Moong Dal Dosa/Pesarattu Recipe


What a great idea to kick start your day with such a healthy and delicious breakfast like green moong dal dosa or pesarattu!! This Andhra delicacy is very tasty and easy to make with a few ingredients. Unlike other dosas, this does not need fermentation and the batter can be made with overnight soaked and then ground moong gram

Green moong or whole moong dal is one of the most nutritious dal or lentil. It is said to be the storehouse of protein. I often add a few dishes made out of this wonder bean in my diet like green moong dal soup or green moong dal dhokla.
Any seasonal veggie or herbs can be added to the batter. I like to keep it plain but serve with coconut chutney and sambar

Course – Breakfast

Cuisine – Indian (Andhra Pradesh)

 Prep Time – 4 hours

 Cook Time – 25 Min

 Total Time – 4 hrs 25 Min

 Yield – 5 Servings

 Author – Bharti Dhawan


1- Whole Green moong dal/lentil – 1 cup or 100 gr
2- Dosa/Idli rice – 1 cup
3- Water – 2 cups for soaking+half more cup for grinding dal and rice
4- Ginger – 2-inch piece
5- Fresh green chilly – 2 nos or to taste
6- Curry leaves and coriander leaves – 1 bunch of each herb
7- Salt – to taste
8- Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp
9- oil for cooking – 6 tsp


1- Wash and soak dal and rice in sufficient water for 4 hours or overnight

2- Add soaked dal, rice, ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves and curry leaves to a blender to  blend into a semi-thick coarse paste

3- Add salt and cumin powder and mix well

4- Heat a nonstick pan and add 1 tsp oil

5- Add 2 tbs batter and spread it with the back of a ladle

6- Keep the flame low and let it cook till the colour changes to light brown

7- Spread 1 more ts oil and flip the side and let it cook till perfection

8- Cook all the moong dal dosas or pesarattu like this and serve with chutneys and sambar