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.

Pesarattu (Moong Beans and Rice Pancakes)

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.

Summary

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    Ingredients

    Whole moong beans
    2 cups
    Raw rice
    ¾ cup
    Onion
    1 large
    Grated coconut (optional)
    3 tbsps
    Green chillies ( adjusted for spiciness)
    2
    Asafetida powder
    ¼ tsp
    Salt
    to taste

    Steps

    1. Soak the moong beans and rice together for about 4 hours
    2. Drain and grind in the blender, usin water as required, to a slightly thick and coarse paste along with all the other ingredients
    3. This batter does not need to be fermented
    4. If not using immediately, refrigerate till needed
    5. On a hot griddle, pour a ladleful of batter and spread as for a dosa
    6. Pour ½ a tsp of oil around the dosa and cook on both sides till brownish and cooked
    7. Serve hot with a chutney
    8. A good accompaniment to this dosa/ adai is powdered jaggery