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Monday, March 05, 2012


This healthy and nutritious Greengram pancakes are famously done in Andhra Pradesh and traditionally served with Ginger Coconut chutney. Shortly, it can be said as the 'Green Moongdal Dosa or Andhra Adai' and serves a significantly filling Breakfast/Dinner in South India. U can do 6 - 7 Pesarattu using this measurement to serve 3 nos in 12 - 15 mins cooking time. Try this delicious n healthy lentil-based Andhra Pancakes for a change and Enjoy a filling Short-meal!. Bon Appetit!

100 gms whole Green moong dal or Greengram or Pachai Payaru
2 tbsp raw rice or rice flakes(Aval or Poha)
4 tsp split yellow moong dal(optional)
1 onion - finely chopped
2 green chillies or 6-7 Black peppercorns
1/2 tsp jeera
1 cm sized ginger piece
1 garlic pod - optional
a pinch of asafoetida - optional
1 tsp chopped curry leaves
1 tsp coriander leaves
1/2 tsp salt to taste
1 tbsp grated coconut - optional
1-2 tbsp oil
1.Soak both the moong dals and rice for atleast 2-3 hours(Don't over-soak it as the batter will appear foamy) and wash it and drain water.Grind them nicely with ginger, green chillies(or pepper corns) and jeera and make a smooth dosa-like batter by adding enough water.
2.Add finely grated coconut(optional),asafoetida(optional),salt, curry leaves and coriander leaves to the batter and mix it well.
3.Heat a Non-stick Dosa tawa and pour a ladleful of batter and spread it from the centre to make thin or thick dosa-like pancakes. Drizzle 1 tsp oil around and 2 tsp finely chopped onions on top. Press it and allow to cook for a min and then flip it to do the other side till it turns little crisp and fold it after doing it for 2 mins on medium-flame.
4.Gather it in a serving tray (when done on both sides) and similarly do Pesarattu using the remaining batter.
5.Serve hot with ginger chutney.

Otherwise,U can do Pesarattu adding finely chopped onions with grated coconut plus mixture in Step 2.

For the ginger coconut Chutney:
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 inch size ginger piece
1 - 2 redchillies or 1 greenchilli
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp tamarind pulp
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leaves
1 tsp oil

1.Grind the first five ingredients into a fine paste using mixer grinder. Gather it in a bowl.
2.Heat oil in a tawa and splutter musard seeds and curry leaves and add it to the step 1 mixture and mix it well.
3.Serve it along with Pesarattu.

Sending this post to 'Show Me Ur Hits - Fiber Rich' Event hosted by Spicy Treats
and 'Healthy Morsels Pregnancy2' Event hosted by Taste of Pearl City


Deepa Praveen said...

One of my fvrt dish..first time here..but so happy to follow u..good luck..

Viya S said...

Looks delicious,will surely follow the recipe:)

Seema said...

Wow husband's favourite....Infact everyone likes it....very healthy....

Rahul Bhatia said...

My favorite:)

Rekha said...

thanks 4 this recipe:)

Irene said...

A very healthy tasty dish :)

SRS said...

I love pesaretus! they r so helthy - good recipe

Lecker and Yummy Recipes said...

My MIL makes these but never asked her for the recipe. Thank you for sharing this. Will surely try this Andhra Adai ! Thank you for sending it to Healthy Morsels-Pregnancy.

Umm Mymoonah said...

This is surely a healthy way to start the day,thank you so much for linking with Healthy Morsels :)

Asiya Omar said...

Healthy recipe,looks delicious.