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Jul 25, 2013

Oats Pesarattu / Oats Pesarattu With Tofu Filling

Today's recipe is Andhra Special Pesarattu / Mung Bean Dosa, a traditional Andhra Breakfast recipe which is more nutritious and healthy. I added few more healthy stuffs like oats, brown rice & Tofu to make it even more healthy, protein & fiber rich breakfast with low carb and calories. I was looking for a protein rich and less carb recipes since my Fitness Consultant suggested to fill my meal platter with more protein, less carb food and add more veggies and fruits. Lunch will manage with cooked dals/legumes/egg and as usual veggies n fruits. Dinner n Breakfast is my big deal, can't get any idea on filling my breakfast platter with more protein n less carb. For low calorie and low carb foods you have tons of options like whole grain, millets but for protein, I didn't have much idea, so Friends do share your ideas n suggestion if you know protein rich n low carb recipes(Vegetarian recipes).

Typical Indian Breakfast is all of carb rich foods like Pongal, Upma, Idi, Dosa etc. And its not a good decision to skip breakfast if you want to diet, it worsen your health and the result will be added pounds. So was wondering in what way I can fill my breakfast platter with more protein and less carb and discussed with my friends too, Priya suggested to take Tofu, Avocado, Soya chunks recipes and this Pesarattu. Then I got an idea to make Pesarattu with oats & brown rice. And also remember long back I saw a Pesarattu recipe video in which she made pesarattu with paneer. Then implemented all the 3 ingredients in one recipe and thus this Oats Pesarattu With Tofu Filling Born. This tasted so good and flavorful, again the brown rice gave nice crispy dosa so healthy and tasty. Moreover this Dosa doesn't require fermentation and can make dosa instantly. This is loaded with all nutrition, full protein, low carb and low calorie too, what else you need for your healthy n filling platter with no comprise in taste? Its interesting right don't stop with reading alone go ahead and give it a try, definitely you will accept my words and thank me ;) Now off to the recipe...

  1. Mung beans / Green gram     1 cup
  2. Brown Rice        1/4 cup
  3. Oats        1/4 cup ( I used quick cooking oats)
  4. Cumin seeds     1 tsp
  5. Fennel seeds     1/2 tsp
  6. Ginger       1" large piece
  7. Hing      1/4 tsp
  8. Carrot    3 tbsp (shredded, optional)
  9. Cilantro    2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  10. Salt     to taste
  11. Oil     to cook Pesarattu
For Tofu Filling
  1. Tofu    3/4 cup (shredded)
  2. Onion     less than 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  3. Turmeric powder    a generous pinch
  4. Red chilli powder   1/4 tsp or to taste
  5. Garam Masala or Curry Powder    1/4 tsp
  6. Cilantro    few finely chopped
  7. Cumin seeds     1/4 tsp
  8. Oil       2-3 tsp

  • Wash and Soak Green Gram/Mung Bean and brown rice separately over night or minimum 6-8 hours.
  • Just 10-15 minutes before grinding soak oats.
  • First in a blender add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, ginger, green chillies run for few seconds then add brown rice and oats and grind it for 3-4 minutes then add green gram, use little water say 1/2 cup water while grinding and grind to coarse batter.
  • Once done transfer to a bowl, add hing enough salt, chopped cilantro, shredded carrots combine everything together, if you feel your batter to be too thick then add little water and the batter should be similar to adai batter.
  • Keep it aside and start making Tofu Filling.
  • Press Tofu for minimum 30 minutes(for how to press tofu, click Here) and then shred it and keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan, when it gets heated add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  • Then add finely chopped onions and saute till golden brown.
  • Now add chilli and turmeric powder and stir fry well.
  • And then add shredded tofu, enough salt and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Lastly add garam masala or curry masala powder and stir fry for few seconds and add cilantro and switch off the stove.
  • How to make Oats Pesarattu:
  • Heat a tawa/griddle, when its get heated pour a ladle full of batter and spread it in circular motion to a medium thin crepe/dosa.
  • If needed you can also sprinkle some finely chopped onions, drizzle oil all around dosa.
  • Cook in medium heat, once the dosa starts browning on edges turn other side and cook till done.
  • Then turn it and keep 2 tbsp Tofu Filling and fold the dosa and serve hot with any Spicy Chutney.

Adding Tofu filling is optional, you can skip it and serve plain pesarattu with chutney or sambar.
You can also use this Tofu filling to make plain masala dosa, sandwich filling, stuffed paratha, bread rolls, ideas are ,any use as you like or substitute tofu with paneer :)
Like wise you can replace brown rice with raw rice or regular cooking rice - sona masoori or basmati rice.


  1. super healthy and protein packed breakfast

  2. Very healthy and tasty looking oats preparation. Wonderfully prepared.

  3. very delicious looking pesarrattu :) and very interesting filling so very healthy :) i am sure gonna try this and let you know :)

  4. Healthy and innovative your ideas

  5. U made it so healthy.. looks yummy too..

  6. Healthy and delicious pesarattu. Loved the tofu filling.

  7. very healthy, nice and tasty. loved it.

  8. delicious dosa and yummy tofu filling akka

  9. love the blue touch...interesting pesarattu..will try this weekend

  10. super healthy and a very filling pesarattu, I love that u have added oats, will surely try it the next time...

  11. Very healthy and wholesome the tofu filling

  12. Omg, wat a innovative and unique dish, seriously only u can think like this Sangee, kalakals ponga.

  13. That's a yummy & inviting single meal.. Healthy & rich with tofu & oats !

  14. Looks innovative,protein packed pesarttu,sure it must be a filling and healthy option for dinner or breakfast.Loved the whole platter.

  15. love the addition of oats in pesarattu and healthy filling too :-)

  16. What a healthy breakfast to kick start the day! Awesome clicks..

  17. I made this dosa today with basamati brown rice and added one green chillie. We had
    with your pudina chutney receipe. Tasty. My husband is diabetic.
    Thank you for sharing your receipes.

    1. I forgot to mention, i too used Basmati brown rice :)
      Thank you so much for your feedback, means a lot to me n so encouraging. Happy that u liked it with my mint chutney, thats a wonderful combo. Thanks again !

  18. Healthy version of pesarattu.yummmm...

  19. Awesome recipe Sangee. Love it


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