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Pesarattu recipe | Moong dal dosa recipe

Pesarattu dosa is a popular dosa recipe from Andra cuisine, delicious and packed with protein. Pesara or pesalu means moong dal in Telugu. Atttu means dosa, so pesarattu means moong dal dosa. 
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: moong dal dosa, pesarattu
Servings: 10
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup moong beans green gram
  • 2 teaspoons raw rice
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 inch ginger peeled
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt
  • Oil for making dosa


  • Soak green gram and rice together for 4-6 hours. Drain and take in a mixer jar.
  • Add green chilies, ginger and cumin seeds. Add salt and grind to a smooth batter. The batter should be thinner than usal dosa better.
  • Heat a tava and pour a ladle full of batter. Spread well into a thin circle.Add oil in the edges and little bit in the center. Add finely chopped onions. Press well.
  • Flip and cook till done and edges turn crispy. Serve pesarattu hot with any side dish.


  • To make super crispy dosa do not soak the beans for more than 6 hours. If you soak for long time they become soft and do not yield crispy dosas.
  • If whole green moong is unavailable use regular split moong dal, the color will be different.
  • Adding finely chopped onions lend a nice flavor and taste. Instead of adding to the cooked dosa, you can also add them to the batter.
  • If you add onions to the batter, it may be difficult to spread the dosas very thin though.
  • The recipe can doubled or halved.


Serving: 12dosa | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg