Pesarattu (Green Gram Pancake) Recipe

Updated on May 5, 2018
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Pesarattu
Pesarattu

Yummy and Nutritious

Pesarattu are healthy and delicious pancakes. You can consider making them for breakfast. They are filling too.

An Overview of Making Pesarattu:

To make it, you have to grind soaked mung beans, moong dal, and rice. Next, add water and make a neither thick nor thin batter. Make pancakes while topping them with a mixture of chopped onions, green chilies, and fresh coriander.

Cook both the sides. Serve them hot with a chutney or sauce. You can eat them as is, because they are mildly spicy and tasty on their own.

Here, I share a detailed recipe with you.

5 stars for Pesarattu (Green Gram Pancake)

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup green gram(mung beans)
  • 1/2 cup dehusked split mung beans(moong dal)
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/3 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 cloves
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 3 tbsp fresh green coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 small cup onions, finely chopped, for the topping
  • 2 tsp ginger, finely chopped, for the topping
  • 1/4 small cup fresh coriander, finely chopped, for the topping
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp oil for making each pancake

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Pesarattu

  1. Wash mung beans (green gram), moong dal, and rice together. Soak them with fresh water. Keep aside for 4-5 hours.
  2. Strain the water. Put them to a grinder or mixer.
  3. Add ginger, green chilies, chopped coriander, cumin seeds, cloves, and salt. Grind, to make a coarse or near-smooth batter.
  4. Transfer it to a bowl. For pesarattu, the batter should be neither thick nor thin. Add water to get the right consistency.
  5. Set aside the batter for 2-3 hours. This resting results in making naturally soft pancakes. Fermenting the batter is not required.
  6. Mix chopped onions, chopped green chilies, and chopped green coriander. This is for the topping.
  7. Heat a pan for making the pancakes. Grease it with ghee or oil. Pour about 1 1/2 ladle batter in the center.
  8. Spread it to make a square or round shape. Make it a bit thick.
  9. Spread a teaspoon full of the topping mixture on the surface. Press it with the help of a spatula.
  10. Add a few drops of oil or ghee on the top. Let the heat be medium high. Cook until the bottom gets golden brown.
  11. Flip it. Make the other side also golden brown. Remove, and place on a serving plate.
  12. Your favorite pesarattu is ready. Make all the pesarattu like this. Serve two of them in a plate with a chutney or sauce. Enjoy the taste!

Step one: Soak mung beans, moong dal, and rice in water for 5-6 hours.
Step one: Soak mung beans, moong dal, and rice in water for 5-6 hours.
Soaked mung beans, moong dal, and rice.
Soaked mung beans, moong dal, and rice.
Step two: Strain the water. Put them to a grinder. Add green chilies, cloves, fresh coriander, chopped ginger, and salt. Grind, adding soaked water or fresh water to get a coarse or near-smooth batter.
Step two: Strain the water. Put them to a grinder. Add green chilies, cloves, fresh coriander, chopped ginger, and salt. Grind, adding soaked water or fresh water to get a coarse or near-smooth batter.
Step three: Transfer the batter to a bowl. Add water to adjust the consistency. Set aside for 2-3 hours. This will help to make naturally soft pancakes. No need to ferment the batter.
Step three: Transfer the batter to a bowl. Add water to adjust the consistency. Set aside for 2-3 hours. This will help to make naturally soft pancakes. No need to ferment the batter.
Step four: Make the topping mixture as per instructions.
Step four: Make the topping mixture as per instructions.
Step five: Heat a pan. Grease it with oil or ghee. Add 1 1/2 ladle full of batter in the center. Spread it to make a square or round shape. Spread a teaspoon topping mix on the top. Add a few drops of oil or ghee on the top. Press the topping a bit.
Step five: Heat a pan. Grease it with oil or ghee. Add 1 1/2 ladle full of batter in the center. Spread it to make a square or round shape. Spread a teaspoon topping mix on the top. Add a few drops of oil or ghee on the top. Press the topping a bit.
Step six: Let the bottom get golden brown. Flip it. Make the other side also golden brown. Next, remove the pancake and place on a serving plate.
Step six: Let the bottom get golden brown. Flip it. Make the other side also golden brown. Next, remove the pancake and place on a serving plate.
Make all pesarattu like this. Serve two hot pesarattu with a chutney or sauce. Enjoy eating!
Make all pesarattu like this. Serve two hot pesarattu with a chutney or sauce. Enjoy eating!

Nutritional Information of Pesarattu

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 72
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 33 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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