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 or whole moong / Green gram – 1 cup
Rice Flour / Raw rice – 2 tsp
Onion – 1 (optional)
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Green chillies / Jalapenos – 4-5
Salt to taste


  1. Soak Moong Dal / Green gram and rice for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Grind all the Moong Dal, Rice Flour / Raw rice, Green chillies / Jalapenos and ginger in a food processor.
  3. Add salt as per taste and mix well.
  4. Heat a pan, pour a ladle of batter in the center and spread it in a circlular 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 onion chutney and upma stuffed in.


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