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Onam Special - Pesarattu

Pesarattu is like a dosa, but not a dosa!! It can be eaten both as a snack and at breakfast. Pesarattu is a crepe-like bread made with green grams, typically eaten with various chutneys, which south India has to offer. Pesarattu is not just a keralite delight but it also has roots in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. So widely is this dish popular, that even several other parts of the country also have he presence of the Green Crepes - Pesarattu.
Ingredients
  Whole green gram 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Green pepper 4
  Salt To Taste
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Soak the whole green gram for about 3 to 4 hours in water.
2. In a grinder, grind the soaked green gram with cumin seeds, ginger, salt, green peppers to a fine paste.

MAKING
3. On a hot heavy hot plate or a griddle, spread a spoonful of batter on the hot plate, add oil and top them with finely chopped onions. Cook on both side like a pancake, till slightly brown.

SERVING
4. Serve hot and crisp with coconut chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Kerala
Course: 
Breakfast
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Equipment: 
Frying Pan
Dish: 
Dosa
Occasion: 
Onam
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Lentil
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
180 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Story
Fondly remember an incident in north India, where I ordered for Pesarattu at a typically South Indian restaurant, when the dish finally arrived at my table, I could hear the onlookers murmuring...green Dosa, green Utthapam. It might seem so to some, but it is a simple Pesarattu!!
Subtitle: 
Pesarattu

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