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Pesarattu Recipe

Pesarattu dosa recipe - crisp and delicious dosa made from whole mung beans. healthy & nutritious too. vegan as well as gluten free.
Prep Time7 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time7 hrs 30 mins
Course: breakfasts
Cuisine: andhra, south indian
Servings: 30 pesarratu
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

For the Pesarattu batter

  • 2 cups green moong beans
  • 1 green chilly, chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing), optional
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves optional
  • salt as required
  • 3 to 4 tbsp rice flour

Toppings and other ingredients for Pesarattu

  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped, optional
  • few chopped coriander leaves
  • oil or ghee for frying the dosa, as required

Serving suggestions for Pesarattu

  • upma, as required
  • coconut chutney, as required
  • coriander chutney, as required

Instructions

Making Pesarattu Batter:

  • Firstly, pick and rinse the moong beans.
  • Then soak the moong beans overnight in enough water. 
  • Drain and add the moong beans along with ginger, green chilies, asafoetida, coriander leaves and salt in a grinder jar. 
  • Add some water and grind into a smooth batter. 
  • Remove the batter in a bowl or pan.
  • Stir in the rice flour and mix well. The consistency should be similar to a dosa batter. 

Making Pesarattu Recipe

  • On a griddle or flat pan, spread a little oil/ghee.
  • With a ladle, pour the dosa batter on the griddle and use the same spoon for spreading the moong dal dosa batter into a round shape.
  • Pour some oil on the sides and in the center of the dosa.
  • Sprinkle the finely chopped onion, green chilies and coriander leaves.
  • Press these with the spatula so that they get stuck to the batter which is getting cooked.
  • Flip and cook both sides a couple of times till crisp and browned.
  • Serve the Moong Dal Dosa or Pesarattu hot with Upma and Coconut Chutney.

Notes

Few tips for making Pesarattu
  • This Pesarattu dosa can also be made with spilt green gram or sprouted moong.
  • If using yellow moong, then you can soak the lentils for 2 to 3 hours. 
  • Instead of adding rice flour, you can also grind both soaked rice and green moong beans together.
  • The moong dal dosa can be had plain too. 

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg