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Madhumati Bhagavatula
70 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Andhra Special breakfast dish

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Tiffin Recipes
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Frying
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Yellow lentils, not whole but half with skin(chilkewali Pili moon dal)-1 glass(200gm)
  2. Rice -1/4 glass
  3. Salt - to taste
  4. Cumin seeds (Jeera) - 1 tsp
  5. Red chillies - 1 to 2
  6. Green chillies - 3 to 4
  7. Ginger - half lemon(small) sized
  8. Refined oil - to make Pesarattu(dosa)


  1. In a wide utensil, take lentils and rice, thoroughly wash and soak it for 1 hour in 2 glasses of water. Lentils with skin take a little longer to completely soak!
  2. Meanwhile keep the other ingredients like green chilies, ginger, red chillies etc ready.
  3. In a mixie jar add this soaked lentils and rice , without transfering the water into the jar.
  4. Add other ingredients too one by one !
  5. Now add a glass of water and grind the mixture !
  6. Ensure to check the mixture for enough water so as to get slightly thicker consistency than the normal dosa batter !
  7. Transfer this mixture after its almost like dosa batter, into a utensil.
  8. Add 2-3 drops if oil on a non-stick tava, smear it well and pour the Pesarattu Batter on it with the help of a flat based ladle.
  9. Spread it like dosa.
  10. Pour oil evenly all around this Pesarattu.
  11. After a while, the edges of Pesarattu start to leave tava and turns brown , making it crispy!!
  12. Carefully transfer this Pesarattu in a plate !
  13. Yummy, hot and spicy Pesarattu is ready to be served !!
  14. Serve it with dosa chutney!!!

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Tanveer Fathima
Tanveer Fathima   Nov-14-2017


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Sharma Santosh   Sep-20-2016

yumi ji

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