Pesarattu (Andhra Style)

Are you getting bored of normal Idly / Dosa / Roti ? Then try this easy & healthy recipe, Pesarattu. It's an Andhra style lentil crepe typically served with Ginger chutney. My dad's native place is near Andhra Border and so whenever I visit my grandparents house, I used to have chance to taste some yummy Andhra style dishes. Of such is the Famous Pesarattu made from Green moong dhal. Traditionally Rava upma wrapped in the center of Pesarattu is a very good combo breakfast. Its full of protein and filling breakfast with the flavour of Ginger. And most importantly Pesarattu batter doesn't need any fermentation for long hours. You can easily make a crispy crepe once you grind the batter. Lets check this healthy recipe.

Ingredients :

Green moong dhal - 1 cup
Raw rice - 3 tbsp
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Green chilli - 2
Garlic clove - 2 (Optional)
Onion - 1 (Finely chopped)
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp (Optional)
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Asafoetida / Hing - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp

Method :

Wash and soak green moong dhal and rice overnight or atleast 7 hours before grinding.
Remove the skin of Ginger and chop it to fine pieces. 

Grind the soaked dhal +rice together with Green chillis, ginger, garlic and Jeera. Grind it to a coarse batter (something like adai batter consistency, but I prefer to have smooth batter). The batter shouldn't be too watery like regular dosa batter. Once done, add salt, curry leaves and hing. Mix it well. Allow it to stand for about 15 mins. You no need to let it ferment for long hours. In the mean time, chop onions and keep it ready.

To make pesarattu, heat the tawa. Take laddle full of batter and spread it to tawa like how we do it for normal dosa. Add oil and sprinkle the chopped onion on the top of dosa. If you like sprinkle grated coconut as well. Once cooked, gently flip it over and smear little oil to get bit crispy and even cooking on both sides (like golden brown colour). 

Serve it with upma filling or you can have it as such too. Enjoy with chutney of your choice !!


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