18.4.11

Pesarattu / Green Gram Dosa - Recreating Perfection



Pachai payaru Dosai:

There should be at least one recipe for each one of us, that no matter how hard we try to replicate it, never able to master it, right? Somehow, the taste of first devoured dish still lingers on our mind! And even after a zillion painful experiments...we know that it is not even close to the original!! Well to me, I have bunch of such recipes...here is the one!

When I was studying at Hyderabad, a friend of mine Tulasi Ram, introduced me to this dish. That's right, I never heard or tasted 'Pesarattu' before! Was so skeptical to try the dish, with weird name (that was before I understood Telugu)! All I thought was...why this dosa is so green...what went wrong?? But the moment, I took a bite' of a thin, crisp, melt-in-mouth and practically like a 'see-through mirror' kind of dosa...just loved it.

Later I buffed my knowledge at my other friend's house...Kranti's Mom, who kept cooking all the goodness to us. Since, this dosa doesn't call for much carb' nor it requires any fermentation process, it quickly made an entry in my cook book. Yes, ever since I have been trying to perfect it!! No matter how hard I try the same, it just doesn't taste like the one I had for the first time:(

Note:
Well, 'Pesaru' means 'green' in Telugu. 'Pesaru Pappu' means 'Green Gram' (Hara Moong in Hindi and Pachai Payaru in Tamil). And hence the name 'Pesarattu', makes sense now:) And how I started liking the expressive language Telugu is yet another interesting story to come:)

Ingredients:

Green Gram - 1 cup
Rice 1 fistful
Green chilies 3
Ginger 2"
Salt
Oil for smearing and stuff.

Method:

Soak the lentils and rice together, overnight. Wet-grind the same with all the above mentioned ingredients.

Heat up a griddle, smear enough oil. Make a thin crepe as much as possible. Run few spoons of oil and cook both the sides. Once it turns golden brown, its done, remove from heat. Repeat the same for the remaining batter.

It would be a fulfilling tiffin, perfect for weekend brunch.

21 comments:

sangee vijay said...

love to read ur story:) i enjoyed hehehe....expecting more stories from u :)))
and i never used this green gram...but saw this recipe in many blogs..have to try this wonderful dosa recipe..healthy too...

asiya omar said...

looks healthy and delicious..

aipi said...

The name of the dish rings 'classic'- what can be better for a quick n healthy breakfast loved by all :)
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Suman Singh said...

Dosa look so crisp and yummy!

Priya said...

Nutritious and fantastic pesarattu,my fav..

divya said...

yummy...... luks so delicious.. very tempting clicks!!!

Suja Sugathan said...

Healthy breakfast,crispy and yummy

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

My favorite, it has been a while, so now you tempted me, it is time for me to try again :)

Vidhya said...

A perfect Dosa for little ones and older ones.

Chitra said...

Queen of multi-cuisine. Super!

Swathi said...

Pesarttu looks awesome crispy and dleicious.

kittymatti said...

nice:)
pesarattu looks perfect indeed!

Kankana said...

This is very very innovative :)

Dolly said...

I love Pesarattu Too !!!. Your Pesarattu does look perfect. My MIL taught me make them..ofcourse she learnt it from one of her Telugu friends..but I did not know the meaning until today.Thanks. Also love reading ur stories whenever I visit you.

Now Serving said...

I love this dosai, much lighter than adais ...crispy and yum looking Malar:)

SouthindianHome said...

Healthy and delicious pesarattu

GEETHA ACHAL said...

superb healthu dosai...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy delicious dosa dear :)

Raji said...

Malar ur stories are always so interesting to read..pesarattu is looking perfect..I add mint in this..my all time fav.

S.Menaga said...

love this pesarattu ,looks perefect!!...

Anonymous said...

Awesome and delicious looking Pesarattu Green Gram Dosa