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pesara garelu recipe

Crispy Perfect Pesara Garelu Recipe

Pesara garelu is crispy and nutritious to attract children and adults alike.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Soaking Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine andhra, Indian, South Indian
Servings 4
Calories 396 kcal


  • Mixer Grinder


  • 1 cup Pesalu / Whole Mung Beans / Whole Moong Dal
  • 4 Green chillies
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 Onion big-sized
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Soak the Green Gram overnight. Wash well and check for stones, dust or dirt before soaking.
  • Grind to a coarse paste along with ginger and green chillies.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl and add finely chopped onions, curry leaves, salt and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel for deep frying.
  • Using a polythene cover or your palm, spread a little amount of batter and make a hole in between.
  • Drop it into the hot oil. The oil should be very hot and the Pesara Gare that you add should rise immediately.
  • Fry till golden brown and transfer on to a kitchen tissue.


* Do not over grind the green gram as this will not give the proper shape to garelu.
** It is better to grind the batter just before cooking as green gram will get fermented very easily and will not give the correct taste.
*** Jeera, coriander and chopped green chillies to the batter to enhance the taste of these pesara garelu.
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