Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Savory Lentil Crepe

Green Mung Beans - 1 cup
Urad Dal / Black Gram - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2 cup, very finely chopped
Cilantro - a handful, finely chopped
Green Chilies - 4, finely chopped
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp
Fresh Ground Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - To Taste
Olive Oil

Soak the Mung Beans and Urad Dal together in plenty of water for at least 6 hrs or overnight.

Drain the lentils, wash with clean water and blend it into a smooth batter with  little water till it is smooth and fluffy. Add salt to taste and mix well with hand and keep the batter, loosely covered (or covered with a cling with a small hole on top), inside a cool oven to ferment for 8 hours.

After the batter has fermented, add black pepper, cumin powder, turmeric, chili powder, ginger powder, green chilies, chopped cilantro, chopped onion, a little water to make a pancake like batter. The thinner the batter, the crispier will be the crepe.

Heat an iron skillet. Brush with oil and pour a ladle full of the batter. Spread with the back of the ladle. Add a few drops of oil to the edges of the crepe.

Cook till the bottom browns. Flip and cook on the other side till brown and crisp. Serve with your favorite chutney or pickle.

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