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Apr 3, 2008

Spicy Pesarattu (Spicy Moong Dal Dosa)

Spicy Pesarattu (Spicy Moong Dal Dosa)

Pesarattu is very famous in Andhra. It is nothing but a different kind of dosa made with yellow lentils (Moong Dal, Pesara Pappu). I have added spiciness to the original pesarattu with green chilies, ginger and onion. It gave the pesarattu a good spicy taste and smelled great too. If that much spiciness is not desired, all the spicy things can be avoided while grinding and just the dal, cumin seeds, rice flour and salt can be added to make it non-spicy.

  • 3 cups Yellow Lentils (Moong Dal, పెసరపప్పు)
  • 10 small Green Chilies
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • A small piece of Ginger
  • Some Cilantro Leaves (కొత్తిమీర)
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 2 tsp Rice Flour
  • Salt as required
  • Water to grind
  • Oil
  1. Soak the moong dal for 2 hours and grind it into a smooth paste along with the green chilies, cumin seeds, ginger, cilantro leaves, onion and salt. 
  2. Add the rice flour during half way of the grinding. Make it into medium consistency batter by adding some water.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan. When it is hot, pour a ladleful of the batter and spread evenly into a round shape. Sprinkle some oil around the pesarattu and cover. 
  4. After some time, remove the cover and flip the pesarattu over. Again cover and leave it for some time. 
  5. When the pesarttu appears to be cooked, remove it from the pan and transfer to a serving plate.
  6. Repeat the same process with remaining batter. 
  7. This pesarattu can be eaten just like that as it already spicy or can be eaten with any chutney, if more spiciness is needed. Serve hot.
  8. We usually eat this Pesarattu along with Upma.

Spicy Pesarattu (Spicy Moong Dal Dosa)

This Moong Dal Pesarattu goes to Dosa Mela being hosted by Srivalli of Cooking 4 All Seasons.


Dhivya said... [Reply]

yummy and healthy one uma:))never made this before...must try

sandhya said... [Reply]

dosa looks spicy and delicious...

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

Looks good

Cilantro said... [Reply]

I have not used cumin. I should try it out.Thanks for sharing.


Cham said... [Reply]

He he, i was wondering why u didn't post this pesarattu may be with upma .. and here you are :) beautiful Pesarattu Uma.Great entry from ur side.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

The dosas looks so soft and delicious!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Delicious Uma..

Kalai said... [Reply]

I've never tried making pesarattu at home before, but this looks really easy and yummy! Thanks, Uma!

Unknown said... [Reply]

hey Uma thats agr8 entry....had this dosa when we were posted in Vizag at one of my frnds place:)

ranji said... [Reply]

i love it!!!delicious..great entry..

Meera said... [Reply]

wonderful entry, Uma. I love it.

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Thank U uma for Sharing..Adding Rice flour will make the dosa's get into shape and crisp nna..I will try that.

Unknown said... [Reply]

pessarattu looks very good...nice entry

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Dosas looks perfect, mouth watering :))

Anonymous said... [Reply]

That looks lip smacking good :)

Daily Meals said... [Reply]


srikars kitchen said... [Reply]

Looks great uma dear.... traditional receipe.. great click dear....

Siri said... [Reply]

Pesarattlu chala chala ruchi ga unnayi Uma.. chala simple recipe and 'Pesarattu-Upma' is the best combination kada?.. Lovely entry!


kamala said... [Reply]

lovely pesarattu.i tasted once at my friends home.never tried it

Pravs said... [Reply]

Pesarattu looks lovely ! i see slight changes from how i made. I like with moong dal too..don't have to soak for too long.

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Uma, gosh, how gorgeous! And I love the fact that it needs just two hours of soaking time. I absolutely have to try this.

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]


have always wanted to try pesarattu, didn't have the recipe so far....thanks for sharing.

Sagari said... [Reply]

very nice recipe uma ,pesarattu looks delecioussss

Sig said... [Reply]

I've been seeing this one around... the combination with upma still sounds strange to me, but I guess it must be good since it sure is popular... :D Yours look great Uma!

Rosie said... [Reply]

Your dosas look very tempting and delicious - lovely pics :)

Rosie x

Srivalli said... [Reply]

Looks great!...thanks for the lovely entry!...Happy Ugadi to you!

Beyond Curries said... [Reply]

I usually prepare it with green moong daal Uma. Recently I sprouted the green moong daal and prepared pesarattu, it tasted very good.

Adlak's tiny world said... [Reply]


Sowmya said... [Reply]

Hi....Uma, I tried it.....It is really very very tasty....I never has such a tasty and delicious pesarattu. Thank you soooooo much for posting this recepie.

Uma said... [Reply]


Thank you for the feedback! I am so glad that you liked it :)

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