Green bean claims to be a perfect slimming food It is not only it is low in fat, green bean is also a rich source of protein, and fiber which enables one to lower the high cholesterol level in body system. The high fibre in green bean yields complex carbohydrate which improves digestion. Frequent consumption of green bean is beneficial to diabetes and one who suffers from high cholesterol level.
1.It is very rich in protein.
2. Has high levels of iron and folate which is very much required for pregnant women and feeding mothers.
3. Contains high fiber which improves digestion.
In this recipe I have prepared a instant ready to make pesarattu powder at home. The advantage is you can easily make pesarattus when ever you like by just mixing with water as per needs, rest for few minutes and make pesarattus as usual.
You save time and need not plan dishes in advance .
This ready to make powder is good to prepare, pack and send with your family members when they are travelling abroad, cannot procure the gram, have time to soak and grind, but need a healthy breakfast .
Prepare the powder at home or get it milled for bulk requirement and send it in convenient ziploc bags with directions to use pasted on it for convenience.
2 cups whole green gram ( full moong beans with skin)
1/4 cup rice or rice flour
3 green chillies, fried or roasted dry .
generous pinch of asafoetida powder.
roasted dry crispy curry leaves.
Salt as required.
Clean the gram by removing any dust or particles.
Mix both rice and gram and mill it in home mixie to a fine powder or get it milled outside for bulk requirement.
I do it at home as per needs .Add the roasted dry green chillies and asafoetida powder, salt.
Towards the end of grinding, add the crispy curry leaves too, so that specks will remain. Same with green chillies too.
These two can be added fresh also if easily available but if you plan to send this powder to your friends and family abroad, best to add it as many do not get curry leaves .
Directions to use this powder.
In a bowl measure out required powder, ad water to make thick batter like dosa batter, stir well.
Let it rest for few minutes at least 30 minutes, though I have done it in less time also.
Prepare pesarattu on a hot greased skillet as you would prepare dosas.
Apply oil on the edges to get a crispy texture.
Enjoy with chutneys and sambar of your choice.