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June 14, 2016

Green Gram Dosa Recipe – Pachai Payaru Dosa - Dosa Without Rice

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Green gram dosa recipe
This is not Andhra special Pesarattu dosa. It is a no rice, green gram + Urad dal dosa ( Pachai Payaru dosai in Tamil) recipe and it cannot be made instantly. Its batter should be fermented overnight like our usual idli,dosa batter. I tasted this dosa in my MIL’s house recently. She got this recipe from Sun tv’s Parambariya Maruthuvam by Dr.Sakthi Subramaniam. He shared this dosa recipe under diet food for weight loss. I am not under diet or doing anything special for weight loss, but still I wanted to try this dosa variety as it is a healthy, low calorie, protein rich dosa recipe without using rice. I made it for our breakfast today and loved its taste. It came out so thin like paper dosa but very soft in texture not crispy. But it was filling.We enjoyed it with coconut chutney. Weight watchers, do try this healthy dosa in your kitchen and share your feedback. Lets see how to make healthy green moong dal dosa at home !

Check out my chickpeas/Kabuli chana dosa without rice if interested !!

Pachai payaru dosai

Green gram dosa recipe

Green gram dosa recipe Healthy, protein rich green gram dosa without rice
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Healthy Breakfast
Yields: 20 dosa
Prep time: 20Hours
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 20H2Minutes

1 cup - 250 ml
  • Green gram - 1.5 cups
  • White, round urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Salt & water - as needed

  • Wash and soak the green gram and urad dal separately.Soak the green gram for 5 hours and urad dal for an hour.
  • Grind the urad dal in a big mixie jar or using grinder to a smooth paste adding enough water. Remove the batter to a bowl.The grind the soaked green gram to a smooth paste adding water and salt. Mix both the batter well using your hands.( I used grinder to grind the batter.So I ground the urad dal batter first and added green gram to it for grinding further.If you use grinder, you can follow the same) The quantity of batter ie. the yield will be more if you use grinder :)
Green gram dosa recipe
  • Ferment the batter overnight or for 12 hours. The next morning, batter would have raised well and light in weight. Heat a dosa pan. Mix the batter thoroughly and pour a big ladleful of batter over the dosa pan. The consistency of batter should be like usual dosa batter.
Green gram dosa recipe
Green gram dosa recipe
  • Spread it thin or thick as you wish.Keep the flame medium high and drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa. Flip the dosa and cook the other side too.Remove it and serve hot with coconut chutney ! Enjoy !
Green gram dosa recipe


If you feel, the dosa is too soft, reduce the quantity of urad dal to 1/4 cup and try it.
  • Fermentation is very important else dosa will smell raw.
  • You can grind the batter using mixie or grinder. Use ice cold water for grinding if using mixie.
  • Add sufficient water to bring it to usual dosa batter consistency.
Enjoy this healthy, protein packed dosa with your favorite chutney or sambar for breakfast !!
Green gram dosa recipe

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Unknown said...

Another version of dosa added to my breakfast menu,should try this...
Priya (

Chitra said...

Thank Priya:)

Hafiz Sajid said...

Thank you very much this post. Almost everything appears good viewed. igloo portable ice maker

sankaran ramani said...

Very good. I have stopped white rice completely.
I added spinach and green chillies and ground them also with it.
It was very tasty.

Suja Manoj said...

Filling healthy dosa

Chitra said...

Yes Suja :)

Chitra said...

That's a healthy option. I will try it next time:) Thanks !

Uma Venkat said...

Tried for today's bfast...good healthy dosa chitra...

Chitra said...

Thank you so much for the feedback :)

Unknown said...


Nice dosa. tried it today. came out very cripsy. Like Vada version of dosa. Nice one

Chitra said...

Thank you so much for the feedback. Happy to know it :)