Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Andhra Pesarattu

Andhra food is know for its spicy flavors and for the very different combination. This one is a special dish made locally in Andhra.

The greenish dosa attracts our eyes and the crispy onion filling make it more interesting. This could be a highly nutritious breakfast for all. :)


Whole green gram with skin - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium sized
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
Green chillies - 5
Raw rice - 2 tbl sp
Salt - for taste

For Filling:

Finely cut onions - 3/4 cup
Finely cut green chillies - 1 tbl sp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbl sp


Soak green gram and rice together for atleast 8 to 10 hours in enough water. Grind with onion, ginger and green chillies. Add salt at the end of grinding.

For filling: Heat oil in a pan and fry cumin seeds, green chillies with diced onions for 2 to 3 min and keep it aside.

Heat a heavy dosa pan and make dosa by spreading from center. Add a tsp of oil around and roast. Sprinkle the onion mixture on top and press with a flat laddle. Roast in midium flame till the dosa becomes crisp. Fold and serve hot with ginger chutney or onion chutney.

Note: Do not turn over the dosa after adding the filling.


You can also make pesarattu uppuma. Just replace the onion filling by 2 to 3 tsp of uppuma and fold the dosa. Serve this with onion chutney or coconut chutney.
In Andhra they fondly call it as MLA Pesarattu. :)

I am sending this Andhra special dish to Shanthi Krishnakumar's lovely 'State special' event.

Written by: Nithya
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Sanghi said...

Mmm nithi.. yummy dosa feast dear!

Rekha shoban said...

i love this dosa..looks yummy!

Jen Kumar said...

I like this dish a lot. I have made it with whole moong, split moong and added whole moong into adai. YUM!

Anuradha said...

aaha... too yummy... very attractive!!

Chitra said...

i've tried pesarattu once but i dint like it..will try ur version soon..thanks nithi:)nicley presented:)

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Looks so tasty. Nice click.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Wow nutritious dosai ..I have tried the same recipe with some change and made iddlies..will try making them as doasi

Sailaja Damodaran said...

yummy breakfast

Sushma Mallya said...

never tried this dosa....looks really good ...will try it soon

Anonymous said...

Pesarattu is too healthy to resist..!!

Ann said...

I love this, its one of my fav:) looks yumm

Unknown said...

Pesarattu is a filling and healthy breakfast. Looks too good.

Unknown said...

I love dosa.Yummy!Sounds easy and simple to make.

phanitha said...

Lovely click..

sathya said...

Never tried this dosa, very delicious ,loved the filling nithya.

Unknown said...

This is one of my favs.....looks delicious!

Parita said...

Delicious, i too make this, makes fantastic and healthy breakfast!

Unknown said...

Pesarattu looks delish..Will be yummy with ginger chutney

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Mangala Bhat said...

wow! nice one will try this soon !

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