Pesarattu /Moong Dal Dosa

Pesarattu, an Instant Dosa prepared with protein rich green moong dal which is even more healthier and easier to prepare compared with regular Dosa since batter prepared by grinding the water soaked moong beans which doesn’t require any fermentation. This deliciously crispy Dosa is one of the best recipes of Andhra cuisine and is generally served with any type of chutneys like coconut chutney, tomato chutney or peanut chutney.

Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time: 5 hours
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 7 Dosas

Green Moong Dal1 cup
Rice flour2 tbsp
Onion1/2 (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Pesarattu/ Green Moong Dal Dosa


  • Wash whole moong dal in running water and soak them in 1 1/2 cups of water for around 4 – 5 hours.
Wash and Soak the Moong Dal
  • Drain excess water from soaked whole Moong beans. Transfer them into mixer grinder jar, and add the required salt.
Transfer into a mixer/blender
Add required salt
  • Grind all ingredients together until semi-thick and little coarse texture (like dosa batter). Add water as needed while grinding to get the desired texture. Amount of water required depends on the quantity of moong beans, so add it little by little and as needed to get the desired texture. make sure that batter is not very thin. Transfer it to a bowl.
Grind/Blend by adding some water and transfer it to a bowl
  • Add 2 tbsp of rice flour to the batter. Whisk and combine well. There shouldn’t be any lumps in the batter.
Add the Rice Flour
Whisk and combine well
Lump free Batter
  • Add some finely chopped onions and finely coriander leaves into the batter.
Add some chopped onions and coriander leaves
  • Heat a dosa tawa (iron dosa tawa preferable) over medium flame. Pour laddle full batter in the center of tawa and quickly spread it into thin circle by rotating back-side of the ladle in spiral motion.
Heat a Dosa Tawa
Spread some oil
Pour laddle full of batter
  • Drizzle 1 tsp oil/ghee around the edge and cook for 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 minutes or until the bottom surface turns light golden brown and crisp and top surface looks cooked.
Add a tsp of ghee/oil
  • Slowly flip it over another side and cook for 30 seconds to a minute.
Slowly flip it over
Flip it over
  • Transfer it to a serving plate. Repeat the process for remaining batter. Hot pesarattu is now ready to serve.
Delicious pesarattu is Ready to Serve


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