Thursday, October 18, 2007

Pili Moong Dal aur Matar Ka Puda aka Lentils(Yellow Moong Dal) and Green Peas Pancakes

This is one of my favorite one pot meals!
It satisfies all the food groups and more importantly satisfies and satiates me at the same time :)
There are quite a few kinds of Pudas' (pancakes), some are instant and some like this one require a bit of planning. The process in itself is very simple, as long as you remember to soak the Moong Dal.

Growing up I used to love the Besan(chickpea flour) puda with lots of ketchup. It is the simplest of it's kind with some chopped onions and tomato added for flavor, it is also known as the Vegetarian omelett :) Makes a nice stuffing for bread!

On the same lines, there is the popular Pesarattu made with whole green moong dal. Pesarattu with upma is one of my favorite combo's, I like to have a plate of that at my friends place who is from Hyderabad.

Pili Moong Dal aur Matar ka Puda aka Lentils (Yellow Moong Dal) and Green Peas Pancakes
1 cup Moong Dal
3 green chili (adjust as per taste)
1/2 tsp ginger (as per taste)
2 tbsp chopped onions
1/2 cup green peas, crushed coarsely
salt as per taste
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1/2 tsp cooking soda/Eno fruit salt
Oil for drizzling

1. Soak washed Moong dal for 5 hours.
2. Grind it with 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp water
I've always had great results using these water measurements. Also, grind green chili and ginger along with it to a smooth paste.
3. Add chopped onion, crushed peas, coriander leaves and salt. Add soda when you are ready to make the puda.
4. Heat a griddle, spread the batter just like you do for making dosa, i.e. put about 1/4 cup batter on the griddle and spread in a circular motion from the inside to the out.
5. Drizzle oil around the edges and cook till the underside gets golden brown and then flip it.
6. Cook till done.
7. Puda is ready to be served with a bowl of curds and chutney/pickle of your choice.
I can think of so many variations to this Puda. Add a pinch of hing/asafoetida for a lovely taste.
Can stuff it with some seasoned grated paneer for paneer lovers :)
Can spread red chili chutney on the puda itself for a real hot taste.
Kids love it with some ketchup spread on it and then rolled up :)

I make about 7/8 " puda. Yup I measured it specially for you....LOL!!
This is a Madhur Jafferey recipe!

This is my contribution to Hima's WYF Diet Food event!

Musical has tagged me for the Fantastic Four MEME! So here goes.....
4 places I've lived

4 Jobs I've had
I managed three other kids when I was a teen. The kids I was supposed to manage for a few hours were 6, 6 and 4 respectively, I was so happy at this "responsibility". I think I must have been the "strictest" manager ever, bossing around those poor lil' kids ;)

Theatre/Stage Artist:
I love theatre and performing on stage was a sure thrill.

Restaurant Guide:
My friends call me for phone nos. and directions to restaurants.....LOL!

Match Maker:
Yup, someone I introduced later got married :)

4 Favorite places I've holidayed
Goa...luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvre it there :)
Kodai Kanal, beautiful :)
Jamaica, fun ;)
Vegas, the sin city ;)

4 Favorite foods
Only 4 from a foodie, not fair!!! but here goes....
Mom's parathas - dal, aloo, gobi, mooli all of them :)
Mom's Bharwa karela and bharwa capsicum :)
My sis's Paneer in gravy :)
My grandmom's Nan-khatai, but I don't get to taste it anymore :(

4 Places I would rather be
There is no other place I would rather be than my home sweet home, 'coz it won't be me if I was wishing for something else and not enjoying the present :)



Padma said...

Nice to know the additional 4's Moong dal ka puda looks awesome and so freakingly healthy!

Padma said...

arre wah I am the first one to comment here....

Cinnamon said...

It looks so delicious!!!
And a Lovely MEME!!

Padma said...

Richa, w.r.t ur comments on Lamb curry: "You can simply replace meat with potatoes and soya chunks and that masala paste will work fine"

Hima said...

