March 15, 2013

Pesarettu / Green Gram Crepes

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Pesarettu,a traditional Andhra cuisine is a popular breakfast or snack item similar to Dosa.A batter is prepared using green gram and rice along with green chillies and cumin seeds.
Served hot with tamarind chutney or coconut chutney.

Preparation Time : 8-10 hours
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 2-3

Jain Version : Omit the ginger and onion from the recipe and follow the rest of the recipe.
No Onion -Garlic Version : Omit the ginger from the recipe and follow the rest of the recipe.

(Image updated on May 30' 2019)


1 cup whole green gram / moong /payar
1/2 cup raw rice
1/2 cup moong dhall / split yellow dhall
2 tsp cumin /jeera seeds
3-4 green chillies
1 piece ginger
1 onion chopped
pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste
mustard seeds
udad dhall


  • Wash and soak the green gram,rice and moong dhall separately for about 8-9 hours.
  • Grind the soaked ingredients with green chillies,ginger,cumin seeds,asafoetida in batches to a fine batter .(dosa batter like consistency.)
  • Prepare tempering,and saute the onions until light pink and add this to the pesarettu batter.Mix well
  • Heat a tawa/griddle ,pour a ladleful of batter and spread like a dosa on the tawa,drizzle oil and cook on both sides.
  • Serve hot with tamarind chutney,tomato chutney or coconut chutney.

Onion Mustard seasoning
Pesarettu cooking on one side

Pesarettu cooking after flipping

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