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Pesrate or a s commonly known as pesarattu in Andhra households is a pancake recipe prepared from a rice and lentil batter. Enjoy hot and crispy pesrate with coconut chutney or sambhar

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Pesrate recipe - How to make Pesrate

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1 cup rice (chawal)
1 cup parboiled rice (ukada rice)
1 cup toovar (arhar) dal
1 cup mix dals (urad, chana and moong)
3 whole dry kashmiri red chillies
3 green chillies
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania) leaves
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
a few curry leaves (kadi patta)

  1. For the batter
  2. Soak the rice and par boiled rice together.
  3. Soak all the dals together.
  4. Soak the rice and dals overnight.
  5. Grind the rice with little water.(the batter should be fine with any kani)
  6. Grind the dals coarsely with litle water.
  7. Now mix the rice and dal.
  8. Cover and leave to ferment for about 7-8 hours.
  9. For the masala
  10. Grind the kashmiri red chillies and green chillies to a paste with 1 tbsp water.
  11. Mix together in the batter chillie paste, finely chopped corriander, hing, curry leaves and salt.
  12. Mix these masalas well in the batter and see to it that no lumps are formed.
  13. For the pesrate
  14. Heat a non stick tava.
  15. Spread a little batter as we do for a uttapa.(thick)
  16. Spread a little oil and cook on both the sides.
  17. Serve hot with powder chutney.

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