Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pesarapappu Atlu | Mung Bean Kimchi Pancakes | Moong Dal Pancakes

South Korea, my first international destination to this beautiful country left lots of good memories in my life. Being a vegetarian I never had a chance of experimenting Korean food. But some where in my deep mind I wanted to taste it badly.
Lately I have been exploring on World Wide Web for korean vegan recipes & came across many delightful blogs who are purely vegan & now it’s my chance to experience them.
I chose to make a simple pancake made of mung beans & kimchi. A little intro about Kimchi is that it's a traditional korean side dish made of napa cabbage as main ingredient. 




Kimchi has a fish sauce as one of the ingredients, but I replaced it with a vegan kimchi, which I bought from whole foods store. I served it with a Indian green chutney & it tasted yum. 


I got this delicious recipes from Beyond Kimchi blog & made little changes to it. 
Yields : 10 pancakes 
Ingredients
1/2 Cup moong dal 
2 Tbs. rice 
2 Tbs. scallions / spring onions 
1/2 Cup chopped kimchee (Store bought)
1 Tsp. soy sauce 
1&1/2 Tsp. red chili powder 
Salt for taste
2 Tbs. sesame oil


- Soak moong dal & rice for minimum 8hrs to 24hrs in refrigerator. Grind them coarsely & keep aside. 
- Now to the ground batter add scallions, kimchee, soy sauce, salt & chili powder. Mix them well.


- Heat pan with oil & add the batter as shown. You can make 3pancakes at a time depending on the pan width.



- Close it with a lid allowing it to cook completely. Now reverse the pancakes & cook them crisp on both sides.



- Once they are done crisp & cooked both sides remove them & repeat the same with other batch. 



- Serve them warm with a sauce or chutney. I served it with cilantro chutney

Note: 
- The recipe I followed asked to refrigerate the soaked dal & rice.
- You can replace kimchee with other veggies like onion, ginger, corn & etc. 

16 comments:

  1. Delicious and mothwatering combination of mung, bean and kimchi. Looks simply wonderful.
    Deepa

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  2. I love kimichi.. Must try.. so tempting

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  3. Excellent and nutritious pancakes, vegan kimchi i should check here..

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  4. that last photo is mindblowing - I saw these being prepared in Korea on an episode of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain - yours look just as good

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  5. Great that you are trying to get accustomed to world cuisine and seems like this has been a successful attempt. Happy cooking.

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  6. that is so healthy and delicious!!! beautiful clicks!!

    Sowmya

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  7. I was wondering if you can show the picture of kimchi as well..This was a totally new one.

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  8. Very nice..and sounds so healthy as well..hearing about the Kimchee for the first time, should check it out..

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  9. Yummy looking pancakes.. I will have try this recipe soon.

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  10. Wow those pancakes look too good.. Book marking.

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  11. Even across the world, the cuisine seems similar right ? The seasonings are different, taste will be different, but at the end of it its a batter spread as a pan cake and served with locally available side dishes...Thanks for explaining about kimchee :-)

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  12. Love it. Wish I can grab the chopsticks and feed myself.

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