Pesarattu Dosa / Whole Green Gram Savory Pancakes

Pesarattu Dosa
This is one of my favorite breakfasts ever since childhood. You just cannot eat more than 2 even if you are very very hungry. It is that much filling and a very healthy one at that. This is a typical breakfast of the Andhra people and I have seen them eating them topped with upma. I just prefer the plain dosas as they are way too filling by themselves. Though the preferred side dish is Ginger chutney, we at home love it with coconut chutney. Off to the recipe now....


Andhra Pesarattu Dosa / Whole Green Gram Savory Pancakes

You’ll need:
Whold Green gram / Pachcha Payaru – 1 cup
Rice – 2 tbsp
Green chilli – 4 to 5
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
Onion, big - 1
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Asafetida – 1 pinch
Salt – to taste
Oil – to cook


Wash the whole green gram, rice  and soak over night in plenty of water. In the morning discard the water used for soaking and transfer this to a food processor. Add green chilli, ginger, salt and grind to a smooth consistency using required amount of water. You will need about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water. The batter should be thin.

Transfer to a bowl. Chop the onion finely and add it along with cumin seeds and asafetida to the batter. Let the batter rest for 45 min to 1 hour. (This step is purely optional).

Heat a tawa and grease the surface with oil. Pour a ladle of batter on the tawa and spread it evenly around in a circular shape. Drizzle 1/4 tsp – 1/2 tsp of oil around the dosa and when cooked, flip it over and let it cook on the other side too till it is evenly browned.

Fold and serve hot with coconut chutney.


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