Pesarattu - Savoury Moong Bean & Rice Pancakes (GF, V)

Pesarattu - Savoury Moong Bean & Rice Pancakes (GF, V)

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 - Savoury Moong Bean & Rice Pancakes (GF, V)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.

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  • Coursebreakfast
  • Cuisineindian
  • Yield6 pancakes 6 pancakes

Ingredients

Whole moong beans
2 cups
Raw rice
3/4 cup
Large onion
1
Grated coconut (optional)
3 tbsps
Green chillies ( adjusted for spiciness)
2
Asafetida powder
1/4 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. If not using immediately, refrigerate till needed
  4. To make the Pesarattu/ pancakes, pour a ladleful of batter on a hot cast iron griddle on medium heat and spread into a circle as you would to make a dosa.
  5. Drizzle 1/2 a tsp of oil around the pancake and cook on both sides till brownish and done. Transfer to a plate and use up the batter in this way.
  6. Serve hot with a chutney. A good traditional accompaniment to this savoury pancake soft, home-made unsalted or powdered jaggery.