Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Moong Dal Dosa

Moong dal (pasi parupu) is very nutritious, needs less soaking and is easy to digest. I have used the yellow split moong dal for preparing this dosa. Moong dal dosa can be prepared in a jiffy. It is filling, saves a lot of cooking time without compromising on taste or nutrition. It comes very handy when you are tired or run out of dosa batter. All you have to do is to soak the dal. Grinding takes just a few minutes. Today we will learn how to make moong dal dosa following this easy recipe.

moong dal dosaMoong dal dosa with coriander chutney

Moong Dal Dosa-Pasi Paruppu Dosai

Moong Dal Dosa-Pasi Paruppu Dosai

 Prep Time : 10 mins(excluding soaking time)
 Cook Time : Less than 5 mins per dosa
 Yields: 5-6 dosa
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Dinner
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Split Moong dal/pasi paruppu -1 cup
   Ginger -1/2 inch piece
   Green chillies -2
   Jeera/cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Asafoetida/hing - a pinch
   Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped
   Onion -1 finely chopped (optional)
   Salt to taste
   Oil for making dosa


Clean and soak moong dal for 3 - 4 hours.

Grind it to a smooth paste with ginger, green chillies and salt. The consistency of the batter should neither be thick nor thin.

Add cumin seeds, asafoetida and finely chopped coriander leaves. You can add onions if needed.


Heat a nonstick tawa/cast-iron tawa, pour a ladle of the batter in the center of the tawa and spread it in a circular motion from the center to the outer corners of the tawa.

Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa.

After it is cooked, flip it over to the other side and drizzle another 1/2 tsp of oil around the dosa. When the other side is cooked, remove the dosa from tawa and serve hot.

Serve with any chutney or sambar of your choice.

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  1. The pic looks so attractive..thanks for participating

  2. Nice click, recipe is good ,seems delicous and healthy too...will surely give it a try...

  3. what a easy yummt recipe :) thnx for sharing.

  4. I am so happy to discover your blog and your chutney recipes, and the soft rotis, and I've only just scratched the surface I see. Thank you very much.

  5. Thanks Padhu for dropping by. The moong dal dosa looks perfect and delicious. Hope to see you again.

  6. I like this Mong Dal dosa (and its healthy too)

  7. very nice!!!

  8. Have you used the yellow one or the green one with skin.

  9. Dear Archana

    I have used split yellow moong dal

  10. I have tried making dosa before with this recipe. I poured the batter on the pan with a ladle and then tried to spread but it the batter would start slipping on the pan. I did manage to spread it a little but it turned out to be very thick. What could be the problem? I have a non-stick pan and was cooking without oil. Should i make the batter thin?

  11. Probably the tawa was too hot or your batter too thick. That is the reason you are not able to spread the batter. Even if you use a non stick pan, you can use a little oil otherwise the dosa will be dry.

  12. realy super recipe. I tried it today and it came out very wel.

  13. Nice recipe. I want to try out. How many dosas can i make with one cup (200g) of moong.

  14. i tried and got it
    hmm really yummy my husbad loved it
    thank u padhu for ur wonderful blog
    with ur cooking tips i love cooking nw

  15. Hello Paddu,
    I tried this yesterday as got bored of normal dosa. It came out really well n as you mentioned got 6 exact yummy dosa's.
    Thank you for this wonderful n colourful blog. I keep trying out your receivers and very satisfied with all of them till now


  16. Hi great recipe!

    Is it possible for u to tell me how many servings this recipe makes?

    Would love to try it out

    Thank you


  17. can i use an ordinary tawa instead of non stick tawa ?

  18. I tried this yesterday and was a super hit at home. Thanks padhu

  19. Thank You a zillion times for this recipe.My complete family loved it and I will be making this once a week.It tasted yum with tomato chutney.

  20. Hi Padhu,
    Great recipe. Thanks.
    No need to add little rice for binding?

  21. I tried it out and it came out very well. Thanks !!

  22. Hi padhu madam, I tried this dosa and came out very well. Thank you so much.

  23. Padhu, can we add whole green moong dal instead of the split one?

    1. Of course, you can. That is another variety of dosa called Pesarattu. Check my Pesarattu recipe.

  24. Thank a lot padhu for this moong dal dosa recipe. Prepared it for bfast today. An awesome nd healthy recipe for kids

  25. thanks for your receipe. mam can we grind at nite and prepare in the morning for breakfast since im a working woman

    1. You can grind it at night, refrigerate it and use it in the morning.


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