Pesarattu Upma ( Andhra Special )

Pesarattu Upma is a traditional breakfast dish of Andhra Pradesh. ( Pesara -attu) Pesara means whole green gram, attu means dosa. This dosa is healthier than the regular dosa as whole green grams has more nutrients than the other dosa. This dosa is typically served with upma which will be stuffed inside dosa, alongside ginger chutney. Doesn't need any fermentation time, just soak the dal, grind and the batter is ready to make yummy dosa's. It is easy to make , healthy and delicious.

Today we are starting with 2nd week of Blogging Marathon 85, my theme for the week is " Famous Breakfast dishes from different places". For day 1, am here with one of the famous breakfast dish from my place, Andhra Pradesh. Here goes the recipe.......


Pesalu( Whole green gram) 2 cups
Raw rice 1/4 cup
Green chillies 3
Ginger 1/2 inch
Chopped onion
Salt to taste

Ingredients for Upma:

Sooji / Semolina  1 cup
Chopped green chili 1 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Chana dal 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves 4
Salt to taste
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Oil 4 spoons

Ingredients for Chutney:

Ginger 2 inch
Onion small 1/2
Green chillies 10
Tamarind small ball sized
Jaggery grated 3sps
Salt to taste
Jeera 1/2 sp


Lets prepare upma before making pesarattu ( dosa)
As we are filling the upma inside dosa, lets make it as simple as we can.
No need to add any veggies or masala.
Heat pan and add oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, chana dal and green chili.
Saute for few seconds and add 2 1/2 cups of water.
Now add salt and turmeric powder and bring water to boil.
Once the water is boiling turn the flame to low.
Gently add sooji and simultaneously stirring so that no lumps are formed.
Mix well and cover with lit.
Let cook on medium flame for 4-5 minutes and switch off flame.

Preparting Pesarattu:

Wash and soak rice and dal over night in water.
Grind this dal and rice to fine paste adding some water, green chilies , salt and ginger.
Add salt and the batter is ready for making dosa.
We can immediately make dosas, u need not ferment this batter.
Heat non stick dosa pan and add little batter,  spread it round  and add some chopped onion and jeera on top.
Add little oil on top. 

Let it cook for a  minute or so, now  flip to cook  on other side.
This dosa is not like our regular dosa made of dal and rice.
Little patience is required as it takes  some time to cook,
Now add upma in the middle of the dosa.

Now fold the dosa as shown in the picture.

Preparing Ginger chutney:

Soak tamarind in little water for 15 minutes 
Grind ginger, chilies, jeera, onion,salt, jaggery with tamarind pulp.
If required add little water.
Serve prepared dosas( Pesarattu) with this chutney.


Usha said...

I didn't about this combination until few years ago when my friend served it for breakfast. This is delicious combination.

Priya Suresh said...

Such a classic breakfast, simply love this fabulous breakfast with some spicy ginger chutney, my all time favourite.

cookingwithsapana said...

I never knew that the upma is served inside dosa before. This looks like a wholesome breakfast dish.

Harini R said...

I haven't attempted this combo so far as pesarattu itself is a wholesome meal for us. But I have tasted this in restaurants and agree they pair well.

Chef Mireille said...

your dosa looks so perfectly made with the crispy exterior - I have yet to perfect dosa making :(

Pavani said...

One of my favorite Andhra breakfast, though I rarely make it for breakfast :-) Your pesarattu with onions and upma looks sooooo inviting and delicious.

code2cook said...

A great breakfast. I prefer to have them separately. very healthy dosa.

Mayuri Patel said...

An interesting breakfast. I've tried moong dosas but never had it stuffed with upma. It surely looks very inviting.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This is such a classic breakfast recipe. I have made them both separately but have never tasted them together. Should give it a try.

Kalyani said...

takes me back to the hyderabad days when I used to have this at the famous "chutneys" restaurant often. yummy combo ! isnt it also called MLA pesarattu ? :-)

Ritu Tangri said...

I'm always looking for instant dosa recipes and this is no doubt a healthier dosa. Bookmarking

Jayanthi said...

I think its one of the classics. Looks fantastic.