Sep 23, 2013

Pesarattu / Andhra Pesarattu Dosa / Green Moong Dal Crepes(Dosa)

One of the most popular andhra dish is this one. We make this dosa often, since it is so healthy. Amma makes it often, but she do it in a different way. She add chopped up onions, chilli, coriander leaves, curry leaves into the batter and make the dosa. She also add less rice for green gram, so the resulting pancake is much softer and thicker.

I adopted this recipe from vahchef. I like my dosa crispier, so i added little extra rice. If you need your dosa softer add less rice. I served it with keralan coconut chutney which will be posted very soon.

Preparation Time : 6 to 8 hours
Cooking Time : 1 to 2 mins per dosa
Serves : 2 to 3
Recipe Source :


Green Moong Dal / Pacha Payaru - 1 cup
Rice - 1/2 cup ( See Notes )
Green Chillies - 2
Ginger - 2 inch piece
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as needed 
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro - 3 tblspn finely chopped
Oil for Cooking Dosa


Wash rice and dal well. Soak them for 6 to 8 hours. Drain them and add it to a blender.

Add in green chilli, ginger, cumin seeds in it and grind them to a smooth paste.

Add in salt and mix well. Adjust water and make into a pouring batter consistency.

Heat a tawa. Take a ladleful of batter and make into a thin dosa. Drizzle oil around the edges and center, smooth the top with a spatula.

Sprinkle some chopped onion and coriander leaves. Cook it for a min or so till the dosa is cooked.

Fold and serve with coconut chutney.


For Crispier Dosa, Use 1/2 cup of Rice for 1 cup of Green Gram.
For Softer Dosa, Use less than 1/4 cup of Rice for 1 cup of Green Gram.

Take rice and dal

take both of them in a bowl

cover with water

let it soak

now it is doubled in size

take them in a blender

add in green chilli

add in ginger

add cumin seeds

now blend them

grind them to slightly coarse paste

add salt
mix well
finely chop onions and coriander leaves

heat a tawa

take a ladleful of batter

make dosa out of it

make it slightly thin dosa

sprinkle with onions and coriander leaves

drizzle with oil

let it cook

once done, fold and serve



  1. healthy nd spicy!! wud luv to have ths linked fr my event Arti
    Ongoing Event-Back 2 School

  2. Looks good. Will try this soon.

  3. Thank you so much for this dosa recipe. I have tried it today for dinner. Wow! superb and taste is really good and it's very easy to make.

    Mages (Malaysia)

  4. I have tried this recipe with normal moong dal and Safe Foods Moong Dal and found it to be more tasty. Is that because of the organic thing??

  5. Mmmmmmmm it is really mouthwatering . Thanks a ton everybody in my house r crazy for dosas.
    Aarthi do we need to fermet it
    Thanx n regards

  6. Very tasty it would be! Aarthi can I add rice flour instead of whole rice. Will taste differ?

  7. Aarthi we should soak it over nyt ( rice & moongdal)

  8. Can you use this batter for Idli?


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