Pesarattu !!

Pesarattu , otherwise known as Pesara dosa , is a crepe like ,that is similar to dosa. It is made with batter of green gram (moong dal), but unlike a dosa, it does not contain urad dal and moreover no need to wait until fermented.
          Pesarattu is eaten both in breakfast and as a snack that is popular in Andhra Pradesh. It is typically served with Upma and ginger or coconut chutney as a dip .
Green chilies, ginger , grated carrot, cashews and onions are used in different variants of this snack.

Ingredients :

For soaking :

1 cup Green moong dal

1/4cup long grain rice or regular rice or 

rice flour..

Soak dal and rice over night(if in a rush just soak until its doubled in size say for 4 to 6 hrs ) case u r using rice flour...just soak the dal..

Next morning grind the soaked ingredients with adequate water..couple of green chillies..and a small piece of ginger say an inch...
Do not add more water ..the batter will be thick unlike others...
Now add enough salt n set aside until the toppings n chutneys are done..

For toppings :
1/2 cup grated carrot
1 onion chopped
1 tbsp chopped ginger
Fist full of coriander leaves chopped
Few roasted n chopped cashews
All the toppings are optional..u can add or eliminate according to u r preference...

Serving options :
Coconut chutney

Finally Dosa time:

Heat a flat or griddle pan ..wait until hot..Now add a laddle full of dosa batter n spread the dosa using circular motion like we do for any other dosa.. 

add  few drops of oil  over the sides n centre of the dosa..
Now add the toppings of u r choice..(i have added coriander, onion , carrot n ginger pieces..)
Once u see the dosa getting golden ..fold n remove..
(I have used the dosa without any toppings for reference )

Now the dosa is already to serve ..

Its traditionally served with upma to a side and coconut , ginger chutneys for dipping...

For coconut chutney and Ginger chutney recipes check out my upcoming posts...


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