moong dal dosa is ready to be served

Moong Dal Dosa


Moong Dal Dosa is a healthy and easy recipe. It is a great option for making instant dosa.

Moong dal, as we all know is packed with proteins and dietary fibers. This combination makes moong dal a very healthy option. Also, this mixture helps in weight loss. So this is a highly recommended pulses. 

Moong dal dosa calories: One moong dal dosa provides approximately 130 calories. This  can be a good food to accommodate in an adult’s standard diet of 2000 calories.

Although the preparation time for this dosa is less, you need to plan it properly as moong dal needs to be soaked in water.

You can either soak for 2 to 3 hours or for 20 to 30 minutes in warm water. I prefer the first option, but you can opt for the second option if you are in a hurry.

After grinding the moong dal in the mixer, you need to add garlic, ginger, green chilies to enhance the taste of this dosa. So these are mandatory ingredients. 

In addition to this, you need to add dry spices to this mixture.

This dish can be served with tomato sauce or a pickle. Even you can have it with Dahi(Yogurt).

In Maharashtra, it is called mugacha dosa. 😊


Preparation Time: 5 minutes

( Considering dal is soaked for 3 hours before starting this recipe ) 

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Overall Time: 15 minutes


-1 cup of moong dal,split

-3 to 4 garlic cloves

-1 ½ tbsp of ginger

-3 to 4 green chilies

-1 ½ tbsp of turmeric

-1 tbsp Red chilly powder

-1 ½ tbsp of coriander powder

Let us see how to make moong dal dosa.

Step 1:  Soak moong dal for 20-30 minutes in warm water.  

moong dal dosa batter prepare

Step 2: After soaking, drain off the water and transfer it to the mixer. 

Step 3: Add garlic, ginger, green chili to mixer and grind it well.

batter is ready for moong dal dosa

It will look something like this after grinding through the mixer.

moong dal dosa batter

Step 4: Add 1/2 tbsp of Turmeric, Salt as needed, red chili powder as needed considering how spicy green chilies are, and 1 1/2 tbsp of coriander powder and pinch of asafoetida. Add some water and mix it well.

dosa batter on tawa

Step 5: Let the Pan/Tawa heat. Smear oil on Tawa/pan. Pour one ladle of batter on Tawa. Sprinkle oil over the edges and also on the dosa. Keep it on medium flame. You can sprinkle some finely chopped coriander on the dosa. 

Step 6: Flip it and let it toast on another side. You can again sprinkle oil over the edges.

Step 7: Repeat the same procedure for making the next dosa. Keep it on medium flame.

Yay! Moong Dal Dosa is ready.  You can serve it with tomato sauce or a pickle.

moong dal dosa is ready to be served

Key Points

1. Garlic, Ginger, green chili are key ingredients as they enhance the taste of dosa. So do not skip these ingredients.

2. Usually, oil is smeared over pan/Tawa. Instead, you can use ghee to make it healthier. Homemade ghee is the best option. 

3. If you somehow forgot to soak moong dal for 2-3 hours even though you had planned to prepare it, no worries. You can soak in warm water for 20-30 minutes and prepare dosa immediately.

Health Benefits

Moong Dal is the healthiest of all the pulses. 

1. Good Source Of Proteins

Moong Dal is a recommended superfood. 100 grams of raw moong dal has 24 grams of protein.

2. Looks after the heart health

Moong dal has antioxidant properties that provide of LDL cholesterol. The lower level of cholesterol ensures a healthy heart. 

3. Manage Blood Sugar

Moong Dal is low on the glycemic index and therefore controls blood sugar level. It holdbacks sudden spikes in sugar levels in the body.

4. Good source of dietary fiber

Moong dal is a great source of dietary fiber which regulates metabolism. 100 grams of moong dal has 16 grams of fibers. 

4. Effective for weight loss

The existence of two nutrients – proteins and fiber make it an effective option for weight loss.

5. Strengthen Immune System

Moong Dal has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that fight harmful bacteria, viruses. 

Considering all the factors – health benefits, super easy recipe, fast cooking time, this is the best dish to prepare.

Let me know how your moong dal dosa tasted. 😊

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