Pesarattu (Whole Greengram dal dosa)

Pesarattu, Whole Green gram dal dosa, Pachai payaru dosai, Andhra Special


  • Green garam dal whole (Pachai payaru) – 1 cup (soak in water for 10 hrs)
  • Rice – 2 tbsp (soak this with dal for 10 hrs)
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Ginger –  1/4  stick
  • Green chilli – 4 to 5 (adjust to your spice level)
  • Salt – to taste

To garnish on top of dosa:

  • Onion – 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  • Green chilli – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil  – 1 tbsp


  1. For batter: Grind and make a batter of soaked Green gram dal whole and Rice, Onion, Ginger and Green Chili. Add Salt to the batter.
  2. For garnishing: Heat Oil in a pan and add Cumin seeds. Once the seeds starts spluttering, add Green chili, Onion and fry.
  3. For Pesarattu: Prepare dosa using the ground batter. Then place 1½ tsp of Onion garnish on top of the dosa and serve.
  4. For Pesaru Upma: Instead of onion garnish, place  2 tbsp of rava upma on top of the dosa and serve.

Goes well with: Ginger chutney.

Rava upma on top of the pesarattu

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