Green Gram/Whole Moong Bean Dosa

Green Gram Dosa or Pesarattu:

Green gram is one of the richest sources of protein and it can be used as raw in sathu maavu/baby porridge mix, sprouts can be included in salads, cooked and included in your gravies/kulambu/rice. I have the habit of making dosa with dried green peas ,half split moong dhal and all lentils. The green gram dosa is also called pesarattu and it originates in Andhra Pradesh. Your baby can have it with any chutney post 10 months.


Serves-8 dosas

  • Green gram-1 cup
  • Raw rice-1/8 cup
  • Hing-A generous pinch
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil-To cook
  • Green chilly-1
  • Ginger-A piece
  • Shallots-1/2 cup(chopped)



1.Wash green gram to a minimum of thrice and soak it along with raw rice for 8 hours.

2.Drain water completely and rinse in flowing water.

3.Add hing,salt,ginger,green chilly ,soaked dhal and rice in a mixer.


4.Make it into a slightly coarse paste.

5.You can add around 3/4 cup of water and make it into flowing consistency

6.Add chopped onion and mix well.

7.Set aside for 2 hours(optional)

green gram dosa

8.Heat a dosa pan and grease with oil.

9.Spread it with a ladle into a thin dosa.

10.Cook and steam cook one side by sprinkling oil.

11.Flip side and cook.

12.Serve it hot with jaggery/coconut garlic chutney.

13.Repeat the same for the remaining batter.



You can also add dhal to rice in the ratio of 2:1.

You can skip adding rice too.

You can make the same recipe with sprouted green gram too

I skipped adding curry leaves and coriander leaves.

Adjust chilly according to your taste,since this was made for my baby I added only 1 green chilly.

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