Friday, March 16, 2007

Pesara Attu (Green Gram dosa)

Nothing says more about Andhra food then Pesara Attu , This is a hugely popular tiffin in restaurants in Andhra Pradesh and can be found on the road side stalls to five star hotels. Best thing about this dosa is that this can be prepared instantaneously or can be prepared in advance . Its made of very few ingredients so when you have unexpected guests you can always make this to wow them . Its eaten in combination of Upma and coconut chutney

For Dosa Batter

1 cup whole green gram dal
2 chilles ( more if you want extra spicy)
1 inch ginger

For Topping
very finely cut onion
finely cut Green Chillies
finely cut Ginger

Two options to make this
1. soak dal overnight in water and grind with ginger , chillies and salt into a fine paste

2. If you haven't soaked earlier , for instant dosa grind the Green Gram into fine powder without adding water in a grinder , once its ground into fine powder add green chilles , ginger ,salt and water and grind into a fine paste

To make dosa
1.Heat a dosa pan
2. when hot spread dosa batter into a think circular crepe
3. top it with onion,chillies,ginger and jeere
4.turn the dosa and fry on both sides

serve hot with upma and coconut chutney can be also eaten with peanut chutney .This will introduce you to the taste of Andhra Pradesh if you have not already tried


kalyani said...

Awesome photographs. the food looks very delecious

Indy said...

Hi, stumbled upon your blog while I was looking for a recipe for pesarratu dosa. I made this today for my toddler's lunch box. It came out very well..hope my son likes it too! Thanks for sharing. I am adding you to my links!


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