Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Moong Dal Dosa

moong dal dosaMoong dal dosa with coriander chutney

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 done in a few minutes, it is filling, saves a lot of cooking time without compromising on nutrition.

Ingredients needed

Split Moong dal -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)

Oil for making dosa

Salt to taste.


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 centre of the tawa and spread it out from the centre making round shapes.

Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa.

After it is cooked, flip it over to the other side. Wait for a few seconds till the other side is cooked, remove the dosa from tawa and serve hot.

This dosa should be served hot. Have it with coriander chutney, tomato chutney or any chutney of your choice or with sambar. You get 6 dosas for this measurement.

I am sending this recipe to WYF: Light Meal Event


  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 ?


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