Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pesarattu / Moong dal dosa- an easy breakfast..

Pesarattu is a common breakfast item in Andhra households. This is very easy to prepare and very nutritious and healthy as the main ingredient we are using to make this dosa is yellow moong dal.

This can be made with green gram dal also but since my mom prepares this using yellow moong dal I love this that way. In most of the places, the traditional way of serving this pesarattu is with upma and it is called as pesarattu upma. In this, the moong dal and rice is grinded well and prepared into healthy and yummy dosas. This goes well with coconut chutney with ginger flavor. I like this a lot because this is very easy and simple to prepare without the need of fermenting.


  1. Moong dal / Cherupayar / Pesarapappu- 1 Cup
  2. Rice- ½ Cup
  3. Water- as required
  4. Salt- as needed
  5. For topping:
  6. Onion (chopped)-2nos
  7. Green chillies- 2 nos
  8. Cumin seeds- 1tsp
  9. Salt- as required
  1. Soak moong dal and rice in required amount of water overnight or for 5 - 6 hours and then grind it to a fine paste.
  2. Add salt and mix well. Meanwhile chop the onions, green chillies and add the cumin seeds and salt and keep this aside.
  3. Note: As soon as you grind the batter you can use it. No need of fermenting.
  4. Heat a tava and pour a ladle in the center and spread it in a circle from the center to the outside of the tawa.
  5. Drizzle little oil on top. Sprinkle the chopped and mixed filling on top of the dosa and press it lightly with the spoon.
  6. After it is done on one side flip it over and cook till done.
  7. Serve hot with red chilli pickle / Ginger pickle / coconut chutney.


  1. Healthy ! ..specially for kids & toddlers

  2. healthy and my favourite dosa

  3. Delicious and healthy moong dal dosa.

  4. Never get bored of this nutritious dosa.

  5. looks yummy!

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  6. That is delicious and so healthy!!! thanks for sharing this authentic and tasty dish!!


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