Pesarattu | Andhra Green Mung Dosa + {Video}

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Pesarattu is a Protein Packed Andhra Style Dosae/Dosa made with Green Mung Beans. In Telugu Pesara = Green Gram & Attu = Dosa .. In Telugu homes, Pesarattu is typically eaten with a fiery Ginger Chutney called Allam Pachadi 


Traditionally, Rice/Rice flour is not added but it lends a crisp texture to the dosas. 

You can also skip adding onions while grinding. 

I have used Sprouted Mung Beans here & I think it is a great way of incorporating some nutrition into our diets. Though traditionally eaten as a breakfast/Snack, these will make an excellent weeknight dinner option as well 

If you have soaked Mung Beans ready, it is very easy to put this together

Makes 15 Dosas  

You will Need:

  • 200 grams  or 1.5 cups Green Mung 
  • 1/2  Cup Rice Flour  - (Traditionally not used)
  • Half of an Onion - roughly chopped - Optional 
  • 4 Green Chilies 
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds 
  • A small Piece of Ginger 
  • Salt as per taste 
  • Water 
  • Oil for cooking the Dosas 
How To:

Soak Mung Beans in plenty of water for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight. Drain & set aside 

You can even use Sprouted Mung like I have 

In a mixer-grinder,  add the mung beans, chopped onions, Green Chilies, Cumin Seeds, Ginger, salt & water & grind into a smooth  paste 

Transfer the batter into a bowl & add some more water to get a dosa batter like consistency. Add more salt if needed 

Mix well & set aside for 10-15 minutes 

Grease a Tawa with oil & wipe it off using a kitchen towel

Pour a ladleful of batter on the taw & with the back of the ladle, spread the dosa into a circle

Apply oil on the sides & let it cook over medium heat

When brown spots begin to appear, flip the Dosa & cook on the other side for about 20 seconds. 

Flip the dosa again & fold into a semi circle.  Serve with any chutney of your choice

Andhra Pesarattu

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