Moong Dal Dosas (Pancakes)

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Recipe by Aster

This is really healthy take on the usual dosa. One of my all-time favorite recipes, this is my version of the Andhra dosa called "pesarattu" One may grind the batter to a finer consistency for lighter dosas which are equally delicious! Note: Cooking time does not include soaking time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and soak the moong dal and rice in plenty of water. (room temperature) for 2 hours.
  2. Drain the dal and rice and grind them along with the green chillies, ginger and curry leaves (if using). Add a little water for easy blending. I usually add upto half a cup of the soaking liquid because I prefer thinner dosas.
  3. Add salt and asafoetida powder to the batter and mix well.
  4. ***The batter may be stored in this form in the refrigerator for upto a week.
  5. Before making dosas, garnish the batter with lots of chopped cilantro leaves.
  6. Some coconut and chopped onions may be added too. (I usually omit both).
  7. Make dosas or pancakes using very little oil on a non-stick pan.
  8. Enjoy as is or with some green chutney or pickle!
  9. I sometimes spread some chutney on the dosas, roll them up and chop them, stick a tooth-pick into each piece and serve as fun appetizers!

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