Andhra Pesarattu Dosa, made with soaked green grams is a nourishing snack. Often eaten as breakfast or evening snack, pesarratu is often coupled with its partner in crime, Upma. The combo is simply irresistible and makes for good diet.
Green grams or Pesalu as they are called in Telugu, are rich sources of protein. Not only that, green grams come loaded with iron, lower blood pressure and help with weight control. This is precisely the reason why you never feel hungry, hours after having Pesarattu.
A simple and effective recipe of Pesarattu also makes a quick and healthy choice for breakfast. Children also love the taste, particularly when they are extremely fussy about other breakfast items.
Green Gram – 2 Cups
Rice – 1/4 Cup
Green Chillies – 4 -5
Ginger Chopped – 1 Tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp
Salt – To Taste
Onions Chopped Finely – 2 Medium
Soak the green gram and rice overnight. Rinse thoroughly next day. Grind the soaked pulses and rice perfectly, adding green chilli and chopped ginger. Add little water to arrive at a balanced consistency with batter, just in case of Dosa. Mix salt. Set aside.
Roast Cumin seeds in oil. Add chopped onions and extra green chilli. Keep aside.
Use the Pesarattu batter and prepare crisp Dosas on a non stick pan. Garnish on the other side with the above mixture. Serve hot.
Food Lover’s Tip – Have hot Pesarattus with ginger chutney. The magic is just too good to pass!!