Pesarattu is a key item in Andhra cuisine, it is more similar to Dosa but the batter is made of green mung beans, the taste is unique and fantastic. It is usually thin and crispy, with onions, green chillies and coriander chopped and filled. It is accompanied by Allam Chutney mainly made of ginger. MLA Pesarattu is more popular variety of pesarattus which has Upma as filling.
Raw rice- 1 tbsp
cumin seeds-1 tsp
ginger- 1" piece
salt to tsate
onions- 2 finely chopped
green chillies-2 small finely chopped
ginger- a small piece finely chopped
Rava- 1 cup
water- 2 cups
mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
channa dal- 1/4 tsp
curry leaves- a few
green chillies- 3 slited
ginger- a small piece chopped finely
oil/butter- 4 tsp
Soak the moong dal, cumin seeds, green chillies, rice and ginger in a bowl overnight or for 8 hrs.
Grind all this with salt and water into a fine batter.
For preparing upma , heat oil/butter in a pan and add mustard seeds,channa dal,curry leaves,onions,ginger and green chillies. Saute till the onions become transparent, then add water and salt. when the water boils simmer the flame add the rava slowly little by little stirring continuously , so that there are no lumps. Close it with a lid for 2 to 3 minutes or till the rava is cooked.