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Pesarattu/Moong Dal Dosa/Green Gram Crepe

Pesarattu_Moong_Dal_Dosa_Green_Gram_Crepe_1 Pesarattu, traditional Andhra Pradesh dish is prepared mainly with green gram. Sometimes little rice is added for crispness. Green gram is soaked, ground with spices and without fermenting it is prepared like dosa.

We love pesarattu for breakfast as this is easy to prepare. I used sprouted green gram with some coriander and curry leaves to make it more healthy and colorful. Pesarattu can be served with any chutney but sweet-sour ginger chutney suits well.


  • Green gram – 4 cup (I used sprouted green gram) Pesarattu_Moong_Dal_Dosa_Green_Gram_Crepe_2
  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Green chilli – 10 no
  • Cumin seeds – 1 table spoon
  • Coriander curry leaves – few
  • Ginger – little
  • Asafetida – generous pinch
  • Onion – 2 (optional)
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – for making dosa


  • Soak rice and green gram for 5 to 6 hours; grind with all spices except onion to a fine paste as that of dosa batter consistency.

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  • Peel and chop onion to garnish pesarattu; heat a skillet and grease it; pour one ladle of batter and spread it as thin as possible; sprinkle some chopped onion (optional) and oil; cover it and cook.

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  • No need to turn and cook the other side; remove, roll and serve with chutney.

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  • If you don’t want to roll it, fold and serve (here sweet-sour ginger chutney and coconut chutney are shown).


{ 8 comments… add one }

  • Priya May 20, 2010, 3:06 pm

    Nutritious and protein packed dosa looks beautiful..

  • Sushma Mallya May 20, 2010, 3:42 pm

    nice one, looks good and healthy

  • Suman May 20, 2010, 4:25 pm

    hm…one of my friend who is from andhra once told me that they make crepe like this…had tried and it was awesome…urs reminded me of that…thanks for sharing your recipe….its healthy and delicious!

  • Swathi May 20, 2010, 7:17 pm

    Pesarattu looks really yummy. I will make some time. Not always. Yours looks really good.

  • Manju Rajender May 20, 2010, 8:06 pm

    Perfect pesaratu. This is hw my friend prepared it with onions. Yours look very gud :)

  • Malar Gandhi May 21, 2010, 1:35 am

    Perfect pictures…love pesarattu a lot, very fulfilling one’.

  • niloufer riyaz May 21, 2010, 7:07 pm

    arumayana recipe. Very very tasty

  • divya July 28, 2011, 3:54 pm

    it is nice.

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