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Pesara garelu- split green gram fritters

This is my dads favorite breakfast food. I never used to have them when my mom prepared them, because of oil. My mom used to make pesarattu or green gram dosa. Today I am several thousand miles away from my dad, I remember all these beautiful memories when I prepare some special dishes like this. My hubby loved it too!! This time I had many without any fear, thinking to workout in the evening. Now coming to the recipe

Split green gram(moon dal) -1 cup
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Green chili to taste
Rice flour 4 tbsp
Pudina/ mint leaves fresh 1/4 cup chopped
Coriander leaves/ cilantro 1/4 cup chopped
Baking powder 1/2 tbsp
Oil for deep fry

Soak split green gram( pesara pappu) over night in water. Next day filter all the water completely and add this to mixe jar. To the mixe jar add ginger garlic paste, salt, green chili and cumin seeds. Grind coarsely with out adding water. The consistency of the batter should be very tight. Take this mixture in a bowl and add rice flour, mint leaves, turmeric, cilantro, baking powder and onions. Mix all the ingredients together. Heat oil for deep fry in a pan. Now take small lemon size batter in hand and make it to flat disc shape in a wet cloth or on a plastic bag and make a hole. This way you can get filters in good shape. Now carefully invert the plastic cover or wet cloth to so that the batter will fall in to oil. Care should be taken while dropping the batter you should hold your hand minimum 3-4 inches away from the pan, and also watch out for oil spills when batter fell into oil. Fry it till golden brown on both sides. Enjoy with palli chutney or with curd/ yogurt like me. Hope you like it. Please Leave your comment before leaving it is very valuable for me and keep visiting.


  1. Green-gram fritters seem deliciously healthy steatime snacks.Luv it

  2. nice n yummy snack...looks delicious

  3. Crispy fritters looks fabulous,feel like having some..

  4. delicious looking fritters wonderfully done


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