Moong Sprouts and Bajra Pessaruttu

Moong Sprouts and Bajra Pessaruttu

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Pesarattu is a South Indian specialty, especially famous in Andhra Pradesh. While it is traditionally made of moong and rice, we have made an awesome version with two iron-rich ingredients – moong sprouts and bajra flour .

It has a wonderful taste and satiating texture. Made with a few basic ingredients, it is easy and quick too. Since we have used sprouts and bajra flour, there is no extra soaking or fermentation required.

You can put the pan on the fire, prepare the batter, and start cooking the Moong Sprouts and Bajra Pesarattu. Just remember that it is a pesarattu and not a dosa , so your batter has to be little coarse and not smooth.

Moong Sprouts and Bajra Pessaruttu recipe - How to make Moong Sprouts and Bajra Pessaruttu

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 pesarattus
Show me for pesarattus


1 cup sprouted moong (whole green gram)
1/2 cup bajra (black millet) flour
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste
4 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving
green chutney

  1. Blend the moong sprouts in a mixer to get a coarse mixture.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add the bajra flour, onions, green chillies, coriander, salt and 1 cup of water and mix well to make a batter of dropping consistency.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly with ¼ tsp of oil.
  4. Pour a ladleful of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread it evenly to make a thick circle of 150 mm. (6") diameter.
  5. Cook, using ¼ tsp of oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make 7 more pesarattus.
  7. Serve immediately with green chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per pesarattu
Energy73 cal
Protein2.7 g
Carbohydrates9 g
Fiber2.1 g
Fat2.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.5 mg


Moong Sprouts and Bajra Pessaruttu
 on 24 Jun 19 06:02 PM

Hi Can I use finger millet flour instead of black millet or pearl millet flour in this recipe. Thank you. It is such a healthy recipe. Thank you for the recipe 😊
Tarla Dalal
27 Jun 19 08:55 AM
   Hi Harini, for sure you can use finger millet. Do try the recipe and give us the feedback..
Moong Sprouts and Bajra Pessaruttu
 on 19 Jun 19 05:53 PM

Healthy combination of bajra and sprouts...Very easy and quick to make with few basic ingredients...Makes for a healthy breakfast.
Tarla Dalal
20 Jun 19 02:16 PM
   We are glad you like our recipe!!