Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pesarattu Dosa recipe - Pesarattu recipe - Green gram dosa

Pesarattu is not only easy to prepare but also very nutritious as we are using green gram to make this dosa . A delicacy from Andhra Pradesh, it is sometimes served with plain upma (pesarattu with upma is know as MLA pesarattu) and ginger chutney. Today we will learn how to make pesarattu following this easy recipe.

Pesarattu-Green gram dosaPesarattu with ginger chutney

Pesarattu Dosa recipe-Andhra Pesarattu


 Prep Time : 15 mins (excluding soaking time)
 Cook Time : less than 5 mins per dosa
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast
 Recipe CuisineAndhra Cuisine

   Ingredients needed

   Whole Green gram - 1 cup
   Raw rice - 2 tsp
   Onion - 1 (optional)
   Ginger - 1 inch piece
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Green chillies - 4-5
   Salt to taste


   Finely chopped onions

Andhra Pesarattu

Soak green gram and rice together for 5-6 hours. Grind it to a smooth paste along with 1 onion, green chillies, ginger and needed salt. Add cumin seeds and mix well.


Heat a tava, pour a ladle of batter in the center and spread it in a circlular motion from the center to the outside of the tawa.

Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa.

Sprinkle chopped onions on the top (see pic 2) and press it lightly with a ladle or spatula.

After it gets cooked, flip it over to the other side, drizzle a little oil and cook until done.

Serve hot with ginger chutney or coconut chutney.

More Dosa varieties

How to make dosa at home (basic dosa recipe)

Onion Rava dosa 

Instant wheat dosa

Moong dal dosa (split yellow moong/pasi paruppu)

Vegetable Uthappam 


Oats uttapam 

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  1. My hubby's fav ...looks perfectly yumm

  2. Pesarattu looks very tempting....I love eating it with spicy chutney and yogurt.

    Pushpa @

  3. It looks great! I have made moong dal dosa and it worked really well. I want to try so many others. I am going to check out your chutney recipes too! Thanks!

  4. oh my that dosa looks just gorgeous...

    US Masala

  5. most days this is my lunch. love pesarattu with chutney. you made a perfect one Padhu.

  6. No wonder why my mom loves it a lot,i never tried it.Thanks for sharing such a real delicacy .

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  8. Lovely dosa. It is a very healthy tiffin. Loved the pics too !!

  9. that is absolute comfort food for me

  10. My fav variety of dosa, they very simple and taste great...thanks for the reminder will soon make it :)

  11. Green gram dosa looks lovely. So healthy and yumm!

  12. Hi dearie U been???

    So sorry for have not visiting U lately...;)

    Pesarattu thosai? Really new to me. U know a secret??? I dunno how to make even a plain thosai. Just began, but using the readymade flour. hehehe ;)

  13. Wow! thats an easy one. No big works. Simple as a simple dosa. I need to taste it... Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Janardhanan, my roommate purchased a normal tava and it goes sticking all the way. Now I am accostumed to it. I think it is always better to start with the hard things and you get to learn a lot.

    I will try and let you know the feedback.Now when I say I will let you know, it actually means if there is any problem I faced while preparing I will report it. :)

    Its nice trying new recipes everyday. Now I am on a protien diet by my dietesian. They are going to make me the new suriya :) kidding... it's a part of gaining power and reducing fat. But I like to try dosa as it is never harmful to health.

    If I keep writing I will continue for the whole day and you will be bored reading al these Abhilash kahani... so thanks for sharing and have a nice day.


  14. alrite...lemme' tell ya, ur innovations are gr8....awesome cool!!!:-)

  15. Green Gram dosa looks so tasty and healthy. Great Pics.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  16. Should try this once, seems very healthy and yummy...

  17. Pesarattu is very tempting and healthy too!
    Love to try it!

  18. Perfect and colourful.

  19. very nice and healthy colourful looking dosa

  20. Healthy and my all time favourite dosa, looks aboslutely prefect..

  21. my mil makes pessarattu with yellow moong dal. I never tried with green moong.Looks nice

  22. beautiful inviting, say's Good morning have a yummy and healthy breakfast.

  23. Pesarattu,a yummy recipe tastes goooood with upma

  24. Lovely dish dear...but I am missing your designs...I truly love them....

  25. Looks easy to make and delicious too...
    The chutney looks very nice...
    Have a nice day:)

  26. these are delicious and simple...i make them quite often, and what a coincidence, i have just soaked lentils today to make pesarattu :D


  27. Please look to this link ...for grits..

  28. Just love d it..bookmarking it..will make tomorrow..


    That was a pretty nice Dish !
    I tried and it came out delicious. Thanks for sharing this :)

  30. I tried Ven pongal,Channa masala, Pesarrattu,Chana Dal Paratha, Toordal dosa,Pallak Paneer Gravy.. My husband,my aunt n my uncle loved it very much. Especially they loved the Chana dal paratha.My husband s now awaiting for my next preparation. Thanks a lot Padhu.(wonderful women)

  31. Hi Padhu,

    Could you please let me know the number of pesarattu which can be made out of the measurement you have specified?

  32. Dear Madam,

    Thanks for the recipe. I am a working professional and find it time consuming to make one dosa at a time.

    Is it possible to steam the batter and make idlis?
    Do we have to change the proportions a bit.

    Do let me know.

  33. Vishwanath -You can try steaming it like dhokla. You do not have to change the proportions. But dosa tastes best.

  34. Do we need to allow batter to ferment....

  35. i use 1 cup rice with 1 cup whole moong this ratio is true.

    1. Swati - follow the above recipe exactly. You will get very good pesarattu. I have written only 2 tsp raw rice.

  36. Hi Padhu....

    Its a nice breakfast and yesterday I have prepared it. So yummy and came well...
    I have got good name from my in-laws for preparing new dishes. Also I have tried Poha...

    Thanks a ton !!!!!

  37. Can dal be soaked overnight? say 8-10 hrs?

    1. Not necessary. If you soak overnight, you must use the batter on that day itself as it might smell.

  38. Hi,

    can I prepare & keep the batter in fridge and use the next day?

    1. Yes, you can refrigerate the pesarattu batter and use it the next day.

  39. Is it possible to make the batter a little thicker and prepare like utthapam?

  40. Dear Padhu,
    I tried this dosa and i get a raw smell of green mong while making the dosa.. is something wrong in my making of the batter.

    Please advise


    1. May be you soaked it for too long. If you cook it well, you will not get any raw smell. Even yesterday this was our dinner. It was very good. Also use good quality green gram.


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