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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

P- Pesarattu - Green Moong Dal Dosa

Pesarattu is made out of Pesalu/green moong dal. There are some people who like to use yellow moong dal/Pesarapappu to make these dosas.

As a kid mom always made these dosas with yellow moong dal and I never liked them. Once I got married and came to US, my in laws came to visit us years ago and FIL is a diabetic. I thought of trying the green moong dal dosas and everyone loved them. 

I serve it along with Upma and Allam Pachhadi and absolutely love the combination.

Soaking Time: 6-8 hours
Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 2 minutes per dosa
Serves: 5-6


Pesalu/ Whole green moong dal : 1 1/2 cups
Green Chilies: 7 
Ginger : 2" piece chopped 

For topping:
Onion : 1 large chopped finely 
Jeera/Cumin : 2 tsp
Ginger : 2" piece chopped finely 


Wash and soak dal for 6-8 hours. 
Wash dal again, drain all the water. Add green chilies, Ginger and dal into a wet grinder or a blender and grind into a smooth batter. Don't add too much water.
The batter should be used immediately to make dosas.
Heat the dosa tawa, spread some oil and rub it off with a paper. Sprinkle some water, lower the heat and pour in a laddle of batter onto the tawa. Spread like dosa, add onions, Ginger and cumin, add some oil around the dosa and roast it till golden. 
Serve hot with Upma and or Ginger pickle.


  1. This is surely a most loved combo dishes..good one..

  2. This is surely one authentic Andhra combo dishes.

  3. Authentic Andhra recipe. I was expecting this for P from any one of you doing Andhra.. You did it.

  4. That is pesarattu and upma is an awesome combo.

  5. That is a nice combination of upma and pesarattu. Looks so inviting..

  6. Such a classic Andhra dish. Looks soo delicious.

  7. Nothing can beat this popular pesarattu, am a die hard fan of this dish.

  8. Classic Combo but I have never tried them together :)

  9. Only a few days ago did I know about this combination at a restaurant. I have been craving to try it since then. Yours looks amazing!

  10. Protein packed recipe and you have made it wonderfully! I made pesarattu for Andhra during one of the mega BM.

  11. this has been on my to do list for such a long time - love your version!