Instant Pesarattu & Onion Pesaratttu - DeHusked Green Gram Recipe - Indian Andhra Vegetarian Food

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Recipe Text


    • De-Husked Green Gram – 1/2Cup (125gms)
    (De-Husked Green gram is yellow in color and the Pesarattu would also be having yellow tinge)
    • Green Chilies – 4 (Spicy Variety) (Chopped)
    • Ginger – Small Piece
    • Cumin Seeds – 1/4tsp
    • Salt – To Taste (3/4tsp)
    • Turmeric Powder – 1/2Of 1/8tsp
    • Water – For Grinding (1/2Cup)
    • Oil – For Frying Pesaratlu

    (Online Conversion utility to convert Gms to Cups & Temperatures etc)


    Take de-husked green gram (it’s yellow in colour!!) into a bowl and add water. Wash the dal well and add fresh water and soak it for an hour. After soaking for one hour, check the gram by pressing with nail, if it breaks easily it indicates that the gram has soaked well. Place a strainer in a bowl and add the soaked green gram and drain out water. Take the drained dal into a mixie jar and add green chili pieces, ginger, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, salt and grind adding water in small quantities. Take the ground batter into a bowl.


    Heat a flat griddle (Tawa). Add a tea spoon oil on the tawa and spread it using a paper napkin or cloth to season it. When the tawa is hot lower the flame and start making pesaratlu. Take a ladle full of batter and pour in the centre of the tawa and spread it on the tawa with the back of the ladle. Add oil to the pesarattu and spread evenly on it using the flat ladle. Allow it to fry till brown spots appear on the underside of the pesarattu. Then turn it and fry without adding any extra oil on the hot tawa till crisp. Fold it in the centre and transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot with Ginger Chutney(ALLAM PACHHADI) or Hotel's Ginger Chutney or any spice powder with ghee. Prepare more pesaratlu with the remaining batter. We get four medium sized pesaratlu with the ingredients given here.

    Why it is called Instant Pesarattu?

    De-Husked Green Gram soaks fast so we can as well call them instant pesaratlu. They can even be prepared without soaking the dal also---only thing is grind well to get smooth batter---this takes some extra time. So serve your guests these tasty pesaratlu as they do not need any pre-preparations.

    Onion Pesarattu

    Sprinkle some chopped onions on the spread batter on the tawa and fry pesarattu to get tasty Onion Pesarattu.

    Crispier Pesarattu

    The prepared pesaratlu in the above method would be crispy while they are hot and becomes soft once cooled-- so serve them hot.

    To make even crispier pesaratlu, add 1/4Cup of rice and soak the dal and grind to make batter---the rice in the batter makes them crispier.

     Points To Observe:

    Add spices according to taste.

    Do not forget to heat the tawa well before making pesaratlu. If the tawa is not hot enough we do not get crispy pesaratlu. Also seasoning the tawa is important or else the batter spread on the tawa sticks and the fried pesarattu refuses to leave the pan.

    Following is the nearest relevant Video of Pesarattu with Whole Green Gram

    Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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