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Moong Dal Dosa (Pesarattu) with Tomato Chutney

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Looking for healthy breakfast ideas for your kids? Try this recipe of moong dal dosa or pesarattu dosa with tomato chutney.
Author Mukta Tikekar


  • 1 cup green moong dal split green gram
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/5 th tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 th tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 2 tsp sooji semolina (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash the green moong dal properly by changing the water 3-4 times and then soak it in water for 4-5 hours.
  • Blend the soaked moong dal, chopped onions, and grated ginger in a mixer to make a smooth paste.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add red chili powder, salt, rice flour, and sooji. (Adding sooji is optional. But I like sooji in my dosas as it makes the dosas slightly crispy.)
  • You may need to add some water to make a smooth batter for dosa. Use the same water in which you had soaked the moong daal and mix the mixture properly.
  • Heat a non-stick tava and add oil.
  • Spread the oil over the pan using a spatula and then pour the required amount of dosa batter in the center of the pan.
  • Spread the dosa batter evenly to form a thin dosa.
  • You can serve the dosas with a tomato chutney. You can use the recipe listed at this site.