Green Gram Dosa ( Hesarukalu dose) Recipe

Hesarukalu dose
Green Gram dosa

My recipe today is focused on a protein packed superfood. I am still surprised why this food has never made it to top charts in western cuisine, despite the amount of protein and nutrients it packs in every serving. I have hardly seen a recipe for this outside of India. Its called Green gram or Moon dal. It’s a fairly common food in India. For today’s recipe, I am posting a small variation of a popular recipe: Moong dal dosa. Typically the batter for this dosa is made just from moong dal and other spices, but I have added a little rice to make it more crispy and tasty.

In karnataka state, India this dosa is popular as “Hesarukalu dose”.

This dosa can be served with any side dish but I like to eat with coconut chutney.

Along with dosa recipe, I will post one of my chutney recipe that suits most of the dosas and some snacks too.

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups Green Gram/ Moong dal
  • 1 cup Long grain rice
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chili
  • Salt

For chutney:

  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 3-4 red chilies
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp black gram
  • Oil
  • Salt


  • Soak raw moong dal and rice in water for 6- 8 hours , in separate bowl.
  • Blend the moong dal with chopped ginger and green chili with sufficient water to a fine consistency.
  • Blend the rice with just enough water to bring to  fine consistency. Too much water will dilute the taste.
  • In big bowl combine the batters and mix well
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Place a cast iron skillet over medium heat. When it’s hot, pour a teaspoon of oil and let it heat up a little.
  • Spread the batter and cover the lid for few seconds.
  • After about 30 seconds, drizzle a little bit of oil and flip to other side for few seconds.

Moong dal dosa is ready!

Hesarukalu dose
Green gram and Dosa batter

Directions for Chutney:

  • Blend the grated coconut with coriander seeds, red chili, salt with cup of water. Pour into separate bowl.
  • For the seasoning, place a small pan over medium heat with tsp of oil, when oil is hot add mustard seeds and black gram. When it starts to sputter switch off the heat and mix well with the coconut blend.

Coconut chutney is ready to serve. Moong dal dosa/ hesarukalu dose and coconut chutney is a delicious combo!

Hesarukalu dosa
Green Gram/ Hesarukalu dosa
Prep timeCook timeMakes
6 Hours40 Minutes20- 25 dosa

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38 thoughts on “Green Gram Dosa ( Hesarukalu dose) Recipe

          1. We are trying it with long grain brown rice, as that’s all we have. And all I could find were the green mung beans. They’re soaking now!

  1. I have never had dosa before but have been meaning to try! I sure hope I can find all these ingredients, especially the dal, up here in Canada!

  2. This is one of my staples for breakfast..I also use the split green moong beans instead of whole moong beans for this recipe..and sometimes I also add chilka urad or split black gram into this mix. photos are really good!

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