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May 6, 2009

Spicy Mint Pesarattu (Mung Dal Dosa infused with Mint)

Spicy Mint Pesarattu

Pesarattu is the famous Andhra delicacy. I have already blogged about the regular pesarattu. This time I added mint to give it a different taste and flavor. It came out so delicious and the dosa has got a pretty color. Mint leaves are rich in Vitamins C and A. 

  • 2 cups Yellow Mung or Green Mung (పెసరపప్పు)
  • 1 bunch of Mint Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 5 or 6 Green Chilies (or according to individual taste)
  • A small piece of Ginger, peeled and chopped (optional)
  • Salt
  • Oil
  1. Wash and soak mung daal for at least 6 hours.
  2. Wash and remove leaves from mint twigs. Discard hard stems.
  3. Grind soaked mung daal into a fine paste along with mint leaves + cumin seeds + green chilies + ginger (if using) and salt. 
  4. Make the batter into medium consistency (not too thin or not too thick).
  5. 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. 
  6. After some time, remove the cover and flip the pesarattu over. Again cover and leave it for some time. 
  7. When the pesarttu appears to be cooked, remove it from the pan and transfer to a serving plate.
  8. Repeat the same process with remaining batter. This pesarattu can be eaten just like that as it already spicy or can be eaten with any chutney, if more spiciness is needed. 
  9. Enjoy hot and yummy pesarattus.

Spicy Mint Pesarattu

This is my contribution to the following events:
  1. RCI-Pondicherry Cuisine, hosted by Lavi. RCI is originally started by Lakshmi. I am sending this as Andhra special dish.
  2. SWC – Cooking with Greens, hosted by Sowmya, originally started by Lakshmi.
  3. JFI: Mint, hosted by Ashwini. JFI is originally created by Indira of Mahanandi.


Sanghi said... [Reply]

Mmm Pesarattu looks yummy Uma! wonderful greeny healthy clicks too! Perfect for the events!

Finla said... [Reply]

Wow it would habe been really tasting yummy with the mint in them.
Looks so beautiful piled up like that.

Unknown said... [Reply]

I tried the regular pesarattu few weeks ago and loved it..mint is indeed a lovely addition..thanks for sending it for SWC.

Unknown said... [Reply]

wow great twist uma very helthy looks so yum

jayasree said... [Reply]

Liked the addition of mint to the usual pesarattu. The pesarattu stacked up, are indeed a treat to the eyes.

Subhie Arun said... [Reply]

wonderful addition...i neva tried wth mint..i used to add some coriander onli....thx for sharing

FH said... [Reply]

Lovely dish, I made this last week. Loved it.Addition of Mint is yum!:)

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Healthy and yum Dosa! Addition of mint is wonderful.

Vishali said... [Reply]

delicious Pesarattu....

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Nice color Uma, the pesarattu must have been very flavorful :)

Suparna said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,
ur profile pic looks cool :)
I love this healthy dosa, must have been flavouful with mint in it!nice clicks.

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Wow that's an awesome twist to the recipe......

Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

Pesarattu itself is a scrumptious dish with mint oh I am all over it...

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Pesarattu with mint, no doubt it must been very flavourful!

Cilantro said... [Reply]

I have tried with Cilantro and with mint is different. I shall try them next time.

Ashwini said... [Reply]

Nice addition of mint. Looks yumm.

Srilakshmi said... [Reply]

Nice idea of adding Mint to Pesarattu! Looks yummy

Unknown said... [Reply]

Delicious Pesarattu.

Ashwini said... [Reply]

wow..pesarattu with mint..nice combo never tried it..i am sure it will be delicious...

TBC said... [Reply]

What would one do without these events, right? They force you to think outside the box.;-)

Pooja said... [Reply]

Would have been flavorful..Looking yummy uma..

Unknown said... [Reply]

Nice entry.. healthy Dosa...

anudivya said... [Reply]

Hey Uma, this looks great, the green color and the mint flavor must really be wonderful.
I have been on a break, and I see a profile pic on your page... I assume it is you. Looks nice.

Alka said... [Reply]

I have something for mint i guess, i can never have enough of it.Mint gives such a refreshing flavor to any dish,and this holds true for this dosa too :-)

Cham said... [Reply]

Very flavorful twist Uma,great entry. Like ur profile pict :)

Indhu said... [Reply]

aahaa... pesarattu looks yummy... I was searching for a good pesarattu recipe.. thanks :)

Lavanya said... [Reply]

dosa looks yummy ..perfect breakfast!!

Uma said... [Reply]

@Suparna, Welcome to my blog! Thanks for the nice words:)

@Anudivya, yep it's me in the profile pic. Glad you liked it :)

@Cham, Thanks dear :)

@All, thank you so much for your sweet words! This pesarattu was so delicious and spicy. We enjoyed it a lot :)

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

wow this sounds good

Vrinda said... [Reply]

This mint dosa is new to me..really want to try them..

Archy said... [Reply]

Dosa with mint, sound new an gud.. nice color of the dosa !! great entry !!

Laavanya said... [Reply]

Mint must make for such a refreshing touch - cool!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

nice idea to add mint to pesarattu. i have tried adding mint to adai. pics r appetizing.

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Uma, Mint in the dosa sounds delicious. I am on a bit of a mint rush right now, so I'd love to try this.

Unknown said... [Reply]

That is a wholesome nutritious breakfast Uma!

Priyameena said... [Reply]

Adding mint is really a kick..Yummy!

Pooja said... [Reply]

Wow looks delicious! Stack of dosas..tempting :)

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

Lovely addition of mint to pesarretu uma..I really could not map u with the new pic to ur old profile pic.

Madhu's cooking gallery said... [Reply]

nice idea to add mint to it.. sure must have tasted great and full of flavor!

ARUNA said... [Reply]

though i like it a lot, somehow never dared to prepare it Uma, i think i can follow ur recipe!

Savi-Ruchi said... [Reply]

lovely Uma. Addition of mint might have added a nice flavor & taste to the pesarattu :)

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

yummy!I make pesarattu more often then other kinds of dosa,adding mint sounds super good:)

A_and_N said... [Reply]

LOVE the addition of mint. Very ncie!

Chutneytales said... [Reply]

Pesarratu looks so yumm..I have never made this so far!I should try it soon..

Shreya said... [Reply]

This is so nice, adding mint to pesarattu:-) I have to try it..

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Yummy minty pesarattu! Looks delicious!

Cynthia said... [Reply]

Uma, these are gorgeous.

Unknown said... [Reply]

is moong dal dosa and mysore dosa the same? This dosa looks yummy, uma.

Ammu said... [Reply]

Adding mint in pesarattu.
Very interesting & unique. Lovely entry.

Uma said... [Reply]


Mung dal dosa and Mysore dosa are different Karuna! The ingredients are not the same. Mysore Masala Dosa uses all the 4 types of dal (Urad, Chana, Tuvar, Mung) :)

Jamie said... [Reply]

Uma, the color in your dosa is amazing! I'm sorry that it's taken me so long to find my way back to your blog. It's great to catch up with your posts!

vidhas said... [Reply]

Nice twist to ordinary pesaratu. Profile photo looks nice.

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