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Pesarattu recipe | pesarattu dosa recipe

by Jeyashri suresh

Pesarattu recipe, dosa made using whole green gram dal, a popular Andhra style recipe. Pesarattu is generally served for breakfast or dinner. Though I have heard this but never tasted this and attempted to make this at home. My in-laws side used to make a pessarattu with yellow moong dal and rice, which somehow doesn’t fascinate me, and it will be slightly dry too. This recipe with green moong dal I learned from my friend who regularly makes pesarattu at her place. When I made this last week, we all liked it especially the kids. Here is the recipe for easy and healthy pesarattu. Traditionally they serve Pesarattu with Rava upma inside and they call this MLA pesarattu. Check out my Thina pesarattu recipe

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Pesarattu recipe


Recipe Cuisine: Indian|  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 mins + 4 hrs soaking   |  Cook time: 25 mins |  Makes: 8 | Author: Jeyashri
Pesarattu recipe,dosa made using whole green gram dal,a popular Andhra style recipe.

    Green moong dal   1 cup
    Rice    1 tblsp (optional)
    Ginger  a small piece
    Asafoetida  a pinch
    Salt    as needed 
    Oil   as needed (for making the pesarattu)
    Green chili  3
    Onion   1-2



Method with step wise pictures:

  • Wash and soak the green moong dal along with rice for 4-5 hours or overnight too.
  • After 4-5 hours drain the water grind in a mixer along with green chilli and ginger,into a fine paste.
  • Add little water to adjust the consistency. The batter can be in the consistency of dosa batter.
  • Add salt and asafoetida. Mix well.
  • No need to ferment the batter. It is now ready to make pesarattu.
  • Chop the onions finely.
  • Heat a griddle |tawa and when it hot pour a ladle full of pesarattu batter to the tawa and make a thin circle like a dosa.
  • Sprinkle some chopped onions on the top and pat gently with a spatula.
  • When cooked on the top, flip it over and smear with little oil.
  • Enjoy hot with any chutney or even you can have it as it is too.
  • We had this delicious pesarattu with tomato ginger chutney. 


  1. You can add grated carrots while adding onions.
  2. You can add finely chopped onions in the pesarattu batter itself.
  3. Sprouted green gram also works well for pesarattu recipe.

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divya December 27, 2012 - 3:28 am

wow this looks so good, super inviting

Sayantani December 27, 2012 - 3:45 am

this is something I can eat any time of the day. looks delish.

Vimitha Anand December 27, 2012 - 3:46 am

Healthy recipe J!!! Nice detailed explanation

Nivedhanams Sowmya December 27, 2012 - 3:50 am

so delicious and so nutrituous!!! love your pictures!!
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Reshmi Mahesh December 27, 2012 - 4:22 am

Healthy and yummy recipe..Love this..

Sangeetha Nambi December 27, 2012 - 4:29 am

Real healthy dosa... Love this ever...

RENU December 27, 2012 - 4:55 am

so healthy n yummy

Kalpana Sareesh December 27, 2012 - 5:06 am

very tasty pesarattu..

WeR SAHM December 27, 2012 - 6:28 am

I often make this pesarattu becoz healthy and lov to have with ginger pachadi and sooji upma, typically Andhra style .... nice clicks and delicious post...

Veena Theagarajan December 27, 2012 - 9:32 am

this is my favourite dosa

Arthy Suman December 27, 2012 - 10:36 am

I have made this once...healthy dosa...

Shama Nagarajan December 27, 2012 - 11:12 am

Super inviting ...Join me in Fast Food Event - Poha here :https://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.in/2012/12/fast-food-poha-aval-flattened-rice.html

PT December 27, 2012 - 3:46 pm

very healthy dosa..

Sangeetha Priya December 27, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Very healthy pesarattu with lovely presentation!!!

Jehanne December 28, 2012 - 2:37 am

Nice variety of dosa, love the beautiful green hue.

Priya December 28, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Protein packed pesarattu, just love it.

Hema December 28, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Love this with ginger chutney..

Sharmilee! :) January 3, 2013 - 9:47 am

Helthy and filling for breakfast...!

anitha dhilip June 1, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Seems to be yummy and healthy let me give a try

Harini M June 15, 2013 - 5:27 am

Wow this is my favorite 🙂

Jayashree Krishnamurthy July 23, 2013 - 8:29 pm

Hi, just a small update, along with this we add crushed cumin & pepper powder adn that gives a very good taste to it and so we dont even need any chutney or so for the side.

though its optional, i thought of sharing.


jeyashri suresh July 4, 2017 - 3:50 am

Thank you so much

Kirthika M June 15, 2017 - 4:11 am

Hi for pesarattu dosa receipe what variety of rice? Can we use raw rice?

jeyashri suresh July 4, 2017 - 3:49 am

You can use any variety of rice

krishnamurthy balasubramanian May 31, 2018 - 5:51 am

We tried sprouted green gram without adding rice.
We found that Dosa was not coming properly.We added rawa and tried.
Pesarattu Dosa came.Both the outer sides were cooked but not the inside.We seek your guidance.

Jeyashris Kitchen May 31, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Sprouts will be too soft and you have to add rice. If you make it thin it will get cooked inside too.


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