Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pesarattu ( Andhra Style Whole Green Gram Dosa)

Pesarattu (Dosa) is one of the famous authentic dishes of Andhra Pradesh, India. Its very healthy as main ingredient of this dosa is whole green gram. Dosa Batter is prepared in this recipe using green chilly, ginger, onion, lot of soaked green gram and little rice. No fermentation is required here, pesarattu batter can be prepared very easily. Serve this nutritious pesarattu dosa along with coconut chutney and filter coffee. make your breakfast simple n healthy.......

What made me to tryout this recipe ?
 I tasted this pesarattu @ " Chutneys Begumpet, Secunderabad " for the first time and liked it very much.They have one more interesting item called "MLA Pesarattu". This special pesarattu will be served along with upma inside .... I just can't explain the heavenly taste of it with ginger chutney. If you visit hyderabad, I recommend you to taste this nutritious, yummy healthy Andhra special dosa. 

Here we go with the recipe

recipe source: Padhu's Kitchen

makes around 10-12 dosas ( serves 4 )

1 cup whole green gram 
1-2 tbsp raw rice
1 medium size onion
4-5 fresh green chilies ( adjust to your spice level)
1-2 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
adequate oil/ghee to prepare dosa
1/4 cup finely chopped onion for toppings 

How To Prepare?

  • Soak green gram and rice together for about 6-7 hours in water.
  • Grind soaked green gram,rice,one onion,green chilly, salt and grated ginger into a smooth paste by adding adequate water. [Consistency should be of dosa batter neither very thin nor very thick]. Now add cumin seeds to the batter and mix it well.

  • Grease a hot tawa with little oil. Pour a ladle full of batter in the center and spread it in a circular motion from the center to the outside of the tawa to form a dosa. Now sprinkle chopped onion , and press it with ladle carefully. Add in a spoonful of ghee/oil.

  • Cover the dosa and cook till it becomes golden brown at the bottom and raw smell of green gram goes off.

  • Serve this protein rich dosa along with coconut chutney.

  • You can avoid onion if you don't like .
  • In the original recipe , only 2 tsp of rice is mentioned ... instead I used 2 tbsp.
  • You can refrigerate the batter and use it next day too.

Thanks so much for going through my recipe.Kindly get back to me with your comments. .Please do share it with your friends and family if you like the recipe :-)

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