Apr 29, 2009

Pesarattu with upma -easy breakfast recipes

mla pesarattu with upma
Pesarattu is a very popular breakfast in South India. But Pesarattu with upma is a popular delicacy in Andhra pradesh. This recipe was given to me by a telugu friend. This is a healthy and filling breakfast, could be eaten as a brunch.
Pesarattu dosa is made with mung dal and could be made more healthier with sprouted mung dal. And the upma I made is using tomato which is also popular in Andhra as tomato baath. The pesarattu stuffed with upma tastes its best with coconut chutney.

For Pesarattu
Mung green-3 cups
Ginger- 1''
Salt to taste

For upma
Rava/sooji/semolina- 1cup
Tomatoes- 2 finely chopped
Mixed frozen vegetables- peas/carrots etc- 1/2cup
Green chillies- 1 or 2 slit
Salt to taste
Oil- 1tbsp
Mustard- 1tsp
Udid dal- 1tsp
Peanuts- 1/4cup
Asafoetida- A small pinch
Curry leaves- few

For the chutney
Grated Coconut-1cup
Roasted gram/potu kadalai/daalia- 1/2cup
Green chillies- 2
Curry leaves- 3 to 4 leaves
Oil- 1tsp
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Asafoetida- a small pinch


Soak the dal overnight. Grind it to a smooth paste with a little ginger. Add salt. Add water to get a consistency of dosa batter. You dont need to ferment the batter.
Pour a ladleful of the batter onto the hot tava and spread it into a neat circle. Add little oil on the edges.When one side gets roasted, flip the dosa to cook the other side too.
pesarattu with upma
For the tomato baath/upma
Roast the rava adding a little oil or ghee for 5 to 6 minutes. Meanwhile boil some water. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard, udid dal, green chillies,asafoetida and peanuts. Add tomatoes. cook them well adding a few drops of water. Now add the other frozen vegetables if using. Cook well. Add the roasted rava. Mix well. Add the boiled water. Mix and stir till all the water evaporates and the rava cook well and forms a thick mass.
Place a pesarattu dosa on the serving plate. Add a large spoonful of the upma on one half of the dosa just like you place masala in a dosa in case of masala dosa. Cover with the other half by folding it. Serve with a spicy coconut chutney.

pesarattu with upmaFor the coconut chutney-
Grind the coconut, roasted gram ,green chillies and curry leaves with a little water to a smooth paste. Season the chutney with mustard seeds, asafoetida and udid dal. Add salt.(You can try a adding a tsp of tamarind pulp when grinding.)
pesarattu with upma
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