Monday, January 19, 2009


Green moong dal is packed with protein in its raw form, an essential part of a vegetarian diet. A pesarattu is a delicious type of dosa made specifically from green moong dal, however, I adjusted the ingredients according to my taste. Pesarattus can be eaten at anytime of the day; as breakfast, brunch or even for dinner. This wonderful and tasty recipe is easy to prepare and very nutritious. Of note, one medium size dosa contains approximately 130-150 kilocalories.


Green Moong Dal (Whole) – 1 cup

Parboiled rice – 1-1/2 cup

Raw rice – 1/2 cup

Bengal gram – 2 tsp

Toor dal – 2 tsp

Red chilies – 8-10 (adjust according to your spiciness level)

Asafoetida – a pinch

Salt – As needed

Onion – 1 medium size

Finely chopped coriander and curry leaves – few

Oil – As required


· Wash and soak the dals and rice separately for three hours.

· Grind it to a smooth paste along with red chilies, salt, and asafoetida. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the finely chopped onions and coriander and curry leaves. Mix well to combine and set aside as needed. The batter should have a pouring consistency similar to that of dosa.

· Heat the dosa pan, pour the batter and spread it from the center. Pour a tsp of oil over the edges.

· When one side is cooked well, flip over to the other side. If necessary, add little oil over the edges, and remove when it is fully cooked.

· Serve hot with any side dish of your choice.

Am going to send this to the FIC-Yellow at hosted by sunshinemom of tongue ticklers.

As suggested by Adlak's and Anu, am also sending this to EC's Breakfast event and Srivalli's Legume Affair Event Thanks for reminding me Adlak's and Anu..


Jaishree said...

Pesarattu ie really healthy nutrious ans looks delicious.. awesome pic..

Adlak's tiny world said...

romba nallachu idha panni.. thanks for reminding me vidhya.. u can also send to srivalli's legume affair Event.

Keerthana said...

Moong dal dosa is my fav..i too make it the same way..this looks good:)

AnuSriram said...

Thats a healthy dosa... Looks perfect! Send this to EC's breakfast event!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh very different from how i make. looks yummy. green mung mention e pannalaye ingredients la ?

jeyashrisuresh said...

yes we toomake this .normally my mil use yellow moong dal.never tried with green bean.thanks for reminding me this.Perfect click

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks Jaishree, Keerthana, Anu and Jayashree Suresh. Your words mean so much to me..

Adlaks, Manni, Thanks for reminding me about the event, will surely send.

Mahi, I have mentioned in ingredients..Thanks for visiting..

Viki Xavier. said...

Pesarattu is my all time favo. Urs look gorgeous dear.
Please visit my cilantro rice and there is something waiting for u dear:)

sriharivatsan said...

Oh, thanks Viki for your regular visit to my blog..Thanks for passing the award to me...

Yasmeen said...

Pesarattu is my favorite kind of dosa:)

Nithya Praveen said...

A healthy recipe....perfect for breakfast!

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks Yasmeen and Nithya..

meeso said...

Yum, yum!!! I would love to have that for breakfast!

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the entry!