December 15, 2007

Pesarattu (Moong Beans and Rice Pancakes)

Pesarattu is a breakfast dish I make often. These are slightly thick dosas/ adais (savoury pancakes) made from a batter of soaked and ground whole moong beans and raw rice. Very healthy and very filling, the Pesarattu comes from the Indian state of Andra Pradesh.


2 cups whole moong beans
¾ cup raw rice
1 large onion
3 tbsp grated coconut (optional)
2 green chillies ( adjusted for spiciness)
¼ tsp asafetida powder
salt to taste


Soak the moong beans and rice together for about 4 hours. Drain and grind in the blender, usin water as required, to a slightly thick and coarse paste along with all the other ingredients. This batter does not need to be fermented. If not using immediately, refrigerate till needed.

On a hot griddle, pour a ladleful of batter and spread as for a dosa. Pour ½ a tsp of oil around the dosa and cook on both sides till brownish and cooked.
Serve hot with a chutney. A good accompaniment to this dosa/ adai is powdered jaggery.


Jeena said...

Hi Aparna thanks fo rthe recipe. I think this recipe is amazing it tasted great. Check out my blog. :-)

aparna said...

Glad you liked it, Jeena.

zlamushka said...

Hey, I found it. Yours looks really pretty. Similar recipes, huh ? I never tried it for breakfast, but now I might :-)

Devi Priya said...

Nice blog and we both have used the same tools/templates. I have posted pessarattu just a few days ago...