Pesarattu / Whole Green Gram Dosa

Pesarattu is a unique Telugu cuisine. A popular recipe of Andhra Pradesh. Typically the dosa batter made of whole green gram, green chillies and ginger. Can be eaten as both snack and breakfast served with chutney. Sometime also served with upma tooJ.
I have included this recipe with a combination of yellow moong dal. My Mom makes the best Pesarattu I have ever eaten. Here goes the recipe…
Prep Time
15 minutes + Soaking Time
Cooking Time
25-30 Minutes
3-4 People
Whole Green Gram
Moong Dal (Optional)
Rice (Optional)
Green Chillies
Finely Chopped Onion (Garnish)
1 Cup
1 Tbsp.
1 Small
1 Inch
To Taste
½ Cup
As Reqd.
1.  Soak whole green gram, moong dal and rice together for 5-6 hours.
2.  Drain the water and grind the soaked once along with 1 small roughly chopped onion, green chillies and ginger. Grind to a smooth batter.
3.  Add salt and water if required for Dosa consistency.
4.  Pour dosa on the griddle and sprinkle finely chopped onion and press it on the dosa and drizzle oil on the sides of the dosa. Cover with a lid and let it cook.
5.  Flip the dosa gently and cook.
6.  Relish Pesarattu with chutney.
Note: The batter need not ferment you can make pesarattu immediately.  You can either flip the pesarattu or can just make them without flipping.


Popular Posts