Pesarattu dosa with Spicy tomato chutney

A healthy & quick option for breakfast, lunch or dinner.The best part about making a pesarattu dosa is it doesn't need to be fermented.  Pessarattu dosa is served with sambhar & spicy tomato chutney. tried this recipe at home after i had it in Hotel Minerva in hydrabad

for the dosa batter
1 cup split green moong dal
10 seeds of methi
2 tbsp rice 
2 red chillis
1 inch ginger
salt as per taste
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
1small onion chopped & coriander for garnishing
Ghee (clarified Butter) as required
wash the moong dal & rice, add methi seeds; soak in warm water for 4hrs. after 4 hrs grind the dal into a smooth batter along with the chillies, cumin seeds, ginger & salt.the batter should be similar to masala dosa's batter. Remove the batter in a bowl.
use a non stick tawa to make dosa, the tawa shouldn't be very hot otherwise the batter will stick to it.
use a ladle (dav in marathi) to spread the batter, the dosa should be made exactly in the way we make masala dosa (thin & crispy). brush the dosa with some ghee
no need to flip the dosa.Add chopped onion & coriander, serve immediately
the above quantity will yeild 12 dosa's
Spicy Tomato Chutney
4 large tomatos
2 red chilli's
½ tbsp udit dal
5-6 methi seeds
1½ tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
½ tbsp coriender seeds
3 tbsp freshly grated coconut
2 tsp tamarind paste
salt as required
2 tsp oil for pan frying & 2 tsp oil for tadka
1 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of hing
2 red chillis
a pinch of tumeric powder
10-12 curry leaves
Pre-heat microwave at 220 degrees &cook the tomatos for 20mins or until the skin color changes. you may roast it over a gas too if you dont want to use the microwave. Set aside until it cools down. de-skin the tomato & mash them.
In a kadai add oil, after it becomes hot, add udit dal & methi seeds fry for a minute, then add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, coconut & red chillies.
Add this to a grinder along with the roasted tomatos, tamarind paste &salt, grind it .
remove in serving bowl
for tadka
Add 2 tsp oil, add mustard seeds, a pinch of tumeric, red chilli & hing & the curry leaves.Add this to the chutney
Serve the dosa with this chutney


  1. Manasi Khadilkar-Joshi05 March, 2012

    I am trying this one this week!

  2. Darshana Bhatia Sharma05 March, 2012

    Hotel minerva is the 'vaish' of hyd..awesome
    Darshana Bhatia Sharma

  3. Shweta Anay Shukla05 March, 2012

    Hey Soni .. I spread finely chopped onions , beans , shredded coconut and sesame before removing it from the pan.. Bengaluru style .. It is filling , healthy and yet satisfying ..
    Shweta Anay Shukla

  4. @ shweta can you specify which beans to use?

  5. Shweta Anay Shukla05 March, 2012

    French Beans

  6. Will definately try this option next time I make it. thanks for your suggestion shweta

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