Pesarattu or Green Moong Dal Dosa | How to make Pesarattu or Green Moong Dal Dosa

By Trisha Rudra  |  10th May 2016  |  
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  • Pesarattu or Green Moong Dal Dosa, How to make Pesarattu or Green Moong Dal Dosa
Pesarattu or Green Moong Dal Dosaby Trisha Rudra
  • Prep Time

    4

    Hours
  • Cook Time

    10

    mins
  • Serves

    2

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About Pesarattu or Green Moong Dal Dosa Recipe

A staple of Andhra Pradesh, this Dosa is healthy, tasty and also perfect for vegan as it’s gluten free. You also don’t need to ferment it either, just soak the lentil overnight or 5-6 hours, and you’re set.

Pesarattu or Green Moong Dal Dosa

Ingredients to make Pesarattu or Green Moong Dal Dosa

  • Green moong dal 1 cup
  • Rice 1 tbsp (if using rice flour, add 1/2 tbsp)
  • ginger 1/2 inch, grated
  • Green chilies 2
  • asafoetida/Heeng 1 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • Oil or ghee for frying
  • Fried onions and chopped coriander to sprinkle on top (Optional)

How to make Pesarattu or Green Moong Dal Dosa

  1. Wash and soak rice and dal in a large bowl with enough water. Keep it soaked overnight or minimum 4 to 6 hours.
  2. Drain the water, and pour the dal and rice into a mixer along with the chilies.
  3. Make a smooth paste, trying not to use any water unless absolutely necessary.
  4. The batter should be smooth, and flowy like a dosa batter.
  5. Add the grated ginger, salt, hing and mix well.
  6. Heat a dosa pan, tawa or non-stick girdle, and grease it with a few drops of oil.
  7. Take a dollop of batter and spread it on the pan in circular motions until it has formed a thin layer.
  8. Give the dosa 3 to 4 minutes, and flip it over, giving the other side the same time.
  9. Fold in half, or top it with fried onion and chopped coriander and serve hot with condiment of choice.

My Tip:

This Dosa is usually made with whole moong dal (the green skinned ones), but you can make them with the split (yellow/dhuli moong) ones also. The taste does differ, though both are equally tasty.

Reviews for Pesarattu or Green Moong Dal Dosa (2)

kanchan sodah2 years ago

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Reema Thukral2 years ago

Amazing recipe!
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