How to make Andhra Style Pesarattu for a delicious breakfast

Indian cuisine offers a wide range of delicious dishes. Be it the rich and flavourful food of the North or the simple vegetarian dishes of the South – each region of the country has its own distinct cuisine. One such popular cuisine is Andhra cuisine. Known for its bold and spicy flavours, Andhra food is made using local ingredients which gives the food its unique flavour. Talking about Andhra cuisine, Pesarattu is a popular dish from the state. It is a thin crepe-like bread made using whole moong and spices. It is similar to classic dosa but without urad dal.
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In this recipe, moong dal and rice are mixed with spices and fresh coriander leaves. Since moong dal is a great source of protein, vitamins and dietary fibre, pesarattu is a healthy addition to your breakfast menu. This South Indian dish tastes best when served with coconut chutney or rava upma. Wondering how to make it? Check out the recipe below.
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Andhra-Style Pesarattu Recipe: How To Make Andhra-Style Pesarattu


Andhra Food: Pesarattu is not made from urad dal but from green moong. photo credit: iStock

First of all, wash the moong dal and rice thoroughly and soak them in water for an hour. Strain them using a sieve and blend them into a smooth batter. Add chopped chillies, onions, coriander leaves, asafoetida and salt.

Now heat a tawa and sprinkle some water on it. Pour two scoops of the batter and spread evenly. Once the edges start rising, sprinkle some oil and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Turn the pesarattu and let it cook till it becomes evenly crispy and golden brown in colour. Andhra style pesarattu is ready!

For the step-by-step recipe of Andhra Style Pesarattu, click here.

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Try this delicious recipe at home and let us know how you liked it in the comments below. Happy Cooking!

About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in parathas and rajma rice, but is equally excited to explore different cuisines. When she’s not cooking or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favorite TV show – Friends.


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