Pesarettu (Green Moong Dal Pancakes)

Submitted by: Vaishali


1 Cup whole green moong dal
1 green chilli
1 cm piece ginger
1/2 cup cilantro (coriander)
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
Salt to taste


1. Onions finely chopped to add over the pancake (optional) and keep aside for later.
2. Soak green moong dal for about 5 hrs or best overnight.
3. Grind with all the ingredients to a smooth dosa like batter with some water.
4. Make dosas/pancakes and add some finely chopped onions over the pancake.
5. Once you see the other side golden brown, flip over carefully and cook for a couple of minutes on the other side as well.
6. Serve hot with chutney or chutney powder mixed with some sesame oil! Enjoy the healthy snack.

ShowMeTheCurry Notes: Thanks Vaishali, for this awesome and super healthy snack. We loved it. This dish is a close cousin to Adai, so you can check the video on that to see how the Dosa/Dosai is made. Another tip – put the chopped onions, it ads a wonderful crunch to the Pesarettu.

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0 thoughts on “Pesarettu (Green Moong Dal Pancakes)

  1. Hi ,

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  2. hi

    Pesarettu vth Chutney and Sooji Upma is a Wonderful Combination.

    This dish is known as UpmaPesarettu. A famous Dish in AndhraPradesh.

    Try this Guys. I’m sure u love it.

  3. I just want to reconfirm that i don’t have to keep it to ferment like we do for dosa.After grinding i can make the pesarattu right away ,isn’t it?

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