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Pesarattu – Healthy Mung Bean Crepe

Pesarattu is a type of dosa or crepe from the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It has moong dal (muzhu pasipayaru), green chilies, ginger and salt. It is a protein packed and fiber packed dish and is suitable for the 28 Day Weight Loss and Detox Program. You can serve these crepes or dosa with chutney or Idli podi (spicy lentil powder).


  • Whole green moong dal or green gram – 2 cups
  • Grated ginger – 2 tbsp
  • Green chilies – 3 to 4 (adjust to spice level)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil or cooking spray
Method of Preparation:
  1. Wash and soak whole moong dal in water overnight.
  2. Next day, drain the excess water and reserve the drained water.
  3. Grind it along with ginger, green chilies and salt to a fine batter (like the consistency of dosa batter). You can grind it in your Indian mixer grinder or food processor.
  4. But remember this batter will not be creamy and sticky. It will be fluffy and light.
  5. You can immediately use the batter as soon as it is ground.
  6. In a non stick or iron griddle, pour a laddle full of batter and spread it into a round shape dosa or crepe. Spray or add a little oil.
  7. When it becomes golden brown, turn and cook the other side for 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Pesarattu is ready.
Pesarattu is also served with upma filled inside the dosa and served with chutney and sambar.


  1. wow delicious and tempting dosas … i too make the same way !!!!!
    glad to follow u ……

  2. Lovely crisp dosas.. done perfectly…
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  3. Supergood healthy Mungdal Crepe.Superdelicious clicks too.Luv it.

  4. Lovely dosa… I like the idea of not adding rice to the batter..:) Indeed an wonderfully healthy dosa..:) Yummy

  5. our fav morning breakfast- nice platter

  6. This one lookssss sooo yummy… I must try …

  7. Just had it this weekend and still craving for it seeing urs..looks that tempting

  8. Nutritious pesarattu,love it..

  9. Love pesarattu !!!

  10. Dosa looks so crispy and yummy .

  11. Tried Pesarattu for the first time and my family loved it. Thanks for this wonderful recipe 🙂

  12. I made it,though mine were far from being as thin as yours.It was eaten nonetheless.I can not get the spreading in thin layer technique down without ripping it off.

  13. good item . Nutrition values are well given

  14. Thank u all.