Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Upma Pesarattu (Upma with Green Gram Dosa)

Pesarattu is a famous breakfast in Andhra. Adding Upma to dosa will give a nice taste to your buds.


For Dosa

1 Cup Pesalu ( Green Gram)
2 Cups Rice
5 Tbs Jeera ( Cumin)
4 Green Chili
Small Piece of Ginger
Salt for taste


1Cup Sooji
2Cups water
1Cup onion chopped
1/2Cup green beans
2Green chili
1Tbs Mustard
1Tbs Jeera
2Tbs oil
Few curry leaves
Salt for taste

1. Heat a pan with oil add Mustard and jeera to it.Once the Mustard starts spluttering add the onion to it.
2. Fry them for few seconds add Greenbeans and Salt too it. Close the pan with a lid for few seconds.
3. Now add 2 cups of water to the pan and add the sooji slowly by stirrig the water continously.
4. Close it with a lid and let it cook in a low heat till it's cooked.
Garnish upma with Curry leaves.


1/2 Cup Fried Chick Peas ( Putnala Pappu or Veyinchina Senaga Pappu)
1/2 Cup Coconut
2Green Chili
1 Tbs Mustard
1 Tbs Jeera
2 Tbs Oil
Salt for taste

1. Grind Chick Peas, Coconut and Chili's to nice paste. Add salt for taste.
2. Heat a Pan with oil and add Mustard, Jeera and Red Chili's. Once the Mustard splutters add the whole seasoning to the chutney.

Source : Mom
For Dosa

1. Soak Pesalu ( Green Gram) & Rice overnight.
2. Grind Pesalu (Green Gram), Rice, Jeera, Green Chili, and Ginger to a smooth paste like dosa batter. ( I prefer using the batter the next day so that it ferments well)
3. Heat a Pan with oil spread all sides. Take batter and spread it in round shape like a circle on the pan.
4. Brush little oil to the ends of dosa.Now reverse the dosa to the other side and let it be like that for few seconds.
5. You can stuff dosa with Upma or can Sprinkle chopped onion, Green chili to it and fold it to middle as shown in the snap.

* Serve it with Upma and chutney..