Palak Pesarattu | Spinach Lentils Dosa

Palak Pesarattu or Spinach Lentils Dosa
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Soaking Time
4 hrs
Let us explore a delightful recipe for a protein-rich and nutritious breakfast that is Palak Pesarattu or Spinach Lentils Dosa. It is a well-established fact that, particularly with children, there is a general aversion to leafy vegetables due to their texture and aroma, even when they are cooked. However, we have a solution that is certain to win over your young ones: spinach pesarattu. This delectable dish is crafted using spinach leaves and green gram, and it is so delicious that your children will thoroughly enjoy it every time it's served.
Course: Breakfast, Tiffin
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Palak Pesarattu, Palakura Pesarattu, Spinach Lentils Dosa
  • 1 cup Green Gram
  • 3 tbsp Rice
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 Ginger Pieces (small piece)
  • 2-3 Green Chilies
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Salt
  1. For this recipe, you will need 1 cup of green gram. Add 3 tablespoons of rice to it. You'll also require 1 cup of thoroughly washed spinach. Soak the green gram and rice mixture for a minimum of 4-5 hours, or ideally overnight.
  2. Next, grind the soaked mixture along with a small piece of ginger and 2-3 green chilies.
  3. Additionally, grind the cleaned spinach and 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds with the green gram mixture.
  4. Grind it into a smooth paste and add salt to your taste. If the mixture appears too thick, you can adjust the consistency by adding some water until it reaches a dosa batter-like thickness.
  5. Now, heat a pan and pour the batter over it on low flame.
  6. Spread it evenly, and if desired, add a small amount of butter or oil.
  7. Cook for a minute or two, and if you prefer, sprinkle some chopped onions on top.
Serve it hot!
Let's explore another variation for making spinach pesarattu:
  1. Follow the same process of pouring the batter on the pan and spreading it evenly over low flame.
  2. After cooking for a minute, spread your choice of sauce on the spinach pesarattu.
  3. Options such as garlic chutney, chili sauce, or tamarind sauce work excellently.
  4. Grate some cheese on top for an additional layer of flavor.
Serve it hot, alongside your favorite chutney or sauce!
Furthermore, there are numerous ways to enhance Palak Pesarattu or Spinach Lentils Dosa, making it both nutritious and appealing. You can experiment with toppings such as chopped onions, grated carrots, or crumbled cheese to elevate the flavor and texture of this delightful creation.

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