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Pesarattu Dosa - Andhra Pesarattu Recipe

Pesarattu Dosa served as breakfast that is wholesome, nutritious and filling.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 dosas


  • Pachai Payaru or Whole Green Gram - 1 cup
  • Rice – 2 tbsp
  • Green chilli – 4 to 5
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
  • Onion - 1 big
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafetida – 1 pinch
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – to cook


  • Wash whole green gram, rice and soak for 8 hours or overnight in plenty of water.
  • In the morning discard the water used for soaking and transfer the ingredients to a food processor.
  • Add green chilli, ginger, salt and grind to a smooth consistency using required amount of water.
  • You will need about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water. The batter should be thin. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Chop the onion finely and add it along with cumin seeds and asafetida to the batter.
  • Let the batter rest for 45 min to 1 hour. (This step is purely optional).
  • Heat a tawa and grease the surface with oil.
  • Pour a ladle of batter on the tawa and spread it evenly around to form a 6 to 7 inch circular shape.
  • Drizzle 1/4 tsp – 1/2 tsp of oil around the dosa and let it cook over medium flame.
  • When done, flip it over and let it cook on the other side too till it is evenly browned.
  • Fold and transfer to a serving plate and continue till all the batter is over.
  • Serve this Pesarattu dosa piping hot with ginger or coconut chutney.