Monday, March 29, 2010


As I knew the theme for this month JFI is healthy breakfast being hosted by Suma of Veggie Platter, ideas just poured into my mind. Of all the breakfasts, I find Pesarattu to be one of my favorite and healthy too. The main advantage of this is that it is completely made of pulses and very little rice is used to make this, unlike the normal dosa. Most of the people who want to reduce their weight also prefer this as they can cut down the carbs majority wise.

Here is the recipe for Pesarattu:

1 cup Moong dal
a fist full of rice
1" peice Ginger
2 to 3 Green chillies
1 tsp Cumin seeds
Salt as per taste
  1. Wash and soak moong dal overnight.
  2. Next day morning drain the water and pour the moong dal into a blender jar.
  3. Add salt, ginger, green chillies and make a smooth batter. The consistency of the batter should be slightly thick, not pouring.
  4. Add cumin seeds to the batter.
  5. Heat a tawa/griddle and pour a ladle full of this batter and spread it as you do for dosa.
  6. Pour little oil around the dosa.
  7. After it turns slightly golden brown, carefully turn it to the other side, leave for a second and remove it into a plate.
  8. You can serve this with any chutney of your choice, usually this is served with ginger pickle.

Usually the pesarattus are served in combination with upma, which is really heavy and you cannot eat more than one or two. You also feel drowsy and after you them. But my mom use to finely chop an onion and caramelize it in very little oil. Stuff it between the pesarattu and eat with chutney, tastes great and it is not too heavy also.

This is my contribution for JFI - Breakfasts which is being hosted by Suma of VeggiePlatter, originally started by Indira or Mahanandi and also to Vegetable Marathon - Beans being hosted by Silpa of Anita's Kitchen

1 comment:

  1. Love the healthy entry.
    A big welcome to the blogging world and I wish you the best. I am sure you will enjoy the journey. Thanks for choosing to send your first post to the event.:)