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Andhra Pesaruttu Dosa | Green Moong Dal Dosa Recipe | Andhra Breakfast Recipe

Andhra Pesaruttu Dosa is a famous breakfast special from the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is healthy, filling and a quick to do dosa that does not require fermenting of dosa batter. I make this quite often and its always a big welcome recipe with my family. I love to spice it up with onions and green chilli and the perfect combo would be coconut chutney. Usually in tiffen centres in Andra I have heard they they serve it with rawa upma as a stuffing inside but I have personally never tried it. You can mix and match ingredients to suit your tastebuds.

Pesaruttu Dosa is green in colour and made using green moong dal/ pachapayaru, raw rice, onions and green chilli. Its very filling and soft in texture, usually a little thick compared to paper dosas or the usual dosa varieties. A loose batter will result in a crisp outer and a soft and spongy inside. Don't mind to drizzle with some oil while making this dosa for added taste.


Recipe Source ~ Own
Prep time ~ under 25 mins
Makes ~ close to 10-12 dosas
Serving suggestion ~ along with coconut chutney or peanut chutney


To Soak & grind

Green Moong Dal/ Pachai Payarru - 1/2 cup
Raw Rice/ Ponni Rice - 1 Cup

To Grind to paste

Green chilli - 7-8 nos
Small onions - 10-12 nos (you can replace with 1 big onion)
Garlic - 3 pods
Ginger - few pieces
Coriander/ mint leaves - 15 leaves
Salt - to taste

  • Wash several times and soak the green moong and rice together in warm water for atleast an hour. 
  • Drain and save the excess water, using a wet grinder/ mixer grind until a smooth batter forms by adding the saved water little by litter the consistency can be medium thick to that of dosa batter.
  • Collect batter in a vessel and grind the ingredients under to grind - green chilli, garlic, ginger, coriander/ mint leaves to a smooth paste with little water 
  • Mix the paste to the batter, salt and add more water to form a dosa batter consistency. Let it sit for at-least an hour for the flavours to mingle
  • Now to prepare dosa heat a non stick tawa and once it is hot. Take scoop of batter using a ladle and form a dosa in circular motions. Drizzle oil and flip side after 1-2 minutes and cook on the other side too.
  • This dosa takes a while to cook so don't be in a hurry, give it some time and make sure the tawa is in medium- low flame so that the dosa does not get burnt fast
Serve hot with your favourite chutney

Cooks Wisdom

- It is important for the dal and rice to soak for atleast an hour in warm water. Do not be in a hurry else it would result in a course batter than a smooth one
- If the dosa batter is thin you will get crisp outer and soft inner dosas
- I have spiced it according to my taste you can reduce the amount of chilli or ginger/garlic according to your preference.
- Also once you grind the batter let it sit in counter top for atleast an hour for the flavors to mingle, I have noticed that if I make dosas in a hurry they do not brown that well and also the dosas are hard to flip and stick to the skillet.
- You can save the remaining batter in the refrigerator to be used the next day
This dosa takes a while to cook so don't be in a hurry, give it some time and make sure the tawa is in medium- low flame so that the dosa does not get burnt fast


  1. Awesome one Priya :)I love this

  2. Very healthy, nutritious and yummy breakfast.

  3. Perfectly made da.. This is one of my favorite tiffin item.. Romba naal achu saaptu.. will try soon.. tempt pannita.. ;)

  4. looks sooooo yummy n delicious dosa...

  5. Super look and crispy pesarattu doll... love the plate design... enaku ipove sapdinum pola iruku...;)

  6. thats super yummy and delicious pessarattu dear :) you are tempting !!

  7. Yummy would be more tasty if we soak overnight..:)

  8. One lovely pesarattu, love this healthy and super delicious dosa...

  9. i heard about this recipe but never had a chance to try....goto so bookmarking

  10. Delicious n healthy dosa .. I would love to have them any time

  11. healthy and an easier dosa to make,when we run out of dosa batter's..Perfect and light tiffin ,its my fav too.. love your dosa's it has come out so crispy :)

  12. I luv dosa so much!! Mouth watering .. Nice recipe..

  13. Love this nutritious dosa and i do make it quite often, fav.


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