 tbsp of oil 

1. Soak green gram for about 4 hours overnight works even better.
2. Add all the ingredients for the batter and grind it into a fine paste. My handy Vitamix is sure a life saver.
3. Now heat a non-stick griddle, crepe pan or I used my prized cast iron tawa/griddle.
4. Pour a ladle full of batter on the pan and spread thin and evenly into a round shape, don't worry about the shape  it gets better with experience .

5. Now sprinkle red onions a pinch of cumin seeds and optionally if you wish finely chopped green chillies and pat them into the wet batter gently.
6. Now wet the surface around the crepe with about a tspn of oil, this allows for the edges not to stick and gives a crispy texture to the edges.
7. Allow to cook for two minutes and turn in around and allow to cook for a minute or two.
Remove from heat and serve with hot pipping Upma and spicy ginger chutney or peanut chutney, and I promise your guest will ask for more.


Bharathy said...

Have never seen such a lovely pesarattu!
Classy set up! Bookmarked!!

Suchi said...

Lovely pancake Shreelu and the pics are wow...did you know today is the National Pancake Day read in a status update on facebook, so an apt day to make this :-)

kitchen queen said...

yummy peserette and my favourite too.

Sumi said...

wow, tasty and crispy dosa..
btw..the text in your post has some characters inserted at the end of each word..is it just for me ?

Nupur said...

What a delicious breakfast. You keep mentioning your vitamix and I keep thinking- I really want one :) it is expensive though.

kankana said...

This dosa sounds so healthy and i love green grams!

shirin goel said...

looks so refreshing...


Anonymous said...

Yummy looking pesarattu....what model Vitamix do you use?

Anonymous said...

Looking yummy...btw, what model Vitamix do u use?

The Bohemian Teacher said...

Everything looks so delicious here and the photos are gorgeous too! yummm! :D Thanks for the recipe! my best x

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Kitchen Flavours said...

That's an extremely yum and gratifying breakfast....one of my very favorites too....never knew pessarattu upma will look so appetizing too....

Anonymous said...

Finger licking...

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