Friday, July 27, 2018

Pesarattu/Green gram dosa

Pesarattu is very famous in Andhrapradesh, India. They prepare it very tasty. Pesarattu is a dosa prepare using moong dal/Pesarabele. Main ingredient is Green gram  along with onion, rice, green chilli, ginger, coriander leaves.It looks light green in color. I prepared it and tasted really good. The complete recipe is posted here.

For Dosa:
Rice- 50gms [washed and Soaked in water for 5-6hours]
Moong dal/Green gram -250gms 
Green chillies -2 to 3
Ginger -1/2inch
Jeera /cumin seeds -1tspoon
Baking soda-1/4tspoon
Salt as per taste

For red chutney:
Roasted chana dal-2tspoon
Red chilli -4 to 5
Salt as per taste
Ginger-1/4 inch
garlic -2 clove


  1. Rice and  green gram should be soaked together for 5 to 6 hours . Add cumin seeds, ginger, green chillies along with rice and moong dal - grind to smooth paste/batter.
  2. After grinding keep it in warm place to get fermented. [Dont add salt and baking soda at this point] Batter should be not too thick or not too thin.
  3. Morning add the baking soda and salt a small amount , Mix well. Add water depending on the consistency required to make dosa.
  4. Red chutney: add all ingredients mentioned under red chutney in a mixie  and grind along with small quantity of water.
  5. When tawa is hot , sprinkle some water, When water evaporates, just pour dosa using the batter [spread it in circular motion] apply lightly red chutney, add ghee and chopped onion all over the Dosa. Close the lid for a min and remove dosa from tawa. Cook on one side only.
  6. Enjoy dosa with chutney, sambar. mashed potato palya.
  7. For chutney, sambar and mashed potato check my other recipes

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