Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Whole Moong & Navane Dosa

Whole Moon (hesaru Kalu) & Foxtail Millet dosa is a healthy food.

Whole moong and Navane (foxtail) is soaked together, ground to paste (dough) and dosas are prepered. Normally Moong dal or whole moong with little quantity of rice or rava is used and prepared dosa. It is called  as Pesarittu ( a dish from Andra pradesh). Now a days its one of the popular breakfast food in most of the places all over India. It is also an easy and healthy dish for all age group people.

Foxtail Millet is known as Navane in Kannada, korralu in Telugu, Kang in Gujarati, Rala in Marathi, Tinai in Tamil.

Foxtail millet (Setaria Italica) is a common food in most parts of India. Foxtail Millet is gluten free and packed with Vitamins and minerals. Millets are nutritious and anty oxidants. They do not cause alregy like wheat and It is easy to digest. Millet release lesser percent of glucose. The grain is diabetic friendly.They are rich in minerals like iron, magnesium, phophorous and potassium.

Whole Moong or Moong Dal is loaded with Goodies. It is rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E. It also contain many minerals like, iron, calcium and potassium. It is a powerful source of vegetarian protein. It is a low fat food and considered as a healthy weight loss food. It is rich in fiber. Green moong is highly beneficial for people having a high blood sugar level.

Here is a recipe of Whole Moong & Navane dosa which keeps you healthy I can say. The whole family and all age group people surely enjoy.

Things Needed :

Whole Moong : 2 Cups
Navane (Foxtail millet) :  1 Cups
Salt : to taste
Pepper: 1/2 Tea spoon
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon
Oil : 2 to 3 Table spoons
Water : Required

Method :  

1. Wash and soak Whole Moong and Navane together for 5 to 6 hours.

2. Grind it nicely and remove from the grinding jar.

3. Now add salt and mix it well.

4. Keep the dosa pan on the fire and heat.

5. Sprinkle oil and put a spoon of Moong dosa dough and spread it slowly in a circle shape.

6. Put 1/2 Tea spoon of oil on the top of dosa and cook for 1 minute.

7. Turn the dosa other side and cook for 10 seconds.
8. Serve Hot dosa with your favourite side dish like any chutney or sambar.

9. Repeat the same with remaining dough.
10. Do not forget to put a spoon of ghee just before serving.

Note :

You can also use grated carrots, cut onions, coriander leaves and curry leaves with this Whole Moong dosa. You can use more oil if you like. Adding jeera and ginger also helps to increase the taste. You can also ferment the dough and prepare dosas.

Time :  
Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Soaking time extra : 5 to 6 hours.


  1. Mai visto e mai provato, salvo la ricetta e mi unisco ai tuoi fan.

  2. Hi Rachele, Mi dispiace dint capisco il tuo commento ... puoi tradurlo in inglese? grazie :)

  3. This dosa luks yummy nalini ji ...R u talking in spanish ?

  4. Thank You Sathya Priya for the lovely comment.....Satya Priya can translate and read the comment ..above also one good encouraging comment...


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