Diabetic Friendly Recipes

I am back with the diabetic friendly recipes. I know it’s been more than three months since the last recipe, but from now you will find the recipes regularly. So today’s recipe is a simple day-to-day quintessential recipe from South India – Dosa, but not the regular rice and urad dal dosa, but moong dal dosa.

We need to soak the dal for 45 minutes to 1 hour, and this dosa can be prepared instantly without any fermentation.

Benefits of Moong Dal

We know that moong dal is very light and easy to digest when compared to other pulses. At the same time, it is rich in protein and fiber, potassium, calcium and B complex vitamins. As it is in low in calories, it is known as dieter friendly dal.


Moong Dal Dosa Recipe

Here is a simple dosa recipe with the yellow moong dal or paasi payaru as we say in Tamil. This is a basic version, please see the notes section for other variations.


  • Yellow Moong Dal – 1 cup
  • Ginger – 2-inch piece
  • Green Chilli – 1
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Water for soaking + 1/2 cup while grinding + more water if required


  • Soak the moong dal for about 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • Grind it into a smooth batter along with ginger and green chili.
  • Add about 1/2 cup of water while grinding to get the dosa batter consistency. If required add more water. And here is how the batter looks after grinding.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Prepare dosa in the iron griddle or tawa in a regular way. In a non-stick pan, you can make it without oil too.
  • Serve moong dal dosa hot with chutney or sambar.



  • I did not add any tempering or onion or cilantro in this recipe. You can add chopped onions, cilantro and also add a jeera tempering.
  • You can add veggies like capsicum, spinach to make uttapam too.
  • Instead of grinding green chili and ginger along with the batter, you can add chopped ginger and chili later too.
  • Adjust the salt and green chili as per your preference.


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