Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pesarattu with Red pepper chutney

Gone was a wonderful weekend. With loads of people around. Children – crying, shouting, laughing, sleeping, fighting… what not.. I always love it that way. Only thing which I do not like is such days are so short. I always wonder if the clock runs faster – the cheater clock.

Now coming on to the recipe. I had this dosa from my cousins place and always wanted to try this out. But never worked out. And finally when they visited our place, I made her make this for us and learnt too. Here comes the recipe of this yummy and healthy dosa and a wonderful colourful chutney.

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Pesarattu - Ingredients:

Moong dal / Green gram --   2 cups
Rice                                          --   2 tbsp (any kind of rice, uncooked)
Fenugreek                             --   1 tsp
Cumin Seeds                         --   1 tsp
Salt                                           --   as required
Onion                                      --   to garnish (optional)
Green Chillies                       --   to garnish (optional)


Soak the moong dal, rice and fenugreek for 5 - 8 hours or overnight. Drain and Grind the soaked items adding cumin seeds, salt and water to a coarse texture. It should NOT be so fine. You do not have to ferment it.

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Chop the onions and green chillies into small pieces and keep aside.I did not use green chillies as we did not want that spicy.

Using a ladle pour the mixture onto a hot griddle and spread it in circular motions to prepare the yummy dosa. Garnish with onions and green chillies.Let it cook for a minute or two. Turn it over to cook the other side for a minute. Remove it from the pan.

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Repeat this until the mixture is done. In case your dosa sticks to the pan, you can wipe the pan with a little oil in between each dosas.

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Chutney - Ingredients:

Red Pepper       --   1
Onions                --   1 medium size
Tomato               --    2 small size
Ginger                 --   1 tbsp, chopped fine
Garlic                  --   2 - 3 cloves, chopped fine
Mustard seeds --   1 tsp
Curry leaves    -- 2 - 3 leaves
Oil                        --   as required
Salt                      --   as required


Clean and chop the onions,red pepper, tomatoes, ginger and garlic.Heat oil in a pan and add the onions. Saute until they are transparent. Add the red pepper, tomato, ginger and garlic and saute until they are slightly mushy.Let it cool. Grind into a fine paste.

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In the same pan, heat more oil and add curry leaves and the mustards. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Pour this over the chutney.Serve this with hot dosas.

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Recipe Courtesy: Minu chechi


  1. delicious healthy combination of flavours

  2. beautiful color.chutney looks so tempting.

  3. looks soooo healthy n tempting