Wednesday 3 April 2013

Pesarattu Recipe/Green Gram Dosa Recipe/Pesarattu Recipe/How to make Pesarattu with step by step photos and Video

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. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here. 

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

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
Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp
As needed
For making pesarattu
Cumin seeds
2 tsp
Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes                      Recipe Category: Breakfast
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes                              Recipe Cuisine: India,Andra Pradesh
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Here's a short video on how to make Pesarattu/Green Gram Dosa...

Wash and soak whole green gram/Paccha Payaru with rice for 5 -6 hrs or overnight. 

Add green gram + rice, Green Chillies, Ginger, Cumin seeds/Jeeragam, Turmeric powder, salt to the mixer and grind to fine paste with required amount of water.

The batter should be like dosa batter consistency. Add 1/4 tsp of asafoetida and mix really well.

Heat dosa tawa, and check if the tawa is hot enough by sprinkling water, if the water evaporates immediately then the tawa is ready.

pour ladle full of batter and make pesarattu. Add oil along the edges, and cook. Slowly the color will change and it will be cooked at time roll the pesarattu as shown in the video.

Alternately you can cook the pesarattu like regular dosa on both sides also. Additionally you can sprinkle some onions on top of pesarattu for added taste and flavour.

Serve it hot with any chutney of your choice.

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. one of my favorite healthy dosa...

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

  4. Very nice and healthy dosa, looks delicious.

  5. protein packed dosa.................

  6. Very tasty and healthy recipe too.

  7. Thank you all for the wonderful comments.

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

  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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