MLA Pesarattu

So last week I had been to Hyderabad and my husband and my father-in-law took me to a famous restaurant – Kamat. Its famous for south Indian dishes , and he ordered MLA  pesarattu (pesarattu with upma is know as MLA pesarattu ) a delicacy from Andhra Pradesh and it was amazing , so filling and so yummy. So I decided then that I have to try this @ home, so for breakfast today I made it and my husband loved it, feeling so happy 🙂

This recipe is not only very easy to prepare but also very healthy.


  • Moong Dal with skin or whole moong / Green gram – 2 cups
  • Ginger paste- around 2 tablespoon
  • Chillies – 3 to 4
  • Jeera powder – 1 tablespoon
  • salt as per taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves – 1/2 cup (optional)
  • Onions finely chopped – 1 cup (optional)


  1. Soak Moong Dal / Green gram  for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Grind all the Moong Dal, ginger, chillies, coriander in a food processor.
  3. Add salt as per taste and mix well. See to it that the batter is on the thicker side like that of Idli batter.
  4. Heat a pan, pour a ladle of batter in the center and spread it in a circular motion from the center to the outside of the tawa.
  5. Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa.
  6. Sprinkle chopped onions on the top and press it lightly with spatula.
  7. Flip it over to the other side once the edges starts to get dry.

    Serve hot with tomato onion chutney

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