22 March

Moong dal Pesarrattu


This month we will be sharing with you the recipe for Moong dal dosa or Pesarattu. The cereal and pulse combination makes this recipe a good source of quality protein. Read about proteins during pregnancy here

Recipe - Moong dal dosa or Pesarrattu

These thin, crisp dosas made of moong dal and rice make a terrific breakfast, especially during your first trimester. These are also called as Pesarattu in Telugu.

You can add parboiled rice to the recipe to make it more nutritious and to increase the fiber content.

1 cup green moong dal (split green gram)

1 cup par-boiled rice

salt to taste

6 tsp oil for cooking


  1. Wash and soak the moong dal and rice in enough water in a bowl for at least 3 hours. Drain.
  2. Combine the moong dal and rice in a mixer and blend till smooth using approx. 1¼ cups of water.
  3. You can add half an inch of ginger and if you choose, you can add green chilies cut to small pieces.( Depends on your spice level)
  4. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, cover it with a lid and allow it to ferment in a warm place for at least 8 to 10 hours.
  5. Add the salt and approx. ¼ cup of water and mix well.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and sprinkle a little water on the tava (griddle) and wipe it off gently using a muslin cloth.
  7. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a circular dosa.
  8. You can add finely chopped onion and curry leaves to give that extra flavor.
  9. Smear a little oil over it and along the edges and cook on a medium flame till the dosa turns golden brown in color and crisp.
  10. Fold over to make a semi-circle or roll.
  11. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 14 more dosas. 

Enjoy your Pesarattu with Coconut Chutney. You can also have it with upma. It is a favorite combination in Andhra. 

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Last modified on Thursday, 02 August 2018 17:23
Dr Padma

Dr Padma is a Family care physician and is the Founder and CEO of MedHealthTV.


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