This recipe is very simple to make but at the same time, it's very delicious and nutritious. A healthy breakfast is on the table with a little planning. Tomato chutney goes very well with this mung bean crepe. 

Mung Bean Crepe with Tomato Chutney 

Crepes

  • Preparation Soaking Time = 4-6 hours 
  • Cooking Time = 20 minutes 
  • Serves = 20 crepes (dosa)

Tomato Chutney 

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes 

Ingredients (Mung Bean Crepe)

  • 2 cups Mung bean (whole or split)
  • 1 tablespoon of fennel
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 finely chopped medium onion
  • Avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Soak the mung beans for at least 4-6 hours for the (green) whole mung bean or 1 hour for the (yellow) split mung bean.
  2. After soaking drain the water and blend it with fennel, ginger, and cayenne till it's smooth. Add up to a cup of water while blending. 
  3. Add turmeric and salt to the batter. Make sure that the consistency of the batter should be like pancake batter (not too thick or too watery) for easy spreading. 
  4. On a medium heated cast iron pan, take a ladle full of batter and spread it out into a circular shape as thin as possible in a clockwise motion. 
  5. Drizzle some oil around the crepe and sprinkle some finely chopped onions. 
  6. Allow it to cook on low medium flame till the underside turns golden brown, flip the crepe (dosa) and cook for 30 more seconds or until it's crispy.
  7. Serve the hot crispy crepe (dosa) with some tomato chutney (see instructions below for making this)

Note: 

  • For crispy crepes soak them for 4 hours and don't soap them overnight. Soaking longer (overnight) makes the batter sticky. 
  • Ginger and fennel not only add flavor but also aids in digestion. 
  • Cooking on a low medium flame will result in crispy and crunchy crepe. 

Ingredients (Tomato Chutney)

  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 1 medium-sized tomato
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3-4 small cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of grated coconut 
  • 1 teaspoon paste of tamarind or 1 inch whole de-seeded tamarind
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 whole or a pinch of cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Cilantro (optional topping with chutney)
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon oil and add all the ingredients except coconut and sauté on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the coconut and mix it all together.
  3. Allow it to cook down for a minute or two and blend it to a smooth paste.
  4. Serve it with the hot crepe (dosa).

Call to Action 

I always wondered how certain food combinations are created, liked, and enjoyed universally like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pita bread and hummus, tortillas and salsa, soup and crackers, salad and dressing, rice and lentils, and crepe and tomato chutney. Whoever created these combinations really did a great job in figuring out the food pair/combo and they taste delicious together.

Likewise, our Creator is a Master Match Maker. When God created Adam, He said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him” (Genesis 2:18 NLT).

Isn't it wonderful to know that our God made the best first couple ever and felt good in pairing them together in the Garden of Eden? It’s the same thing when we see the heavenly kingdom with Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. We see unity and togetherness in Jesus and His Heavenly Father and they are inseparable. There is no self (I) with them, it is always we (us) — Jesus said, “Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?... Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves” (John 14:10-11 ESV). Similarly, as created beings, we (followers of Christ) can be best paired with our Creator.

Let us choose this day to allow Jesus to be our best pair like the peanut and jelly sandwich or in this case like dosa and chutney and we can do anything with Him (Philippians 4:13). He is always wanting and waiting to pair with us so that He can make our lives taste better than ever and we will be accepted to join hands with Him in His Heavenly kingdom forever.

“Choose this day whom you will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Joshua 24:15 ESV
It's Time to Choose, It's Time to Get Ready

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