Pesarattu recipe with step by step pictures- Pesarattu is a thin crepe or dosa prepared using whole green moong dal. Pesarattu recipe is very simple and calls for a few ingredients only. To make crispier dal dosa I have used rice along with dal. Further dal dosa is flavored with some green chilies and ginger and cumin seeds. It can be served with the chutney of your choice. Pesarattu is a great breakfast option.
Dal and rice: Whole green moong is used to make pesarattu. The dal is soaked for 6-8 hours. You can also soak it overnight if you plan to make it for breakfast. I had soaked it overnight. Other than dal, rice is also soaked and used to make the dal dosa. I have used idli rice to make dal dosa. You can sue the regular rice or you can completely omit the rice, although it makes the dosa crispier.
Ginger, green chilies: These are the flavoring agents. These help to make the dal dosa crispy and toothsome. You can increase or decrease the quantity as per your liking.
Spices: Salt and cumin seeds have been used in the dal dosa recipe.
Ghee: I have used ghee to toast the dosa. You can also use oil. Ghee gives a much better texture and flavor.
Perfect dal dosa is crisp and thin, mildly flavored with ginger and green chilies. To make perfect dosa, take care of the following things:
Dosa is thin and crisp crepes made using healthy ingredients such as lentils, rice, semolina, etc. Dosa is a great breakfast option. There are a number of dosa recipes on the blog which you might like such as dosa, oats dosa, neer dosa, etc.
Serve pesarattu with tomato chutney for a weekday breakfast.
1.This recipe makes 4-6 dal dosa, depending on the size.
2.Transfer the soaked green grams to a grinding jar.
3.Add 1 chopped green chili and 1 inch of ginger, chopped.
4.Followed by salt to taste.
5.Add ½ tsp of cumin seeds (jeera).
6.Make a fine paste using little water as much required to make the paste.
7.Transfer the paste of dal to a mixing bowl.
8.Next, transfer the soaked rice to the grinder jar.
9.Add little water and make a fine paste.
10.Transfer the paste of rice to the mixing bowl.
12.Add water to adjust the consistency.
13.The batter should have a pouring consistency.
14.Heat a dosa tawa. If using a regular tawa, make sure to season it well.
15.Sprinkle little water on the tawa.
17.Pour a ladle full of batter.
18.Spread it till thin.
19.Cover and cook it for a couple of minutes.
20.Drizzle ghee on the dosa.
22.Cook it from the other side too. Do not cover it.
23.Cook till the dosa is crisp.
24.Serve hot. Bon appetite!
PREP TIME 15 minutes + 6-8 hours of soaking time
COOK TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30 minutes
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