Pesarattu with upma -easy breakfast recipes

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.

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For Pesarattu
For upma
For the chutney
For Pesarattu
For upma
For the chutney
  1. Pesarattu
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
For the tomato baath/upma
  1. 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.
  2. Assembling-
  3. 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.
For the coconut chutney-
  1. 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.)
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  1. thatz really innovative .. good one

  2. I have never had this looks really yumm.

  3. this is new for me ,..looks so authentic,..

  4. seen it but never had one as yet!

  5. The plate looks inviting and delicious…

  6. Looks delicious and perfect !

  7. Ramya Vijaykumar

    Healthy and a filling food… I always wanted to post this but couldnt… yummy am feeling hungry…

  8. Lubna Karim

    This is my all time favourite breakfast….looks yummy….

  9. Great combo S, I heard that this is called MLA Pesarattu with Upma inside! :DI made Pesarattu for the first time last week, loved it with Peanut chutney.

  10. srikars kitchen

    Nice & delicious recipe.. looks yummy..

  11. Love pesaret n upma combo..

  12. Looks nice and perfect. Love the combination.

  13. Mahimaa's kitchen

    that makes a very filling breakfast or dinner. i soak mung dal for 2 hrs usually… next time shud try soaking overnight. it looks like, it will come out very soft. right.

  14. Shama Nagarajan

    lovely recipe…healthy one…looks delicious

  15. Vanamala Hebbar

    Looks nice…Lovely idea

  16. Though i’ve heard a lot about this combination, i’ve not tasted it before.. i usually make just pesarattu and serve with chutney.

  17. Valarmathi

    Delicious recipe. Good one.

  18. Priya Suresh

    MLA Pesarattu looks great, Traditional Andhra breakfast:)

  19. mouthwatering dish :)love this recipe!

  20. Andra special, looks yummy with upma.

  21. Suma Rajesh

    very creative..

  22. authentic and yummy 🙂

  23. this is the yummiest combo Sowmya! came out perfect and looks mouth-watering 🙂

  24. mm.. great to see MLA pesarattu…

  25. I love pesaratu but never had with upma…gud one dear

  26. rekhas kitchen

    oooohhh great my all time fav. for weekend brunch looks perfect sowmya

  27. Mm pesarattu with a change, yummy idea!

  28. uhhh…moong dal dosa, I love them…I’ve posted one too..with upma filling it’s something different..yumm

  29. Dosa looks crispy & with upma filling – very creative.

  30. Premyscakes

    one of my fav dish. looks too good.


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