Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pesarattu(Green Gram Dosa)

My mother tongue being telugu, wanted to try this Andhra dish for a long long time. Heard this from one of my friends and checked this video for ingredients. This is a nutritious and a very filling breakfast. I got the recipe from here. For easy and quick snacks and other recipes i used to refer vahrehvah.com. Great website with tasty dishes for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Green Gram Dal - 1 cup ( sprouted ones doubles nutrition)
Raw rice - 1/2 cup
Idli rice - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 4
Chopped ginger - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - as needed

Soak Green gram and rice together in warm water for 8 hours. Grind this with remaining ingredients(with little water) to a smooth batter(not too course like adai). Add needed salt to the batter, mix well and prepare pesarattus like normal dosas in a non stick/iron pan. There is no need to ferment this batter.
I didn't add onions to this. You can add if you want. But I greased my iron pan with a small piece of onion dipped in oil before making pesarattus so that they don't stick to the pan.:)

Tastes great with any chutney.. especially coconut..

Sending this to "Bookmarked Recipe - Every Tuesday Event" by Aipi.


  1. Nutritious, filling n delicious..what a fab combination! They look perfect..
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  2. Pesarttu and upma make delicious combo. this one looks awesome.

  3. Tried out. But substituted rice for 2 tblsp of rice flour. Was delicious. Thanks

  4. Thanks so much Sugi :). Glad you tried it out!