Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Pesrattu is an Andhra style dosa. Green gram is the main ingredient in this recipe. It is rich in fiber and protein and contains less fat and cholesterol, making this dish a healthy one. This is usually served with allam chutney (Spicy Andhra style ginger chutney) and coconut chutney.

Makes : 12 dosas

You need :

For Batter:
  • 1 cup whole moong dhal/green gram
  • 1/2 cup raw rice
  • Small piece of ginger (about an inch)
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
For Garnishing :
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • A small piece of ginger
Chop all the ingredients finely.Mix them all together and set aside.

Preparation :
  • Soak the moong dhal and rice overnight in 4 cups of water.
  • Grind the dhal, rice, ginger, green chillies and salt to make a fine paste.
  • Heat the griddle in medium heat.
  • Pour one ladle full of batter on the griddle and spread outward to make a thin dosa.
  • Sprinkle the garnishing mixture on the dosa and cover it with a lid.
  • Cook until both sides are cooked.
  • Serve hot with sambhar, allam chutney and coconut chutney. (I served it with sambhar and coconut chutney).


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