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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Pesarattu/Green Gram Dosa

Pesarattu is a very unique and a delicious dosa/crepe from Andhra Pradesh. It is made with whole green gram, the kids fall in love with this pesarattu  for its green color. It is very healthy and protein packed breakfast. This dosa does not need fermentation, can be made immediately after grinding.

Health benefits: It is highly rich in  fiber and protein. One cup of cooked green gram contains about 15 g of fiber and 14 g of protein. It has both insoluble and water soluble fiber. The water soluble fiber helps in reducing the cholesterol level. It digests slowly and gradually releases glucose, there by stabilizing the blood sugar level. Now lets see how to make pesarattu.

Here's how to make it with step by step photos...


Whole green gram
2 cup
Raw rice or idli rice
¼ cup
Green chillies
1 inch piece chopped
1 finely chopped for topping
1 pinch
As needed
Cumin seeds
2 tsp


Wash and soak whole green gram with rice for 5 hrs or overnight. Then grind it with green chillies, ginger and salt.

Now add asafoetida, cumin seeds and mix well. Heat dosa tawa, pour ladle full of batter and make pesarattu. Sprinkle onions on top of pesarattu. Add oil along the edges, and cook evenly on both the sides. [ Here I have not sprinkled onions, it is totally optional].

Serve it hot with any spicy ginger chutney or sambar.

Topping with onions is totally optional, if you don’t have time you can very well skip that.
Adding rice is also optional, I usually add it so that the pesarattu is crispy.

Yummy pesarattu or green gram dosa is ready to be enjoyed.

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  1. This looks so yum and tasty. Come and participate in my event and 3 giveaways.

  2. very tasty looking and healthy crepes dear :)

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Viji, manju and shweta for the comments...

  4. Very nice and healthy dosa, looks delicious.

  5. Very tasty and healthy recipe too.

  6. Thank you all for the wonderful comments.

  7. healthy dosa...
    Thanks for linking with my event “Foodabulous Fest –April Month Series”

  8. Awesome south recipe Thanks for linking with my event.

  9. I love this Dosa recipe. Dosa are my favorite and I love to try different Dosa. This Dosa is refreshingly new.

    I am going to try this. Can't wait to try it. thank you for shearing your post.


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