Breakfast Recipes/ Dosa & Idli


Scratching your head what to make for breakfast ??Uff….its a big task.Well let me help and add 1 more item to your everyday breakfast recipe list -” Pesarattu “,a signature dish of Andra cuisine.Famous in northern parts of India as “Moong Cheela “. Call it a dosa / Cheela / Crepes / Pancakes…whats in a name.Just sit back and enjoy the wholesome ,proteinaceous ,delicious breakfast…


Pesarattu is basically thin,crispy dosas made from green gram.Its a great way to add proteins to our diet and very apt for those who want to reduce rice consumption in their diet.Another good news is that Pesarattu falls under instant dosa category as there’s no fermentation required.As long as you remember to soak dal at night ,this is a no sweat breakfast recipe.

I’ve heard typically pesarattu is served with upma and onion topping.For me somehow its not appealing, i can’t imagine how a upma wrapped in pesarattu might taste ? I love it just with onion topping.

Do try , i’m sure you will love this healthy and tasty pesarattu / Cheela,a good change from the normal dosa…


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Breakfast
Cuisine andhra


  • 1 CUP Green Gram /hara moong
  • 1/5 CUP Rice, ( will make it crispy )
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 3 Β  to 1 Green Chilli, for - grind + topping
  • small piece Ginger
  • a small bunch Coriander leaves
  • onion
  • Salt
  • Oil to cook


  • Wash and soak rice and green gram overnight in water .
  • Next morning, drain the water and grind it in a mixer / blender with jeera,green chilli,ginger and coriander leaves. Grind to medium smooth paste adding little water.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add water to get a consistency similar to dosa batter.Add salt and mix well.
  • Meanwhile, finely chop onion,green chilli and coriander leaves. Add a pinch of salt to it and mix well. Our topping for the dosa is ready.
  • Now its time to prepare to dosa.Heat a griddle and pour a laddle of batter. Spread it in circular motion to get thin dosa.
  • Sprinkle a tbsp of topping ,pat it gently with spatula so that they stick to the doPEsa.Drizzle oil at the sides and center and cook covered for 1-2 mins on medium low flame.Remove cover and check if dosa is well cooked and is crisp.Fold and serve crispy pesarattu accompanied with coconut chutney / coriander chutney /Chutney powder / Ginger chutney (allam pachadi..- will share soon ) / Sweet chutney .


Start your day with this wholesome filling dosas and enjoyyy..
  • Don't grind the batter too smooth. Let be little coarse , so thatΒ  the texture of the dosa will be good.
  • Rice is used to make the dosa little crispy. In case u forgot soaking rice, you can add little rice flour / cornflour too.In case if you want to omit rice completely, you can do so. But in that case,dosa will come out little soft.try and see which way you like..
  • To make it super healthy, you can use sprouted green gram too. I do that sometimes.If you don't like thin crepes like dosa, you can do that like thick pancakes too.
  • In the above recipe , to retain the authentic topping ive used onion. You can get creative and try some other toppings like sweet corn/carrot/paneer ( as we use in cheela) / mixed veg / spring onion / mushroom.. any thing that u would luv experimenting with..
  • You can keep the batter refrigerated for upto 2-3 days.
  • Fold and serve crispy pesarattu accompanied with coconut chutney / coriander chutney /Chutney powder / Ginger chutney (allam pachadi..- will share soon ) / Sweet chutney .

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Vibha Sp
    February 5, 2014 at 8:59 am

    i should try this once , i have never done

  • Reply
    chikkus Kitchen
    February 5, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Healthy and protein packed dosas..lovely colors too

  • Reply
    nandoos Kitchen
    February 5, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Protein packed dosa. Love it with coconut chutney. On-going event: South Indian cooking

  • Reply
    Subha Bose
    February 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Colorful and yummy .

  • Reply
    Mitha Hegde
    February 5, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Looks really yummy… Feeling hungry looking at the Perfect Pesarattu… πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Eliza Lincy
    February 5, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Wat a colourful healthy peserattu dosa. Looks so yummy.

  • Reply
    Dipti Joshi
    February 5, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Super healthy and nutritious recipe!On-going event: Cook With Coriander

  • Reply
    February 5, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Wow,looks awesome.u have made it so well.bookmarked!

  • Reply
    February 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Healthy & nutritious dosa…looks so thin, crispy & yummy…perfectly done Smitha! Your pics makes me hungry πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    February 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    What a coincidence! I had this just today in the morning, mine was the methi version. But I enjoy all the versions equally, this looks so yummy! Beautiful presentation, I feel like having some more now. πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Priya Anandakumar
    February 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Very healthy and super tempting pesarattu….

  • Reply
    Linsy Patel
    February 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    very healthy breakfast, our favorite too.

  • Reply
    Beulah Arun
    February 5, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Healthy dish! Looks so colorful! Will definitely draw the kids!

  • Reply
    Shwetha Suresh
    February 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I have nominated you to “Liebster award”.Please grab it from

  • Reply
    February 5, 2014 at 10:23 pm


  • Reply
    sangeetha pn
    February 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

    awesome breakfast! Lovely recipe!.. Wish to try some time

  • Reply
    Eli Z
    February 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Ou dosas:-) Been looking for a nice recipe – think I found it! Thanks for sharing;.)

  • Reply
    Nalini Somayaji
    February 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    very nice Pesarittu Smitha KallurayaHi,Have nominated you for Liebster award!! Pls grab it from here!!

  • Reply
    Meena Kumar
    February 7, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Oh that is so nice no fermentation needed ..I should try this beautiful green dosa..and thank you so much Smitha for such encouraging comments on my blog that is such a pep up when everything around my real world is going wrong :))

  • Reply
    Sangeetha Priya
    February 7, 2014 at 3:59 am

    nutritious dosa n lovely presentation!!!

  • Reply
    MonuTeena RecipesPassion
    February 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    wonderful Dosa; beautifully done …

  • Reply
    Preetha Soumyan
    February 7, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    very healthy and yet delicious..

  • Reply
    Shruti J
    April 10, 2014 at 12:16 am

    A wonderful dosa!!! Loved the color here… <3 Thanks for bringing this to my event... Looking forward to have more recipes from your end πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    July 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Tried it.. Simply awesome, very healthy, tasty, crispy dosa. My family loved it. Thanks smitha

  • Reply
    Sonam Kumari
    August 19, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I tried this Dal makhani Recipe And it comes out delicious πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    October 9, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Nice recipes

  • Reply
    Shadiya Jalal
    January 20, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Made this today… and i rate it 5/5

  • Leave a Reply

    Recipe Rating