Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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
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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