Pesarattu is Andhra style Dosa made using Green Whole Moong, a few spices and Raw Rice Grains.

Prep Time : 10 min

Cooking Time : 6-7 min

Serves : 4

Cup Used : 200 ml


  • 1 cup Whole Green Moong
  • 1/4 cup Red Rice (Or any other Rice variety)
  • 4-5 Fenugreek Seeds (Methi)
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1″ Ginger
  • 8 Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 tbs Semolina (Rawaa/Sooji)
  • 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Onions
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as required
  • Homemade Ghee as required for roasting the pesarattu


  1. For the Pesarattu, rinse and soak the green moong for about 6 hours.
  2. Similarly, rinse and soak the red rice alongwith the fenugreek seeds for the same period.
  3. After the soaking period, drain out all the water and transfer these moong and rice grains to a mixer grinder.
  4. Add the curry leaves, green chillies, ginger and about 3/4 tsp of salt.
  5. Grind using 1/2 cup of water initially. Add some more water, a little at a time and grind again to get a smooth paste.
  6. Approximately 1 cup water is sufficient for this quantity.
  7. Transfer this mixture to a mixing bowl and add the semolina to it. Adding it to the batter aids in getting crisp dosas.
  8. For the pesarattu, heat a cast iron griddle and spread oil on it.
  9. When it heats up, lower the flame and sprinkle some water over it. If it emits a sizzling sound, it means the griddle has cooled just enough.
  10. Spread a ladleful of batter over it in circular motions to get a round disc.
  11. Sprinkle some chopped onions over it and apply slight pressure with a spatula, so that the onions stick to the batter (Adding onions is optional).
  12. When the bottom side is done, flip the pesarattu and roast well on the other side too.
  13. When the flipped side is roasted, flip the pesarattu once again and sprinkle some more chopped onions over it if desired.
  14. Transfer to a serving dish and serve this delicious Pesarattu with some Aalya Chatni (Ginger Chutney) for a healthy breakfast.

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃


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