Thanks for your wonderful entry rich. I love pesarattu as I am also from hyderabad hehe ;-)

Moong dal puda are looking great, I do the same with edamame instead of green peas. I would love to try this version too. Thanks for sharing richa.

Richa said...

thanks padma! yup, it is healthy and oh-so-tasty ;) once ground the making process is real quick, do try sometime! thanks for the info of the veg curry dear!

thanks cinnamon! glad u liked it, do try :)

thanks hima! oh u r from hyd, then u must make a mean pesarattu-upma :) glad u liked this and thanks for hosting dear! enjoy...

shilpa(Aayisrecipes) said...

I love these, but have have not tried with stuffing. All these days it was known to me as Pesarattu :).
Lovely post Richa.
You never lived in Punjab???

Laavanya said...

Thank you for this fool proof recipe of Moong Dhal Pudas. Lovely presentation.
It was so nice to read your meme Richa.. :) Seems like you did a terrific managerial job taking care of those kids.
Thanks for tagging me.

Tee said...

First of all, beautiful presentation! mi pan he banavte pan kaanda, matar nahi ghalat, pan idea changali aahe...maybe thoda kislela gajar :) I love this dish!!! its is very good diet food and if made on a non-stick tawa doesn't even require oil! :)
Enjoyed your too like bharwa karela...yum! :)

Richa said...

thanks shilpa! it's very tasty, do try. about ur Q, i had to list just 4, there are many others...:)

thanks laavanya! do tri it, moong dals so healthy and light!
go to think of it, i did make a good mngr, heh!heh!

thanks asha!
u did not read the meme right, i said i don't get to taste my grandmom's nan-khatai.

thanks tee!
kadhi matar ani kanda ghalun paha, chan taste yeto ani crunch mast lagto :) mom's bharwa karela replicate karayla yet nahi, but always have it many many times when i go back home :)

Happy cook said...

Yum they just look great.
I wish i could just grab one from the screen and walk away eating it

sra said...

Must try this recipe sometime. Liked reading your meme!

Shivapriya said...

Yummy, nice pictures n meme.

TheCooker said...

The pudas look great...nice and crispy.
Fun reading your meme!

Kribha said...

ooooo...those pancakes look yum. Your recipes have always been a hit in my house. Here's another for me to try. Thanks for sharing it. Enjoyed reading your meme. So, you are good at phone numbers and directions? I'm a 'zero' in that. Sometimes, I forget my home number when someone asks.

Asha said...

So sorry Richa, I am kicking myself now! I do read fast sometimes, you can take my comment off if you like. Apologize again!:))

musical said...

Hey Richa, the poodas are a sure hit! and i like the way you wrapped them :). Cute meme there, girlie-and you posted it real quick :). When are we getting the promised recipe for Mom's stuffed capsicum :-D. and i agree Moms make the best paranthas ever!!

hugs to you, dear,

Sig said...

beautiful pancakes Richa... I love those green knots, adds a little something to the pics..
And lovely meme, you were stage artist? :) I too used to do some stage work in college :D

Saju said...

lovely! My cousin made this for me when I was in toronto, yours look even more delish. I am going to try these very soon.

TBC said...

Nice pudas and that is a lovely presentation.

Sharmi said...

This sounds similar to pesarattu made in Andhra. would love to try out!!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow Richa...wonderful presentation dear...a very healthful one :-)
Very Interesting Meme....Nice knowing u dear :-)

Richa said...

thanks happy cook!
why one, pick up the bundle of three sweetie :)

thanks sra! do try, u'll enjoy it :)

thanks shivpriya!

thanks cooker!

thanks kribha! i'm so glad that u and ur family enjoy my recipes :)
do try this as well, it makes one tasty meal :)

yeah asha i deleted it.

Richa said...

thanks musical!
parantho da te' jawaab nai :) love it!! yup those stuffed capsicum, am looking for the mini ones to make it, i cannot dare to make it in those mega ones ;) i too surprised myself doing the meme so quick heh!heh!

thanks sig!
"blush" glad u liked the wrapper ;)
u too worked on the stage, who knew ;)

thanks saju. let me know if u do try.

thanks tbc!

thanks sharmi.

thanks sirisha, it sure is healthy :) glad u enjoyed the meme

Cynthia said...

I've bookmarked this recipe to try, Richa. Thanks for sharing.

Namratha said...

This is something new to me Richa, good one!

Nags said...

lovely pic :)

sunita said...

Those pancakes look lovely...enjoyed reading the meme.

lakshmi said...

I make pesarattu with split yellow moong dal to make the process faster - and add lots of coriander and get the green colour ;).

peas must be tasting great with this - will make this soon.

indosungod said...

those sure are healthy packets you have there Richa,

Got it. thanks


Unique and healthy recipe...!!

Prema Sundar said...

looks like stuffed pesarattu... nice presentation and fun to read meme too.

Latha said...

Good meme Richa. I am just catching up on all my fav blogger posts! So forgive me if this seems really late!
The pudas look so good. I will definitely try them!

Rajitha said...

yum! i love ur presentation...nice Meme...

Roopa said...

wow Richa the puda looks so light and really as u said very satisfying even to looks at it :)
loved reading the meme :)

Sandeepa said...

That is a great recipe, healthy and sure tasty.

Richa said...

thanks cynthia, do lemme' know when u try it !

thanks namratha

thanks nags!

thanks sunita!

thanks lakshmi! i love to add lots of coriander in most of my dishes :)

Richa said...

thanks isg! it is healthy n tasty, can't beat that combo ;)

thanks raks!

thanks prema.

thanks latha! u don't hv to apologize sweetie, but lovely to hv u over :)

thanks rajitha!

thanks roopa! yes it is satisfying, glad u enjoyed reading...

thanks sandeepa!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice meme richa!:) Taking care of kids when you were a teenager!You will be successful in any job then!:))
lived your pesarattu!:))Nice entry for the event too!

zlamushka said...

Wow, I ve made my first ones just this Sunday. Turned out great, slightly different recipe though....

Bhawna said...

Hi Richa, I like Moong dal chila or puda as my breakfast. And ur right as a paneer lover I do stuff it with paneer.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

DEEPA said...

very delicious and excellent pic ...

Amna said...

Hi richa, nice collection of recipes ,would love to try out all your recipes!

Priyanka said...

Aaaaaah, dhirde looks very tempting. never tried it with moong dal or peas- only besan. these should be just perfect for a weekend brunch- quick and tasty too.

Ti said...

yum.... it looks delicious, i like indian food!

Raaga said...

bookmarked sweetheart... breakfast tomorrow I think.

Shweta said...

Yummy pooda! Wish I could just grab one! :)

kini said...

Great recipe & perfect for fussy kids - just to add a variety to their everyday meals!!

Linda said...

Richa, that was a great meme and I really enjoyed getting to know you a little better! Thank you dear, for tagging me -- I had fun with that. Rather drew me back to my blog when I was having a hard time keeping up ;)

As for your moong pancakes, I just would like to know, may I please come over to eat these al fresco sometime? They look so lovely in the sunlight :)

sagari said...

looks healthy and yummy

Rachna said...

wow i love these pudas...they look so yummmy and must be super nutritious since they are made from mung dal... loved yur meme :)

sagari said...

nice photos

sagari said...

u have a nice blog

Dhana said...

I wanna reach out and grab one now!!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, u know what??!?!?!! I was just thinking of posting this recipe sometime soon!!! Didn't know it was called Puda. I just called it Moong dosa :D. Yours looks lovely.... Sure it tasted gr8 too :)

Nags said...

love the way u have tied it up!

SeeC said...

Am just drooling over your pictures. Pesarattu is our fav.

Nice MeMe too..its nice to know more about you.