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Healthy Moong Dal Dosa [Mung beans Crepe]

Moong beans are also known as mung beans, green beans, moong daal, green soy , golden gram etc. Mung beans are very rich sources of proteins, therefore makes it ideal for kids, pregnant and lactating mothers. They are easy to digest and do not create abdominal bloating .


Ingredients for dosa:

Split green moong beans - 1 cup
Green chillies - 1 big
Ginger - 1 inch
Cumin seeds [zeera] - 1/4 tsp
Asfoetedia [heeng] - few dashes
Salt to taste

Ingredients for stuffing:

Potato (boiled) - 2 big
Onions - 1.5 medium size
Curry leaves - 7-8 in number
Green chillies - 1.5 tbsp chopped
Turmeric (haldi) - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Salt - according to taste
Canola Oil - 2 tbsp
Rai [black mustard seeds] 1.5 tsp

Method for Potato filling

1. Cut the potatoes into small cubes and keep it aside
2. Coarsely chop onions [red onions taste better over yellow and white]
3. Heat oil add rai seeds followed by 7-8 curry leaves [be careful, the mustard seeds splutter and may pop out of the pan]
4. Add onions and cook till they turn pink [add some salt to avoid them from burning, as salt causes onions to sweat]
5. Now add green chillies
6. Now add all the powdered spices and immediately add chopped boiled potatoes
7. Give a nice stir to the mixture and let it cook covered on low heat for sometime with occasional stirring [cooking covered helps to develop some moisture which helps in infusing the flavors of spices into the potatoes]
8. Once the potatoes are cooked, leave to mixture to cool and proceed to make Dosas!

Method for Dosa

  1. Soak moong daal for 4 hours in water
  2. Drain water and make a smooth paste with minimum water along with green chillies, ginger and cumin seeds
  3. Adjust the consistency of the batter [not too thick]
  4. Add salt and heeng and adjust the taste
  5. Heat the griddle [tawa], to check if the griddle has reached desired temperature, sprinkle few drops of water, it should immediately roll and evaporate [I only use non-stick griddle]
  6. Lightly grease the griddle and pour one big scoop of the batter in the center like you make pancake and spread the batter in a circular motion to increase the size
  7. In the event of spreading the batter you will see tiny holes which is very normal
  8. Drizzle few drops of oil on the surface of the dosa
  9. When the surface looks no more runny, flip the dosa and cook for maybe a minute
  10. Flip the dosa back and spread the potato filling and fold the dosa and cook for few seconds and they are ready to serve
  11. Eat it with chutney!!
This is my entry for the following events:
  1. Sunday Snacks-Spill the beans
  2. Dosa Corner


Suparna said…
hi renu,
I love moong bean dosas they are really so nutritious, It's a great idea to have this dosa stuffed with potato filling sweetie :)
Nice snaps and perfect entry for the event!!
Happiness Always!!
Prathibha said…
I loved your idea of using stuffed mixture in this...
Oh's a double treat....looks yum....
Kalaivani said…
Love the idea of stuffing.Moond dal dosa is one of my fav.
Lovely one, never tried masala dosa with moong dal. Nice and healthy idea.
Mangala Bhat said…
nice entry and new recipe to me ..Thanks for sharing
Priti said…
Indeed healthy..looks yum...and stuffing is really gud
Vrinda said…
I recenttly tried this dosa from Pooja's blog ,its not so common in kerala..will try ur version with stuffing,sounds tasty...
Divya Vikram said…
I love pesarattu! Great way to start a day!
Pooja said…
Looks so delicious! Healthy dosa!
Varunavi said…
Looks great and sounds interesting with potato filling :)
srikars kitchen said…
nice entry.. looks delicious..
Parita said…
Yummy i make these often, but never thought of stuffing them, seems lovely idea:)
Vanamala Hebbar said…
Hi Renu
Thanks for the comment on my recipe(paneer in tomato gravy). (Add the garam masala a pinch while making tomato puree. )
Smitha said…
Never tried it but it does sound veru healthy.
Hari Chandana said…
Wow.. dosa looks delicious and so soft.. lovely click!!
Jyoti said…
This look so good and healthy.
Padma said…
Thanks Renu for sending this healthy moong dal dosa for my event :)
Renu said…
thank you to all the visitors and your wonderful comments !
Mansi said…
I love the idea of serving Moong dosa with filling...looks great.
n33ma said…
Nice moong dal dosa.I love it coz its low carb.
Fitted kitchen said…
This look so healthy and yummy. And it is nice that will take only a few time to cook.
varicose veins said…
Here The dish is good and Really I love it. They looks so delicious and healthy. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.
Debts said…
I like do eating dosa and it is my favorite south Indian food. It is very testy and soft for eating. I also bring dosa for my child.

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