Friday, February 26, 2010

Pesaratu/Moongdal Dosa

"Pesaratu" is an Andhra delicacy. Somehow in my mind I had always had this idea that this recipe requires quite a lot of time. Me and my cooking ideas huh? But recently tasted this dosa at my friend A's place and came to know that it is the easiest Dosa ever !! 
She wanted royalty for the recipe and so this is dedicated to her specially :) 

  • 1 cup of green moong dal
  • 1/2 cup of raw rice or boiled rice or a mix of both(I used raw rice)
  • 2 or 3 green chillies
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • a small piece of onion
  • chopped curry leaves
  • Soak the dal & rice in water for 8 hours or in hot water for 4 hours
  • Grind the dal along with chillies and ginger to a fine paste adding required salt.
  • Add the curry leaves.
  • Pour into dosa pan and make the way you make dosa.

Serving suggestions
  • When I googled for the recipe came to know how to know that in Andhra people have upma inside it and call them "MLA pesartu". I didnt quite like the idea of having upma inside a dosa.May be you can give a shot.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney.
  • You can vary the combinations according to your taste bud.
  • Add raw rice for crispness and onion for softness.


  1. Just now posted the same recipe........

    Pesarattu looks really soft

  2. Nice & delicious dosa...havent tried pesaratu yet but surely would love to try it out..

  3. Moongdaal dosa seems so nutritious and healthy!!!! Looks yummm:)

  4. That dosa is inducing my hunger pangs! The chutney looks divine!

  5. This is so healthy! n equally delicious!! Thanks alot for your love on my blog! m gonna follow u too. dont want to miss out on ur wonderful recipes..

  6. All of a sudden lots of moongdal dosa.... I love them.... Yours look perfect too.. I tried once, but in vain.... I would surely it again, with your guidance..... Beautifully clicked too....


  7. wow very healthy dosai...vl be tasty also

  8. Pesarattu looks so delicious with the chutney...I too make this often...very healthy and filling :)

  9. Loved your space. You have easy and interesting recipes. Enjoyed pesarattu dosa. Following u too to enjoy ur recipes instantly :):)


  10. luks yummy ,soft and goes with any chutnys

  11. First time on your your recipe collection.

    Especially love this dosa and lol I actually made it today!!! My family loves this dosa variety...

    I will be back soon to check out other recipes from you.

  12. Healthy, nutritious and filling fav!

  13. wow pesarattu

    i luv it
    thanks for posting!!!

  14. Nutritious and healthy breakfast!

  15. Healthy, nutritious and delicious, what more can u ask for?

  16. Hi Daisy, Thanks for joining my blog as well for your lovely comment. You have a wonderful space here..I'm following you...Try to send entries to my event..Your pesarattu looks yummy..

  17. I make it frequently before ,but for a while now I forgot! Have to make it soon! I wish I have a sweet neighbor like urs!

  18. Moong dal dosa and chutney looks fab..following you.

  19. I love this recipe for its health factor. you did a great job with the recipe. looks perfectly crisp and fried.

  20. Never tried this dish the dosa looks nice and yum.

  21. Never tried this recipe before but it surely looks yummy!

  22. Dosa looks very comforting and nicely made... Nice pics... Yeah, MLA pesarattus are very famous we usually make pesarattu, upma n allam chutney as a combo thats a perfect combo!!!

    Thanks for dropping by shall come by regularly!!!

  23. Hi dear, thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments:)

    You got a cute and interesting space da, loved the way the recipes are explained. And kudos for the beautiful pictures.

    Glad to follow you!!!!


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