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Crisp moong dal dosa with coconut chutney and sambar

Moong dal dosa | How to make moong dal dosa

Instant and crispy moong dal dosa recipe with skinned yellow lentils or moong dal. This dosa is protein-packed, gluten-free and low GI breakfast. With this recipe you can make crispy dosa without rice or fermentation. It is healthy and easy to make breakfast.
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Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dosa, healthy breakfast, instant dosa, moong dal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Soaking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 dosa
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 2 cups moong dal
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chilli
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon ghee for cooking
  • 2 tablespoons green chutney
  • 1 tablespoon chutney podi



  • Wash and rinse the moong dal and soak it for 30 minutes to one hour in warm water.
  • Drain our water after that.
  • Add soaked moong dal in a blender with ginger, green chilli and salt along with ½ cup water. Blend to a paste.

How To Make Moong Dal dosa

  • Take a non-stick griddle or pan. Heat and sprinkle some water to cool it down. This makes dosa crispy and it cooks perfect golden brown.
  • Cooling down the tawa helps in spreading dosa batter evenly. Keep the heat to low while doing this.
  • Pour a ladle full batter and start spreading it from the centre towards edges in a round using circular motion.
  • Add some ghee on the sides and on top. Increase the heat to the medium.
  • If you are making chutney dosa spread chutney or podi if you are using podi.
  • Loosen the edges of dosa using a spatula.
  • Fold and serve them hot with coconut chutney or sambar or both.



Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Soak dal in warm water for 30 minutes if you like them fast and super crisp.
  • You can use split green moong if you wish but the result will not be as crisp.
  • Green moong dal crepe recipe also known as Andhra pesarattu is here.
  • Ghee in dosa tastes best but if you want to make it vegan.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg