Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home without using preservatives and artificial colors.
Crispy and Delicious
Pesarattu masala dosa is a nutritious green gram crepe that is typically filled with a potato-onion or a ginger-onion stuffing. This snack is quick and easy to prepare, and it's delicious, as well. The dosas make a nutritious and hearty breakfast.
The dosa is particularly wonderful when served with coconut chutney. Enjoy!
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Serves four people
- 1/2 cup green gram (mung beans)
- 1/2 cup moong dal (dehusked split green gram)
- 1/2 cup rice
- 1/3 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 5 cloves
- 2 green chilies
- 3 tablespoons fresh coriander, roughly chopped
- 1/2 inch ginger, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon oil or a mixture of oil and ghee, for making each pesarattu masala dosa
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 bowl stuffing (see notes below)
- Wash mung beans, moong dal, and rice together. Soak them in fresh water for 4-5 hours. Strain.
- Place the soaked mung beans, moong dal, and rice into a grinder or mixer. Add chopped ginger, green chilies, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, cloves, and salt.
- Grind to get a slightly coarse but near-smooth batter. It should be neither thick nor thin. Add water to adjust the consistency.
- Rest the batter for 2-3 hours. This will ensure a naturally soft dosa. Fermenting the batter is not needed.
- Make a stuffing (either potato-onion or raw onion-ginger).
- 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.
- Quickly spread the batter by running the ladle bottom on the batter in a circular motion. Add a few drops of oil or ghee on the top. Keep the heat medium-high.
- Place 2 teaspoons of the stuffing in the center of the dosa. Roll the dosa once it turns crispy and golden brown.
- Repeat the same procedure with the remaining batter and stuffing.
- Place dosas on a serving plate. Serve them hot with coconut chutney. Enjoy!
How to Make Potato Onion Stuffing
- Boil 3 potatoes until they are soft. Peel and mash them.
- Heat 2 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!
How to Make 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.
ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on May 25, 2018:
Thank you for reading my hub. I encourage you to try this dosa at your home. They are easy and come out proper.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on May 25, 2018:
I love dosa, here locally we call it "Dosai" served in Roti Prata restaurant. Crispy and a bit sourish
ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on May 07, 2018:
Thanks Davor for reading my hub. I am happy to know that you tried this recipe and loved it too. Thanks a lot.
Davor Gligorovski on May 07, 2018:
Great recipe. I tried and loved it.