Green Gram Dosa

Green Gram Dosa

This healthy and yummy green gram dosa is a perfect meal for breakfast/brunch. It’s made with green gram, rice, ginger, and green chilies and is eaten with chutney or chutney pudi.

Green gram dosa is a household favorite here. But it can be a slightly heavy meal for the weekdays, especially when you have work, so I prefer making this on the weekends for our brunch.

The recipe is simple and does not need to ferment either like other dosa batters. Simply soak green gram and rice overnight, drain the water, and grind the soaked ingredients into a smooth batter along with ginger, thai chilies, and water. Stir in salt and set aside for ten minutes before making thin, crispy dosa!

Green gram dosa

Green gram dosa is a healthy and tasty breakfast/brunch made with soaked green gram and rice, which are then ground along with ginger and green chilies to a smooth batter to make crispy dosa.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Soaking time10 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, Green gram dosa, Green gram recipes, Simple dosa recipe


  • 1 cup green gram soaked overnight
  • ¼ cup white rice soaked overnight
  • 1 cup water for grinding
  • 2 green (thai) chilies or as per taste
  • ¼ inch ginger root
  • salt to taste
  • ghee


  • Rinse and soak green gram along with white rice in a bowl overnight.
    Drain the water and add the ingredients into a mixer jar. Then add green chilies and ginger into it along with water and grind it into a smooth batter of regular dosa batter consistency.
  • Transfer the batter to a large bowl, add salt to it, and mix well.
    Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a cast iron tawa or any dosa pan on low-medium heat. Lightly smear it with oil or ghee.
    Take a ladle full of batter and spread it on the tawa, just like you make regular dosa. Smear a teaspoon of ghee over it and cook until light brown.
    Serve healthy and yummy green gram dosa with coconut chutney, peanut chutney, or chutney pudi. Enjoy!


Keep the heat on low while you make dosa, that way it’s easier to spread. On high heat, the batter begins to cook quite fast and does not spread as easily and evenly.

Let me know if you tried this recipe by tagging a picture of your preparation on my Instagram @swaadista and using #swaadistarecipes.

Happy cooking, happy eating!

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