Friday, October 15, 2010

Andhra Special Pesarattu Upma


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Pesarattu is a signature breakfast in andhra the southern state of india."Pesar" means green gram and "Attu" means pancake in telugu. It is a greenish dosa made with green gram with a topping of crunchy onion,cumin seeds,ginger and green chilli. It is served with upma and alam pachadi (ginger chutney). It is a sumptuous breakfast for all, looks very attractive and is highly nutritious too .

My in laws are from Kakinada a famous town in Andhra and it is famous for its delicious kajja(sweet) and pesarattu.These are sold in restaurants as well as in street stalls.( Know more about Kakinada )

My MIL makes the best pesarattu and the toppings she uses is very unique which is kakinada style ..Apart from onion,cumin seeds she uses split mung dal and chilli flakes which give it a very unique flavour.

Before marraige I was not a big fan of pesarattu but after trying my MIL version I am a big fan .And now it is one of my favourite weekend breakfast.I am sure you would enjoy it too.

The whole process requires
  • Preparing the Batter
  • Making the Upma
  • Preparing the Toppings
  • Making the Pesarattu

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Step 1 - Preparing the Batter :

Ingredients for Pesarattu

  • 2 cups whole green gram
  • 1/8 cup rice
  • 5 green chillies
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp oil for each pesarattu
  • salt to taste
Soak whole green gram n rice with sufficient water for 5 hrs or overnight

After 5 hours wash it throughly n make a fine paste along with chillies n ginger with the required amount of water needed to make smooth paste(smooth and flowy like dosa batter) in blender then add salt n turmeric powder ,stir nicely n ur pesarattu batter is ready

Step 2 - Making the Upma


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Ingredients for Upma
  • 1 cup semolina(suji)
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/4 inch chopped ginger
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 spring curry leave
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 cups water
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan ,add suji and stir contineously for 3 mins or till it turns light golden brown ,shift rava to a plate n keep aside

Now heat oil in the same pan, add urad dal,cumin seeds n mustard seed ,once mustard seeds starts to splutter add geen chillies,ginger n curry leave n stir for 30 sec n then add the water and salt ,once water starts boiling add suji continously stiring the water .It will slowly thicken in 2 minutes,switch off the stove immediately ur upma is ready . Take the pan from flame n mix it one more time.

Step 3 - Preparing the topping

Ingredients for topping
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup split mung dal without skin
  • 3 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
Keep mung dal soaked in 1 cup water for 30 min,then discard the water n keep it aside , Chop the onions and keep aside. Keep all the toppings ready in separate bowls to sprinkle on the pesarattu.

Step 4 - Preparing the Pesarattu


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Heat a tawa and pour one handfull batter and spread it with circular motion like dosa,it should be not too thick nor too thin and about 8 -10 inch diameter

Top it with a sprinkle of chopped onions ,red chilli flakes,little soaked mung n cumin seeds.

Add few drops of oil and let it cook for a min then flip it n again add few drops of oil. Remove when both sides are properly cooked and looks slightly crispy.

Serving Procedure

Take 2 scoops of upma put in the center and fold from both sides or keep the upma in the side.Serve hot.

Note:
  1. Pesarattu tastes good when lightly crispy and served hot
  2. Check the consistency of the batter before making , it should not be thick
  3. Do not add too much rice it makes the pesarattu hard
  4. We can store this batter upto two days in refridgerator
I am sending this to the wonderful events


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Tags: Pesarattu, andhra special dosa, healthy,upma, breakfast

50 comments:






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Satya,

Dint know you are an andhrite!!My odhina is also from andra!!:)New uppma to me!!

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

An Open Book said...

that looks yum..im super hungry now

gayatri said...

Hi Satya...Never had thought of combining Pesarattu with Upma. What you have shown...looks yum. My next try for sure.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow this sounds interesting n tasty

Biny Anoop said...

wat an idea...great and healthy snack..lovely presentation

Priya Sreeram said...

fusion cooking and i love it!

Priya (elaichii) said...

Didn't know that upma nad peasrattu are a combo. Staisfying breakfast of course!

