Moong Sprouts Pesarattu

This soft pancake is made of moong dal, making it protein rich AND delicious!

This version of dosa is a wholesome breakfast item that’s also really easy to prepare. Perfect to start your day with.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup sprouted moong (whole green gram)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
  • 2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
  • 1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 1/2 tsp oil for greasing and cooking


  • Blend the moong sprouts in a mixer to get a coarse mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add the onions, besan, green chillies, ginger, salt and besan and 1 cup of water and mix well to make a batter of dropping consistency.
  • Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly with ¼ tsp of oil.

  • Pour a ladleful of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread it evenly to make a thick circle of 150 mm. (6″) diameter.
  • Cook, using ¼ tsp of oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  • Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make 4 more pesarattus.
  • Serve immediately.

This recipe comes from Tarla Dalal at