Pesarattu Recipe | Moong Dal Dosa Recipe | Andhra Pesarattu Dosa Recipe

Pesarattu Dosa Recipe with step by step photos – Pesarattu Dosa or Moong Dal Dosa is a popular breakfast recipe of Andhra Pradesh. I make Pesarattu at times as these dosas are easy to make. Just soak the lentils and then grind them. No need of fermenting the batter. You can use the batter straightway after grinding.

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Pesarattu are a healthy & nutritious Dosa variety. Vegan as well as Gluten free.

These dosas can be made with whole moong beans or spilt moong lentils which are also known as green gram in English. I usually make the Pesarattu dosa with both the versions of moong dal.

The dosa made with yellow moong lentils are more like moong chillas. Whereas the ones made with whole moong beans taste a bit different. But both are delicious. Pesarattu Dosa is served with Upma. The dosa can be served with coconut chutney. They also taste good with a simple coriander chutney.

There are many varieties of dosa made in india like:

Pesarattu Recipe

4.78 from 31 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:7 hrs
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:7 hrs 30 mins
Cuisine:andhra,south indian
Servings (change the number to scale):4
Pesarattu dosa recipe - crisp and delicious dosa made from whole mung beans. healthy & nutritious too. vegan as well as gluten free.

INGREDIENTS FOR Pesarattu Recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

For the Pesarattu batter

  • 2 cups green moong beans
  • 1 green chilly, chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing), optional
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves optional
  • salt as required
  • 3 to 4 tbsp rice flour

Toppings and other ingredients for Pesarattu

  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped, optional
  • few chopped coriander leaves
  • oil or ghee for frying the dosa, as required

Serving suggestions for Pesarattu

  • upma, as required
  • coconut chutney, as required
  • coriander chutney, as required

HOW TO MAKE Pesarattu Recipe

Making Pesarattu Batter:

  • Firstly, pick and rinse the moong beans.
  • Then soak the moong beans overnight in enough water. 
  • Drain and add the moong beans along with ginger, green chilies, asafoetida, coriander leaves and salt in a grinder jar. 
  • Add some water and grind into a smooth batter. 
  • Remove the batter in a bowl or pan.
  • Stir in the rice flour and mix well. The consistency should be similar to a dosa batter. 

Making Pesarattu Recipe

  • On a griddle or flat pan, spread a little oil/ghee.
  • With a ladle, pour the dosa batter on the griddle and use the same spoon for spreading the moong dal dosa batter into a round shape.
  • Pour some oil on the sides and in the center of the dosa.
  • Sprinkle the finely chopped onion, green chilies and coriander leaves.
  • Press these with the spatula so that they get stuck to the batter which is getting cooked.
  • Flip and cook both sides a couple of times till crisp and browned.
  • Serve the Moong Dal Dosa or Pesarattu hot with Upma and Coconut Chutney.


Few tips for making Pesarattu:
  • This Pesarattu dosa can also be made with spilt green gram or sprouted moong.
  • If using yellow moong, then you can soak the lentils for 2 to 3 hours. 
  • Instead of adding rice flour, you can also grind both soaked rice and green moong beans together.
  • The moong dal dosa can be had plain too. 
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How to make Pesarattu Dosa or Moong Dal Dosa

1: Firstly, soak the moong dal overnight in water. The soaked and drained moong beans on the next day.

2: Grind it into a smooth paste in the morning with the green chilly, ginger, coriander leaves, salt with some water. Add the rice flour and stir well.

3: On a griddle, smear a little oil/ghee. With a big spoon, pour the dosa batter on the griddle and use the same spoon for spreading the moong dal dosa batter into a round shape. Sprinkle some of the finely chopped onions, green chilies and coriander leaves.

4: Drizzle oil at the sides and in the center.

5: Flip the dosa a couple of times till both sides are well cooked and browned.

6: Make all moong dal dosas this way. Serve Moong Dal Dosa hot or warm with upma accompanied with coconut chutney. Or just plain with some coconut chutney or coriander chutney.

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  1. Will be trying this out tomorrow for breakfast. Just soaked the moong. You are my go to website for all things veg.

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  3. I tried this recipe and came out well. But I faced problem in spreading the batter as the batter was very fluffy and airy. Please suggest some tips to spread it

    • usually, pesarattu batter is not fluffy and airy. did you ferment the batter? for a fluffy and airy batter, just mix it with a spoon a couple of times and some of the air pockets in the batter will break. other than that you can add some water in the batter.this will help the batter to spread easily on the tawa. hope this helps.

  4. Made this recipe last night and even though I need way more practice making the batter thin, the crepes were still really delicious!5 stars

  5. What should be the proportion of rice and dal for making dosa ? Can this dosa be made with leftover moong dal? If yes, how ?

    • for 2 cups of moong dal, you can use 1/4th cup of rice. by leftover moong dal if you mean cooked moong dal, then this pesarattu dosa cannot be made.

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  8. Hi,

    Could you please tell me if rice flour can be substituted with some other flour? Thank you so much for your recipes. They always turn out great!

    • thanks. yes you can use besan or any flour like ragi or jowar flour. but these flours will contribute their taste in the pesarattu. you can even skip rice flour altogether. or soak 2 to 3 tablespoons of raw rice with moong and then grind together.

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  12. Hi,
    I forgot to soak Moong daal overnight. Is it ok if I will soak it for 3 hrs. before making this dosa?4 stars

  13. Made this recipe today and it turned out super delicious. Had it with upma and Allam Pachadi. Wonderful combination.5 stars

  14. Hello Dassana,
    I made dabeli yesterday and a lot of potato stuffing is still left. can i use that stuffing in this dosa? i read somewhere that dabeli stuffing goes well with moong dosa.5 stars

    • sonal, thanks for letting me know. this is an technical error which has happened when we changed the recipe card. its not 1/4th tbsp. its 3 to 4 tablespoons. i will update the post.

  15. Yummy and healthy recipe! I made it without rice flour but turned out really good. Husband loved it! Thanks a lot! I love all your recipes and you explain them really well!5 stars

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  17. Hi…. can you suggest which dosa tawa should i buy…..i will be making a dosa for the first time.5 stars