Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pesarattu or Moong Dal Dosa

Pesarattu or moong dal dosa is a popular breakfast recipe of Andhra Pradesh. Pesarattu is prepared by soaking and grinding the green moong dal. Green moong is packed with proteins which makes it wholesome and a filling breakfast. You can make the batter thick or thin depending on your taste buds. Both ways the dosas tastes good.


Whole Green Moong Dal - 1 cup
Rice Flour - 1 tbsp (Optional)
Onion - 1
Green Chilli, Curry leaves, Corriander leaves, salt and hing as per taste

  1. Wash and soak the moong dal for atleast 4-5 hours. Drain the water and grind it to dosa batter consistency
  2. Chop the onions, green chilli, curry leaves and corriander leaves to very small pieces and mix along with the batter. Add in the salt, hing and rice flour if desired. Batter is ready
  3. Heat a skillet, take a laddle full of batter, drizzle few drops of oil and cook on both sides. Healthy pesarattu is ready to serve with any kind of chutney!.

Nutritional Information

Green moong dal is a rich source of low-fat protein and fiber which helps one to lower the high cholesterol level in the blood system. Rich in minerals such as calcium,magnesium, potassium, B vitamins and an appreciable amount of Vitamin C. It fills you up, satisfying your appetite. Including this bean regularly in your food helps you stay healthy and resistant to common weaknesses.

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