How to make Andhra style pesarattu for a delicious breakfast

Indian cuisine offers a wide variety of delicious dishes. Be it the rich and aromatic dishes of the North, or the simple vegetarian dishes of the South – each region of the country has its own unique dishes. One such popular cuisine is Andhra cuisine. Known for its bold and spicy flavor, Andhra cuisine is made using local ingredients that give the dish a unique flavor. When it comes to Andhra cuisine, pesarattu is the famous dish of the state. It is a thin crepe-like bread made from whole green gram and spices. It is very similar to the classic dosa but without the urad dal.
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In this recipe, moong dal and rice are combined with spices and fresh coriander leaves. Being an excellent source of protein, vitamins and dietary fiber, pesarattu makes a healthy addition to your breakfast menu. This South Indian delicacy is best served with coconut or a side of rava upma. Don’t know how to do it? Check out the recipe below.
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Andhra Style Pesarattu Recipe: How to make Andhra Style Pesarattu

Andhra Cuisine: Pesarattu is made using green moong instead of urad dal. Photo credit: iStock

First, wash the moong and rice well and soak them in water for about an hour. Drain them through a sieve and mix them into a smooth dough. Add chopped chillies, onion, coriander leaves, cumin and salt.

Now heat the pan and sprinkle water over it. Pour two spoonfuls of batter and spread it evenly. When the edges start to rise, drizzle a little more oil and allow to cook for another 1-2 minutes. Flip the pesarattu and allow it to cook evenly until it turns crisp and golden brown. Andhra style pesarattu is ready!

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Try this delicious recipe at home and let us know in the comments below if you liked its taste. Happy eating!

About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally keen to explore different cuisines. When she’s not eating or baking, she can often be found curled up on the couch watching her favorite TV show, FRIENDS.

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