Whole Moong Dosa (Healthy Heart Snack)

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Mar. 10, 2015

This recipe combines the best of south Indian snacks like pesarattu and dosa with the goodness of whole moong, resulting in a wholesome and filling snack option. The use of whole moong offers culinary and nutritious benefits. While its rich fiber content helps lower cholesterol levels, it also gives the dosa a mild and enjoyable crunch. The stuffing of onions, coriander and green chillies also adds to the appeal of the Whole Moong Dosa, both in terms of flavor and texture.


Whole moong 1 Cup (16 tbs) (whole green gram)
Chawal 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (rice)
Urad dal 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (split black lentils)
Salt To Taste
Oil 2 1/4 Teaspoon (For greasing)
For stuffing
Finely chopped onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped coriander 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (dhania)
Finely chopped green chillies 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste


Getting Ready

In a deep bowl, combine moong, rice and urad dal. Soak in enough water for 4 hours.

Drain well and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using 1½ cups of water as required till the batter has the consistency of dosa batter.

Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment for 5 to 6 hours.

Add the salt and mix well. 


Divide the stuffing into 8 equal portions and keep aside. 

Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it using ¼ tsp of oil. Sprinkle a little water on it (it should sizzle immediately) and wipe off using a piece of cloth.

Pour a ladleful of batter on a hot non-stick tava (griddle) and spread in a circular motion to make a 150 mm. (6”) diameter dosa and spread ¼ tsp of oil around the edges.

Sprinkle a portion of the stuffing evenly over the dosa and press it lightly. Cook till it is brown in colour and fold it over. 

Repeat with the remaining batter and stuffing to make 7 more dosas. 


Serve immediately with sambhar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 7

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 155Calories from Fat 4

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 119 mg4.96%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet