Showing posts with label pesarittu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pesarittu. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Cucumber Pesarittu

Pesarittu /whole moong dosa is known as Pesarittu. I simply call this as Hesaru dosa.
I have tried this Pesarittu dosa in different ways. THIS time it is with cucumber. Dosa taste yummy and good for people who do not eat much vegetable. 

I have used whole moong, rava/semolina, little coconut, 1 small cucumber with its skin, pepper and curry leaves.
Pesarittu dosa is a healthy dosa which fills your tummy with good nutrients. Whole moong is filled with vitamins, minerals and is protein rich. Cucumber Pesarittu Dose is good for all age group and you do not feel hungry for a long time.
I used fresh Pesarittu batter for dosa. I did the grinding in mixi and added rava and curd to it. Gave a churn for 2 minutes, stopping for a few seconds in between. 
 as I grind it. I have added a cup of curd to add savoury to the batter. 
Let us see the recipe now :
No Onion or NO Garlic is added to this recipe.

Things Needed :

Whole Moong : 1 1/2 cup
Rava /Semolina  : 1/2 cup (medium sized).
Pepper pods : 6 to 8
Ginger : An inch
Curry leaves : 1 Handful
Mangalore Southekai /Cucumber : 1 Medium sized 
Curd /Yogurt : 1 Cup 
Salt : As required 
Coconut : 1 Small cup.
Ingh : A little 

Method :

1. Wash and soak whole moong for 3 to 4 hours or over night. 

2. Grate coconut and grind it with ginger pieces and pepper pods. Wash and peel off the ginger skin and wash it again and cut into pieces. 

3. Add whole moong and grind till it turn as paste.
4. Mean while wash cucumber and remove the pulp and seed inside it.

5. Cut the cucumber into small pieces and soak in water for 5 minutes.
6. Add these cucumber pieces to mixi and grind till they turn into paste. Add the outer layer of cucumber to grind. (cucumber skin).

7. Add a big cup of curd and grind it for 2 minutes. 

Add rava and churn for 2 minutes.

8. Remove it from the mixi jar to a big bowl. Add salt and keep it aside.
9. Mix the batter nicely and Whole moong dosa batter is ready.

10. Keep a dosa pan on the fire and heat. clean the pan with a clean towel or Kitchen tissue.
11. Take a ladle of whole moong batter and spread it on the tava. Sprinkle some oil on the top.

12. Cook on medium and low flame. Turn the dosa other side and cook for a minute.

13. Dosa is ready to serve. Take out the dosa from a pan and serve.
14. Add a tsp of ghee on the top just before you serve Cucumber Pesarittu Dose.

Note : 

Do not add more rava to the whole moong batter. Dose turns hard. Adding curd helps the dosa to be soft.
Do not add any cooking soda or baking powder.
The batter should be bit thicker than dosa batter. 
You can also ferment this batter and prepare Dose/dosa.
Time : Soaking time 3 to 4 hours.
Grinding time : 5 to 6 minutes.
Preparing dosa : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 people.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Cucumber -- Millet flour Pesarittu / Dosa

Pesarittu is a type of dosa, prepared using moong dal. Pesarittu or green gram dosa is very famous in Andra Pradesh. But now a days you can get Pesarittu in most of the places in the world.
Just check this recipe and try it out. YOU are going to say  " Wow ", I am sure.
This time Pesarittu - Moong dosa is a combination of moong dal, millet flour / Jolada hittu /Sorghum and cucumber.

Ready to serve Cucumber - Millet Pesarittu /Moong Dosa

As I said this Pesarittu is very famous in Andra Pradesh, may be because it is so hot there and moong dal or whole moong helps the body to keep cool.
When I think of Pesarittu , I do remember the experience we had when we first visited Hyderabad. My first son Ravi got his first job in Satyam which was very famous and one of the top software company. So we wanted to visit him and spend some time with him. Since he was living alone and not much of facility to cook at home we had gone to one of good hotel near by his house. I think it is Chutneys. Chutneys are the big chain of hotels and the food was really good I should mention here.
We were going through the Menu card and I saw a dish name as
" CHIEF MINISTER PESARITTU ". I was wondering how it might be. Even Ravi did not know the clue about the dish, though it mentioned Pesarittu. We ordered and there it came a big Pesarittu filled with Upma. It is just like filling Potato Palya in Masala Dosa. Uppittu/Upma was kept and Pesarittu was folded. After seeing Uppittu inside we started to laugh and could not control it. By the we were all almost full after eating so many idli, dosa, uppittu, kesari bath, Vada etc. So my self and Ravi gulped the whole dosa with Uppittu and believe me until 5 in the evening we never felt hungy. It was so heavy and full.
Coming back to This Dish Cucumber - Millet Pesarittu is one of the healthy, aromatic and healthy.
It is good for breakfast, as snack or even dinner. Try and enjoy then let me know your opinion.
Using millet helps the diabetic and diet friendly people. Use of jeera, peeper, curry leaves, ginger  adds to the healthy point of view and green chilly can be avoided if you are not keen to use. Now a days they say green chilly helps to digest food easily.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Moong Dal : 2 Cups
Millet /Jola /Soghum flour : 1 Cup
Cucumber : 2 ( Small type )
Ginger : An inch
Curry leaves : One handful
Coriander leaves : One handful
Black Pepper : 5 to 6 pods
Green chilly : 1
Salt : As required
Cooking Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Soak Moong dal for 1 hour and drain out the water.
2. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves, coriander leaves and ginger ( remove the outer layer
3. Wash and remove the outer layer of cucumber ( You can use the cumber peel for chutney) and cut into small pieces.

4. Put millet flour in a big bowl, add a glass of water and mix it well. ( Just enough water to mix).

5. Now grind moong dal, curry leaves, coriander leaves, cut green chilly, cut cucumber pieces and ginger.

6.Use water if necessary. Cucumber leaves out the water and is enough for grinding.
7. Add millet flour batter to moong mixture and grind it for 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt and churn for a minute.

8. Shift the batter to a big bowl.  Add water if required.

9. Keep dosa pan on the fire. Add little oil on dosa pan. Clean it out completely with a kitchen tissue.
10. Reduce the flame to low. Take a ladle of Cucumber- Millet flour Pesarittu batter and spread it on the tava in circle shape.
11. Now increase the flame to be medium. Put some oil on the top of dosa/Pesarittu.
12. Turn the other side to cook. Cook for another 1 minute and remove dosa from the pan and serve with side dish you have prepared.

13. Cucumber - Millet dosa Pesarittu is ready to serve.

14. Serve with the side dish you have prepared.

Note :

Use only required water when you grind. Mixing millet flour with water helps to mix the flour with moong batter. Use of jeera and pepper helps to avoid gas in the food. Adding millet flour is a healthy option. Adding cucumber helps the dosa to be soft and nice.
Time :
Soaking time 1 hour + grinding 5 Minutes + Preparing dosa 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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