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Pesarattu Recipe


Pesarattu is an authentic Andra dish, made of moong dal/ green gram dal. It is made like dosa/pancake and an excellent breakfast dish.


  • Moong dal/ Green gram dal (1 cup)
  • Green chillies (2)
  • Ginger (2 inches)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil (1/2 tsp)
  • Onion (1/2 cup, chopped)
  • coriander leaves (chopped, to garnish)
  • Rice flour (2 tbsp)


  1. Soak moong dal/green gram dal overnight in water.
  2. Chop 1 inch ginger and 1 green chilly finely and keep them aside.
  3. Add 1/2 cup water in the rice flour, mix to make a paste and keep it aside.
  4. Drain of the water from moong dal/green gram dal in the morning, and add 1 inch of ginger, 1 green chilly and blend them in a blender to make a smooth batter.
  5. Add salt as per taste
  6. Add the rice flour paste and mix well.
  7. Heat oil in a pan, add 2 scoops of batter to make a pancake shape.
  8. Sprinkle some chopped green chillies and ginger on the pancake.
  9. Sprinkle about 2 tsp of chopped onion on the pancake and allow it to cook.
  10. When one side of the pasarattu is cooked, flip the other side and cook till the onion turns golden brown and sides of the pancake/pesarattu is cooked.
  11. Garnish the Pesarattu with chopped coriander leaves.

Pesarattu is ready to be served hot with Ginger Chutney or Coconut chutney.

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