Paaka Shaale said...

Hey Satya,

I had heard about this from my mom. I'll surely try this sometime.

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

new to me...looks good...u have a good collection of variety of dishes..keep rocking...

chitra said...

A combo of pesaratu upma,that I am hearing for first time. Good one..

Arti said...

This looks like chilla we make here!
Upma and Pesaratu Looks very tempting to me...Very innovative too!!

Sum said...

I didnt know abt this combination, though i too make pesarattu and upma separately... Will try this combo...

sonu said...

this is so new never heard this name also b4..but looks quite delicious and filling !

Fuat Gencal said...

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Suja Sugathan said...

Had this combo several times and simply love it..drooling over that pic Sathya

Umm Mymoonah said...

I have heard about pesaratu, but not this combination. This looks very unique and delicious.

sinfullyspicy said...

What is green gram satya?..never heard of it!
But the dosa looks gorgeous..yummy clicks!

Sushma Mallya said...

That looks so yum,unique combo

Kairali sisters said...

Pesarattu and upma looks yummy yumm..never had the combo before though..

Panchpakwan said...

Looks healthy dosa..

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

I didn't know that pesarattu and upma make a great combination. Thanks for sharing

Swathi said...

Peserattu upma awesome combo Satya. Nice one.

Prathima Rao said...

When i saw ur post i remembered my grandma`s pesrattu. She was from Andhra n used to make such mouthwatering pesrattu upma just like urs!Yumm...

Foodie Ann said...

Never had this before...Looks yumm...:)

Smita Srivastava said...

What a great combo ...
Loved ur previous post . Such a wonderful bread surely inspires me to try my hands on baking breads too ..

Smitha said...

Lovely combo...I will try to make it when we have friends over for breakfast!

meeso said...

Yum... I really wish I had a grinder!

Nisha said...

Wow that looks perfect Sathya , i have never tried this combo ,going to make this for sure

kanthi said...

pesarattu upma chala bavundhi sathya..maa intlo every weekend ki chesukuntamu

Santosh Bangar said...

IT IS TOTALLY NEW TO MW UPMA IN GREEN DOSA I NEVER SEE IT VERY NICE RECIPE IT IS LIKE WHOLE MEAL

meeso said...

Thanks for leaving comment about grinder... I always thought it would not get smooth enough but now I will have to try the blender :)

swapna said...

Looks delicious...and yummy!!

Simply Life said...

oh I never knew about this meal - thanks for sharing!

Yummy Team said...

Great combo, Sathya..Pesarattu upma sounds and looks so healthy n yummy!!

aipi said...

Have heard a lot about it ,but never ate or prepared..looks great n interesting.Book marking it :)
US Masala

NIDHYA said...

What a perfect combo, awesome breakfast..pesarattu recipe sounds good.

Aaha Oho

Sangi said...

New combo.. Looks delicious and nice pics..

divya said...

Perfect combo...looks awesome...

Ms.Chitchat said...

Interesting combo.

Nandini said...

The pesarattu upma is very delicious and healthy! It makes a nutritious breakfast!

Jaisy James said...

wow looks lovely dear

Joanne said...

This looks like such a delicious dish! I love the color and really anything green appeals to me!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Classic combo,never tried this way,my eyes are drooling at ur upma more,coz am a upma lover!

Divya Kudua said...

Looks delicious..I am a big fan of Pesarattu,but never had it with Upma!!

sweetartichoke said...

Waow, this looks yum! I already had upma but never heard of pesarattu! Looks like a yummy combo :-)

Vegetarian Zest said...

Hi, glad to be back to your space. Loving this recipe.

Anju Rathore said...

green dosas are very new to me.I always look for the way of replacing rice with healthy ingredients and this looks very healthy.

~Lisa~ said...

I just love this dish Satya! Those green pancakes look amazing and full of flavor.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

love pesarattu, but never had pesarattu with upma can't wait to try!

Magic of Spice said...

I must try ginger chutney...ginger is one of my favorite flavors. This entire dish looks and sounds delicious :)

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