Pesarattu (Green Gram Pancake) Recipe
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.
- 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
- Wash mung beans (green gram), moong dal, and rice together. Soak them with fresh water. Keep aside for 4-5 hours.
- Strain the water. Put them to a grinder or mixer.
- Add ginger, green chilies, chopped coriander, cumin seeds, cloves, and salt. Grind, to make a coarse or near-smooth batter.
- Transfer it to a bowl. For pesarattu, the batter should be neither thick nor thin. Add water to get the right consistency.
- Set aside the batter for 2-3 hours. This resting results in making naturally soft pancakes. Fermenting the batter is not required.
- Mix chopped onions, chopped green chilies, and chopped green coriander. This is for the topping.
- Heat a pan for making the pancakes. Grease it with ghee or oil. Pour about 1 1/2 ladle batter in the center.
- Spread it to make a square or round shape. Make it a bit thick.
- Spread a teaspoon full of the topping mixture on the surface. Press it with the help of a spatula.
- Add a few drops of oil or ghee on the top. Let the heat be medium high. Cook until the bottom gets golden brown.
- Flip it. Make the other side also golden brown. Remove, and place on a serving plate.
- 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!
Nutritional Information of Pesarattu
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||9|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 1 g||2%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 12 g||4%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Protein 5 g||10%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 33 mg||1%|
|* 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.|