Friday, 3 March 2023

Pesarattu, Andhras popular and healthy pesarattu

Hi friends, how are you all?? Hope you are doing great😊. After very long time I am back to my blog with Andhra's popular super tasty and protein rich breakfast recipe that is Pesarattu with some  spicy and tasty onion ginger karam chutney. Before going into recipe, happy to share with you all that we are blessed with baby boy on Aug 31, 2022 on Vinayaka Chavithi festival. And we named him Riddhesh Aadharian😍, do shower your blessings 🥰. Coming back to recipe pesarattu or moong dal dosa is savory and crispy creeps prepared with green gram lentils/ moong lentils. The specialty of this dosa is no need to ferment batter overnight. These dosas are prepared using freshly prepared batter. We soak lentils in water overnight and prepare batter by adding few interesting ingredients and spread dosas. Pesarattu upma is popular in many restaurants and hotels in Andhra. But today i had these dosas with my onion ginger chutney also called as ullipaya allam karam pachadi in telugu. Will try to share this chutney recipe soon. Do dig out recipe for more details, let's start.. 

 Today I am sharing my style pesarattu which I regularly prepare at home. Many ppl add green chillies for spicy and garlic for easy digestion. But I prefer adding red chilli and ginger, do try it once. 

Event : Shhhhh Secretly cooking challenge

Taking this protein rich recipe to "Shhhhh Secretly cooking challenge" fb group started by Priya, and taken further till date by Mayuri di ND Renu. We completed recipes from all states from A to Z, so now admin team and members decided a new interesting way for monthly theme that is - one group member in alphabetical order will suggest theme. Later admin team will pair interested members, then we share 2 secret ingredients among us and prepare recipe using it and all other members will guess it.

                                                     This month theme " Protein rich vegetarian breakfast" was suggested by Renu . And I am paired with Rafeeda who blogs at "the big sweet tooth". Do check out her space for interesting recipes, I loved her easy cookies n cream ice cream recipe, will try it soon. I gave garam masala and kasuri methi as secret ingredient using these Rafeeda prepared tasty tofu bhurji. In turn she gave me ginger and cumin both are main ingredients for pesarattu. 


Soak time : overnight

Preparation time : 15 minutes  

Serves : 2 persons 

Category : Breakfast        

Recipe Cuisine: South India

Main ingredients : green moong dal


Green moong dal/mung bean/pessalu - 2 cups 
Rice - 1/4 cup
Red chillies - 4
Ginger -  1 inch
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - as need

1) Rinse mung bean / pesalu, rice in water twice and soak it by adding red chillies overnight or atleast 6 hrs by adding enough water. 

2) After soaking, drain out water, to this add ginger, cumin seeds, salt,1/2 cup water(adjust) and grind it smooth paste till you get batter consistency. 

3) Take batter in bowl and keep it aside. Batter should not be thin, if it's thick you can adjust water. 

4) Now heat tawa, take 1 ladle  batter and spread dosa. Smear 1 tsp of oil around edges and cook it on low flames,till pesarattu turns golden color. 

5) Turn pesarattu other side and cook till it changes color and take it plate. 

That's it out pesarattu is ready, serve it with chutney and podi. 

Hope you liked this recipe, try it once and let me know how it came. Don't forget to comment... 

Will be back soon with another recipe.. 😊

Aruna Saras Chandra.