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Pesarattu Dosa | Green Moong Bean Dosai

Pesarattu Dosai is a protein-rich tiffin variety prepared with green moong bean. Be it breakfast or dinner, green moong dal dosai is filling and tasty. Andhra special dosai is a healthy tiffin for toddlers too.
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Course: Dosai
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 8 hours
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 2 minutes
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Whole moong dal/ green gram/moong bean - 1 cup
  • Boiled Rice Idly Rice - 1 + 1/2 tbsp
  • Green chillies - 1
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece or ginger powder 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves- a handful
  • Hing - a generous pinch
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - as required


  • Firstly, take moong bean and raw rice in a wide vessel
  • Wash well and add enough water to soak
  • Furthermore, add green chilli and cumin seeds. Soak for at least for 8hrs in cold water or 5 hours in hot water)
  • Save the soaked water and transfer the soaked ingredients into the mixie jar
  • Furthermore, add ginger powder, salt, and 1/2 cup of water and grind into a smooth batter
  • Additionally pour extra water to make a dosa batter consistency
  • Heat dosa pan on medium heat and once when the pan is hot, sprinkle little water and  add 2 ladles of Pesarattu batter and make Pesarattu dosa
  • After the pesarattu is half cooked sprinkle onion and coriander leaves and drizzle oil
  • Cook pesarattu and serve hot with ginger chutney


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  1. If you are making a thick batter, cook pesarattu on both sides
  2. Soak the moong bean well before making the dosa
  3. Cumin seeds, ginger aids for digestion so don't skip it. You can add hing if you are put of ginger or ginger powder
  4. Adjust the chilli according to your taste
  5. No need to ferment the batter for pesarattu dosa
  6. For a healthy pesarattu dosa, you can skip the rice
  7. Millet, quinoa can be used in the place of rice
  8. Onion and coriander leaves or optional. you can also saute onion ad add it to the batter  
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