Pesara Purnalu | Moong Dal Sweet Dumplings

>>  Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pesara Purnalu or sweet dumplings with Whole Moong dal are a quick snack that you can do for evening snacks for kids. Not only that these are very healthy for kids. Never mind the deep fried nature of this recipe, as kids can eat deep fried snacks. 

We make these dumplings with two different coatings. Traditionally it is done with Urad dal, while for this we did the coating with Maida and Rice flour. Make these for your kids as a holiday treat and I am sure they will enjoy it very much.

Pesara Purnalu / Moong Dal Dumplings

For Stuffing

Pesara pappu / Yellow Moong Dal - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Coconut grated - 1/4 cup
Cardomon powder a pinch

For Coating

All purpose Flour/ Maida - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Salt a pinch

Method to prepare

For the Stuffing
Soak Yellow moong dal for 2 hrs and grind to a fine paste with very little water.

Make the paste into small balls and steam the moong dal paste as how you will do for idlies for 15 mins.

Once it is cooled, grind these steamed dumplings into powder, if they are soft enough you can also grate them into powder.

To this moong dal powder add powdered sugar, grated coconut. Make into small balls.
For the Coating
Make a thick batter of Maida and Rice flour, salt.

Heat a pan with oil and drop the balls dipped into the batter into the hot oil.

Cook on both sides and drain once done to a kitchen towel.  

These make a great holiday treat for kids, do send in your holiday specials that you will prepare for your kids for Kid's Delight!


Dr.Sameena Prathap
December 4, 2010 at 2:40 PM  


Those dumplings look cute and yummy...:)


Subhashini December 4, 2010 at 3:51 PM  

very very new dish for me.

Priya Sreeram December 4, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

good one !

Smitha December 4, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

i love any type of purnalu...they r my weakness sometimes1...yum yum!

divya December 4, 2010 at 9:37 PM  

wow, that is super delicious looking.

savitha ramesh December 5, 2010 at 3:09 AM  

Wow sweet surprises

Shivani December 5, 2010 at 3:15 AM  

wow thats something new recipe for me, thanks for sharing

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project December 5, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

I love these... my fav during festival time :)
but this with moong dal is healthy :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal December 6, 2010 at 10:25 PM  

wow, sounds delicious !!!

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