Pesarattu Kura is a dry curry prepared with Multigrain Vegetable Pesarattu Batter. This is a great, high fiber and protein snack or entree (with rice and dal). Once you have the batter ready this is a very simple preparation.
Multigrain Vegetable Pesarattu Batter is basically prepared by soaking and blending whole green mung grains along with oats, flax seeds, barley etc, in addition to ginger, green chili peppers, spinach, carrots, cabbage and salt. The traditional version does not contain any other grains (except whole green mung and a tablespoon of white rice) or vegetables. This batter is also used in making a delicious savory crêpe, Vegetable Pesarattu.
The reason this batter is used in the curry preparation, is because of its consistency and flavor. It gets thick and fluffy when cooked in a pan (like a thick pancake). This makes it easy to then cut it into small cubes that don’t break up or crumble. These cubes are the main ingredients for the curry. This recipe is actually unique in the sense that it is dry and can also be consumed as a snack. I’ve never had this at any restaurant so I’m assuming this is my mom’s own creation and I of course, picked it up from her (she uses the traditional batter though, not the multigrain one). Just so you get an idea here’s another recipe you can check out, that is made korma style (see picture)- http://aahaaramonline.com/2013/12/10/pesarattu-koora-kurma-curry-with-green-gram-pancakes/.
Make sure you have all the spices (a blended mix of ginger, garlic, cumin powder, coriander powder) and ingredients handy so you can start sautéing them while your pancake is cooling. Sauté the onions till they turn slightly golden brown and add the spices, mix well and then add salt and curry leaves and stir one more time. Now cut the pancake into small cubes, add it to the pan and stir well to make sure all ingredients blend well.