Pesarattu Masala Dosa Recipe

Updated on May 8, 2018
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Pesarattu Masala Dosa
Pesarattu Masala Dosa

Crispy and Delicious

Making pesarattu is quick and very easy. They are delicious too. But if you fill these crepes with a spicy filling, they become mouthwatering. You can fill them with an onion-potato filling or a raw onion-ginger filling. They make a nutritious and hearty breakfast.

Serve hot pesarattu masala dosa with a coconut chutney. Enjoy the taste.

Now, I share a detailed recipe for making this tasty dish.

5 stars for Pesarattu Masala Dosa

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup green gram(mung beans)
  • 1/2 cup moong dal(dehusked split green gram)
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/3 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 green chilies
  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp oil or a mixture of oil and ghee, for making each pesarattu masala dosa
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or salt to taste
  • 1 bowl stuffing, potato-onion stuffing or raw onion-ginger stuffing

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Pesarattu Masala Dosa

  1. Wash mung beans, moong dal, and rice together. Soak them in fresh water for 4-5 hours. Strain them.
  2. Put them to a grinder or mixer. Add chopped ginger, green chilies, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, cloves, and salt.
  3. Grind, to get a bit coarse or near-smooth batter. Keep it neither thick nor thin. Add water to adjust the consistency.
  4. Rest the batter for 2-3 hours. This will ensure naturally soft dosa. Fermenting the batter is not needed.
  5. Make a stuffing. You can make either a potato-onion stuffing or raw onion-ginger stuffing.
  6. Next, heat a dosa pan. Grease it lightly with ghee or oil. Wipe it with a tissue paper. Pour about 1 1/2 ladle full of the batter in the center.
  7. Quickly spread the batter by running the ladle bottom on the batter in circular motion. Add a few drops of oil or ghee on the top. Keep the heat medium high.
  8. Place two teaspoons of the stuffing on the center of the dosa. Roll the dosa once it turns crispy and golden brown.
  9. See below for a quick recipe to make the stuffing.
  10. Place pesarattu masala dosa on a serving plate. Eat hot with coconut chutney. Enjoy the taste.

Step one: Wash mung beans, moong dal, and rice. Soak them in fresh water.
Step one: Wash mung beans, moong dal, and rice. Soak them in fresh water.
Step two: Strain the water. Collect it in a bowl. Use it for grinding. Put mung beans, moong dal, and rice to a mixer or grinder. Add ginger, green chilies, salt, cloves, and fresh coriander.
Step two: Strain the water. Collect it in a bowl. Use it for grinding. Put mung beans, moong dal, and rice to a mixer or grinder. Add ginger, green chilies, salt, cloves, and fresh coriander.
Step three: Grind, adding water or soaked water little by little to get a coarse or near-smooth batter. The batter should be neither thick nor thin. Rest the batter for 2-3 hours.
Step three: Grind, adding water or soaked water little by little to get a coarse or near-smooth batter. The batter should be neither thick nor thin. Rest the batter for 2-3 hours.
Step four: In the mean while, make a potato-onion stuffing or raw onion-ginger stuffing.
Step four: In the mean while, make a potato-onion stuffing or raw onion-ginger stuffing.
Step five: Heat a dosa pan. Grease it with some ghee or oil. Wipe it with a tissue paper. Pour 1 1/2 ladle full of the batter in the center. Spread it by running the ladle bottom in circular motion. Add a few drops of ghee or oil on the top.
Step five: Heat a dosa pan. Grease it with some ghee or oil. Wipe it with a tissue paper. Pour 1 1/2 ladle full of the batter in the center. Spread it by running the ladle bottom in circular motion. Add a few drops of ghee or oil on the top.
Step six: Place two teaspoons of the stuffing on the center. Roll the dosa along the stuffing. Serve hot pesarattu masala dosa with coconut chutney. Enjoy the taste.
Step six: Place two teaspoons of the stuffing on the center. Roll the dosa along the stuffing. Serve hot pesarattu masala dosa with coconut chutney. Enjoy the taste.

How to Make Potato Onion Stuffing

  • Boil 3 potatoes until they are soft. Peel, and mash them.
  • Heat two teaspoons oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle.
  • Add chopped onions, chopped green chilies, and curry leaves. Saute until onions are transparent.
  • Add mashed potatoes, salt, turmeric powder, chopped coriander leaves(optional), some sugar, and a teaspoon lemon juice. Saute together until they blend nicely.
  • Turn off the heat. Potato-onion stuffing is ready!

Making Raw Onion-Ginger Stuffing

  • You can use this stuffing for pesarattu masala dosa only.
  • Make a mixture of finely chopped onions, ginger, green chilies, and coriander leaves.
  • Spread this inside the pesarattu dosa. Roll it along with the stuffing.

Nutritional Information of Pesarattu Masala Dosa

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 78
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 38 mg2%
* 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.

Questions & Answers

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      2 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thank you for reading my hub. I encourage you to try this dosa at your home. They are easy and come out proper.

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      2 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love dosa, here locally we call it "Dosai" served in Roti Prata restaurant. Crispy and a bit sourish

    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      3 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks Davor for reading my hub. I am happy to know that you tried this recipe and loved it too. Thanks a lot.

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      Davor Gligorovski 

      3 months ago

      Great recipe. I tried and loved it.

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