April 30, 2016

Upma Pesarettu

Pesarettu is a common breakfast in Andhra pradesh / Telangana which is prepared using green moong dal. This is easy to prepare and also healthy as it consists of green gram. Green chillies and ginger is added along with the green gram while grinding to enhance the taste of pesarettu. This can be served as such or stuffed with a prepared rava upma. To make it more healthy, wheat rava upma can also be stuffed inside. In few hotels, this upma stuffed pesarettu is also called as MLA pesarettu. One upma pesarettu for breakfast along with ginger chutney will be a tummy filling meal.

Ingredients :

1 Cup Green gram dal / Pachapayar / Pesara pappu
2 Tbsp Rice 
Salt to taste 
2 Green chillies
Small piece of ginger 
2 Cups Rava upma 
1 Cup Onions, Finely chopped 
Finely chopped coriander leaves or curry leaves 
2 Tbsp Red chilli powder 

Method :

Wash and soak green gram along with rice for 5 hours or overnight .

Drain the water completely and grind into batter consistency along with green chillies and ginger.
( Add very little water while grinding ).

Once done, transfer it to a bowl and add the required amount of salt.

Mix well and the batter should not be too thick or thin, so adjust water accordingly.

Heat dosa pan and using green gram batter prepare like regular dosa in a medium flame.

Sprinkle finely chopped onions evenly on the peserettu along with coriander leaves or curry leaves.

Sprinkle red chilli powder on top of the chopped onions and smear little oil.

Once the pesarettu gets cooked, spoon in one ladle of rava upma and evenly spread it on the pesarettu.

Fold the one side of pesarettu and cook it for half a minute.

Once done, remove from the flame and repeat the process for the remaining batter.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Ginger chutney.

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