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- submitted by Dahlia on 03-30-2009

(Green Dosai, Paasi Paruppu Dosai, Moong Dal Dosa)

Pesarattu (Moong dosa/ Green Gram Dosa) is a famous Andhra tiffin item. It can be made either with moong dal(split green gram) or whole green gram lentil. It is usually had with upma and some chutney.


For Batter

  • Green Gram (Split/ Whole) - 2 cups
  • Rice - 4 tblsp (optional)
  • Green chillies - 5-7 
  • Ginger - 2" piece
  • Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  • Oil - for making pesarattu
  • salt - as needed (app. 2 tblsp)

For Topping

(you could use any of the following toppings, i prefer to use only onion toppings)

  • Onions - finely chopped
  • Green Chillies - finely chopped
  • Grated Coconut 
  • Chopped Cilantro



  1. Soak the green gram and rice for at least 1 hour and drain the water. Longer soaking would be good.
  2. Add this soaked lentil and rice to a mixie/blender along with the ginger piece and green chillies.
  3. Add enough water and required salt and grind to a smooth paste.
  4. Remove the batter and mix the cumin seeds with it.


  5. Heat a griddle/ dosa pan. Check if it is hot enough by sprinkling few drops of water. The water will sizzle right away.
  6. Pour a ladle full of batter in the center and spread it into a nice round shape using the back of the spoon.
  7. Sprinkle few chopped onions and few drops of oil on top.
  8. After it turns golden brown at the bottom, flip it over.
  9. After it gets cooked on both sides, remove from the griddle.
  10. Serve piping hot with chutney (peanut chutney or ginger chutney or coconut chutney).

Other Idli / Dosa Varieties

Variety Dosa Rava Idli Adai Dosai Masoor Dal Dosai
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Comments (11)

Person chandni   (December 17, 2014)
is there no need of fermenting this batter
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 18, 2014)
Not necessary..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 18, 2014)
Not necessary..
Person roopasunil   (August 16, 2013)
hai, kindly make sure the use of rice/raw rice for diabetic patients.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 18, 2014)
Diabetic patients can take raw rice in small portions.. Pesarattu has a major proportion of whole green gram which makes it very healthy... Well, you can even make pesarattu skipping thee rice completely..
Person bitkya patil   (August 3, 2013)
Nice. A healthy recipie. Thank U.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 7, 2013)
Person MADHUDIVAKAR   (February 20, 2013)
i love simple Indian recepies.................................
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 21, 2013)
Thank u..
Person p.s.usharani   (August 6, 2012)
this is a lovely receipe for moongdal. it is very tasty
Person raji ramakrishnan   (May 2, 2012)
this is a lovely one we used to make with moongdal.

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