Tuesday, February 11, 2020



For us in South India, dosa has long been a traditional favorite for breakfast. Thanks to its popularity dosas are now available virtually all over the world. In the United States, they are often referred to as crepes . Many years ago, I remember a survey in the United States announced that our Masala Dosa was among the Top 10 Must Try Dishes in the world!

As most of you would know, there are innumerable types of dosas and their variants. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find, amongst other Dosas,  recipes for :
Today's recipe is for Moong Dal Poha Dosa which is made with Moong Dal (Split Yellow Gram)  and Jada Poha ( Thick variety of Beaten Rice).

One of the advantages of this recipe is that it does not call for the fermentation of the batter and thereby saves time. Besides, Moong Dal has numerous health benefits.

I have adapted this from Poha Moong Dal Dosa from Simply Tadka. I tried this out for today's breakfast and we enjoyed it very much served with garlic chutney.


  • Moong Dal, (Split Yellow Gram), 1 cup
  • Jada Poha (Thick Beaten Rice), 1/2 cup
  • Rice Flour, 2 tbsp
  • Green Chillies, chopped, 2
  • Ginger, grated, 1/2 " piece
  • Jeera (Cumin Seeds), 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 2 tbsp
  • Oil, as required for making dosas 
  • Salt, to taste

Wash the Moong Dal and soak it in adequate water for about 1 hour. Drain the excess water and keep aside.
Wash the Poha and soak it in adequate water for about 15-20 minutes.  Drain the excess water and keep aside.
In a mixer jar, grind together soaked moong dal, poha, green chillies, ginger, and rice flour to form a smooth batter using about 1/2 cup of water    
Remove the batter to a bowl, add salt and mix well. Add more water if required to get the right consistency for the dosa batter. This should not be too thick or too runny. 
To this add the chopped coriander leaves, and cumin seeds and mix well
Check for salt and add only if required
Heat a tawa and when it is sufficiently hot add a ladleful of batter and spread it to form the dosa
Drizzle a little oil on and around the dosa 
Cook covered on medium heat till one side of the dosa gets done
Flip and cook the other side likewise
Serve hot Moong Dal Poha Dosa with a chutney of your choice

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