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Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Recipe

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

Flat crepes or pancakes go by many names in India, and can be both sweet and savory. They're mostly had for breakfast and are made with a variety of grains, although the most popular one is dosa, made of rice. However, it helps to give monotony a break by trying out something other than rice, which we've done today with our Barnyard Millet Pesarattu recipe!

Barnyard millet is high in dietary fiber, phosphorous and calcium and is also a good source of B-complex vitamins. This millet is pretty versatile too - you can use it to make barnyard millet upma , barnyard millet banana bread, and barnyard millet bottle gourd cheela. In today's recipe, we've paired it with whole moong to make Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Pesarattu.

Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 100% Organic Barnyard Millet Flakes - 1/2 cup
  • Whole Moong / Green gram - 1/2 cup
  • Green chilies - 2
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 -2 sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1-2 tbsp

Method:

1. Soak the whole moong for 3-4 hours.

Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Recipe

2. Soak the Barnyard Millet flakes for a minute in water with a pinch of salt. Drain it and again soak it in 1 cup water for 5-10 minutes. By this time the flakes will soak the water and turn soft.

Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Recipe

3. Transfer the soaked moong, barnyard millet flakes, green chilies, ginger, salt, 10-15 curry leaves and cumin to a grinder jar.

Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Recipe

4. Grind to a fine paste using little water. The pesarattu batter is ready.

Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Recipe

5. To make the pesarattu, heat a non stick tawa /pan . Put a ladle full batter at its center. Spread it into a circle using the back of the ladle to make a thin pesarattu.

Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Recipe

6. Drizzle some oil at the edges of the pesarattu and cook till golden brown in color. Flip and cook on the other side.

Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Recipe

7. Serve the pesarattu hot with some podi or chutney of your choice.

Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Recipe

This Barnyard Millet Pesarattu isn't just a healthy breakfast recipe, it's also perfect for the lunchbox! The pesarattu tastes quite good on it's own and doesn't need too many accompaniments, but some ketchup or chutney doesn't hurt!

Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Recipe

Barnyard Millet Pesarattu Recipe

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