Monday, 20 March 2017

Pesarattu

Pesarattu is an Andhra dish. My mother also prepares something similar to this dish. We call it moong dal ka cheela.  Pesarattu is a very tasty, healthy and easy recipe. Can be prepared in just 5 mins! You need to soak dal and rice overnight or maybe for 7-8 hours. That's it! No Fermentation time is required. So, here is the recipe:


Ingredients :

Green Moong dal - 1 cup
Rice - 1/3rd cup
Salt to taste
Onion - 1
Ginger - 1 inch
Green chillies - 3 - 4
Groundnut Oil


Method:

For Pesarattu Batter:
  • Soak Green moong dal and rice overnight. It can be prepared without rice also. It will become little crispy by adding rice. Otherwise, it will be very soft.
  • Drain excess water and add moong dal, rice, roughly chopped onion, ginger and green chillies, salt in the mixer.
  • Blend them well. The batter is ready. Fermentation is not required for pesarattu.

For Pesarattu:
  • Apply 1-2 drops of oil on a non-stick dosa pan. You can use refined oil if you don't have groundnut oil. Spread it evenly with the help of a napkin.
  • Heat the pan. It should not be very hot. 
  • Use a bowl or spatula with a flat bottom. Pour the batter into the centre of the pan. Start spreading it in circular motions. 
    • Roomie's Tip: Don't try to fill the holes/voids with excess batter while spreading. It will make ur dosa look like a plateau.
  •  Just keep on spreading it in light circular motions. Don't worry even if it is not perfect. Correcting it will make it worse. Make it as thin as possible.
  • Instead of blending onions in the batter, you can add finely chop onions on peasarattu immediately after spreading it.
  • Let it cook on high flame. Remove it from the pan when it starts becoming brown. No need to flip and cook. 
  • Pesarattu is ready! Serve it hot with Coconut chutney or peanut chutney or any of your favourite chutney.


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