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Andhra Pesarattu | Green Moong Dal Dosa

Pesarattu is a popular Andhra breakfast item. This dosa is made with whole green gram and a fistful of rice which adds in some crispiness to the dosa. A variety of pesarattu served with rava upma is known as MLA pesarattu. Pesarattu is usually served with allam pachadi, the Andhra ginger pickle.

This healthy dosa is full of protein and makes a nutritious and filling breakfast. This dosa requires no fermentation unlike normal dosa batter, so make dosa instantly with these batter. If you are not using this batter immediately, then store it in the refrigerator. Ginger pickle is the best accompaniment for this dosa but coconut chutney or peanut chutney also goes well with pesarattu.


{ Whole green gram and rice crepes with ginger, green chilies and onions }
Makes 8-10 dosa


1 cup whole green gram / green moong dal
¼ cup raw rice
2-3 green chillies
1 inch ginger
3-4 sprigs of coriander
¼ tsp asafoetida / hing
1 medium onion, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Oil to drizzle


1. Wash the moong dal and rice together and soak overnight.

2. Drain the water and grind along with green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, asafoetida and salt adding little water to a slightly coarse batter.

3. Mix in the chopped onions, coriander leaves and adjust the salt. Add water if the batter is too thick. The batter should be little thicker than dosa batter.

4. Heat a dosa tawa and take a laddle full of batter. Spread into a dosa and drizzle some oil. Cook till both sides are cooked and browned.

Notes and Tips
  • You can mix in some rice flour into the batter, instead of the raw rice.
  • Adding 1 or 2 cloves of garlic enhances the taste of the dosa.
  • If you prefer a thinner and crsipier dosa, spread the batter thinly. 


  1. very healthy recipe... nice clicks dear :)

  2. healthy dosa..and yeah ! crispy clear clicks !

  3. beautiful clicks and super healthy moong dal dosa...

  4. One of my favorites.. Lovely pesarattu..

  5. This is a favorite of mine,I just love the color

  6. me and my huby's favorite dish.

  7. we too started loving this recipe now,looks yumm &delicious :)

  8. lovely dosa ...Looks yummy

  9. My fav dosa of all.. I usually just mix Moong daal batter separately in the store bought Dosa batter to get this done quickly .. nice pictures ! :)

  10. A fab way to include proteins in our daily diet, no? I love MLA pesarattu with some nice spicy chutney or curd. The platter looks yummy

  11. Healthy and filling dosa

  12. Healthy dosa with green moong...looks so yum.

  13. Protein packed dosa, my fav..Love to start my day with this fantastic dish.

  14. Healthy nWow.its just delicious

  15. Healthy and flavorful dosa and nice clicks as always!

  16. I love the great outcome and deliciousness.

  17. Healthy and filling dosa. Very nice clicks.


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