Moong Dal Savoury

Moong Dal Savoury

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No, this is not a dosa although the batter seems like one. No, it is definitely not a puri although it looks like one. Indeed, this Moong Dal Savoury is like no snack you have ever tasted before. A deliciously savoury batter of moong dal, curds and spices is topped with a peppy green peas mix and cooked on a tava till it turns an irresistible golden in colour. This sumptuous snack is great to have for breakfast, but can be served at parties too. You can save time by preparing the topping the previous day itself.

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Moong Dal Savoury recipe - How to make Moong Dal Savoury

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     12Makes 12 savouries
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For The Batter
3/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
2 tbsp fresh curds (dahi)
4 green chillies , roughly chopped
salt to taste
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1/2 tsp baking powder

For The Green Peas Topping
1 1/4 cups boiled and mashed green peas
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
salt to taste
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
oil for cooking

For Serving
green chutney
sweet chutney

For the batter

    For the batter
  1. Soak the dal for at least 2 to 3 hours and drain well.
  2. Combine the soaked dal, curds, green chillies and ¼ cup of water and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  3. Add the salt, asafoetida, besan and baking powder and mix gently. Keep aside.

For the green peas topping

    For the green peas topping
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the green peas, salt and green chillies, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the dried mango powder and coriander and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat a greased non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it using a little oil.
  2. Pour a spoonful of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread in a circular motion to make a 75 mm. (3”) diameter circle.
  3. Spread a little stuffing on it and press it gently.
  4. Cook on a slow flame for 1 to 2 minutes
  5. Turn it upside down and cook again for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Repeat with the remaining mixture and stuffing to make 11 more savories.
  7. Serve hot with green chutney and sweet chutney.

  1. Prepare green peas stuffing 1 day in advance.

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Green Chutney for Dhokla, Sandwiches, Indian Snacks 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per savourie
Energy78 cal
Protein4.1 g
Carbohydrates9.7 g
Fiber2.7 g
Fat2.5 g
Cholesterol0.4 mg
Sodium5.8 mg

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Moong Dal Savoury
 on 31 Aug 15 04:48 PM

Moong dal savoury.. A pancake with peas stuffing.. really it is very different recipe.. the stuffing is really chatpata.. this is a must try recipe.. this tastes best when served hot with sweet and green chutney..