Combination of two Breakfast Recipes
Actually Pesarattu Upma is a combination of two different recipes, Pesarattu and Upma. Pesarattu is a thin crepe made by soaking green mung beans (Green Gram) and raw rice in water for 4-5 hours and grinding to smooth paste, whereas Upma is cooked & spiced semolina.
Sundays call out for an elaborate breakfast at my house. Today being the first day of my lil’ darling’s summer vacation, I thought of toiling a bit in the kitchen to make this best-ever breakfast. Piping hot pesarattu with upma, homemade peanut chutney and store bought my favorite ginger pickle is all I need to soothe the hungry tummies this morning…
Crisp pesarattu and melt in mouth upma topped with crunchy onions, nutty cumin, fiery green chilies and tickling to palette ginger not only lifts your spirits but also gives you a completely filling breakfast. After tempting you so much, let me dig in to the upma pesarattu recipe straight away….
- 2 cups Green Mung Beans/Green Gram/Hari Mung Dal/PesaraPappu
- ½ raw Rice, I used Sona Masoori
- 3 Green chilies
- 1 tbsp. chopped Ginger
TO MAKE UPMA:
- 1 cup fine Semolina
- 1 Onion, sliced
- 2 Green Chili, chopped
- 2½ cups Water
- ½ tbsp. Cumin seeds
- ½ tbsp.. Mustard seeds
- 1 dry Red chili
- 5 Curry Leaves
- 1 Onion, finely sliced
- ½ knob Ginger, minced
- 3 Green chili, finely chopped
- ½ tbsp. Cumin seeds
How to make Pesarattu with Step by Step Photos
How to make Pesarattu Batter?
- Wash and soak moong dal and raw rice in enough water for 4-5 hours. After 4-5 hours, drain the water and grind soaked moong dal & raw rice by adding green chilies and chopped ginger. Make a smooth batter by adding water.
- Remove the contents into a wide bowl and add enough water until you get pouring batter consistency (similar to pancake batter). Add salt and combine well. Set this aside by covering with a lid.
Tips to make Perfect Pesarattu:
- No need to soak green gram and rice overnight. You can soak 4-5 hours prior to cooking.
- This batter doesn’t need time to ferment. You can pour in attu’s as soon as you grind the batter.
- Keep a check on salt, as we will add salt in pesarattu batter and upma also.
How to make Upma?
- First in a kadai | skillet add oil and when it heats up add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. When these starts to crackle add dry red chili and curry leaves.
- When the curry leaves start to change color, add sliced onions and green chilies. Fry until onions turn translucent.
- Now add water and salt. Bring this boil and reduce the flame to medium. Let the water gets reduced to 2/3rd consistency.
- Slowly by continuously stirring the water, add in semolina. Reduce the flame and cook till the mixture gets thickened like you see in the picture.
- Finally, turn off the flame and set this aside.
Tips to make Perfect Upma:
- You can add chopped tomatoes to the recipe as it imparts nice color and taste to upma.
- You can even add chopped ginger and turmeric for taste and
How to Assemble Pesarattu Upma?
- Keep all the filling ingredients and upma ready nearby.
- Heat a pan and rub it with half cut onion. When the pan is hot enough, take a ladle full of batter and spread it on the pan in clock wise direction to form a full circle.
- Leave the oil from the sides of the pesarattu. When the pesarattu starts to release from the sides, spread generous amount of chopped onions, ginger, cumin and green chili. Top with a layer of upma and fold it
- Roast it on medium flame until the outer side turn little crisp. Remove it on to a serving plate and serve hot.
- I served pesarattu upma with peanut chutney and ginger pickle.
- Add love to make this Pesarattu Upma taste ‘Yummy’.
Ruxana Gafoor says
Wow!A real filling breakfast…sounds interesting
Archana Potdar says
Took me to Ahmadabad where two of my friends set up a live counter for this dish. I am yet to make it. Some day:D
Rafeeda AR says
I am really tempted by the pesarattu… ever since the doc has asked me to go completely vegan for some, I am amazed how much we have in our own food to meet our needs! You seem to make upma like my mom does… when I make it like that, my upma becomes a mess… 🙁 One recipe that I never seem to be getting it right… hehe… Going to try this over the weekend, InShaAllah…
Rabia S. says
I love the recipe and I love how you explain the single steps and the pictures. If I had time now I would just run in the kitchen and start doing it as I had not breakfast yet. No fancy ingredients and filling- I will definitly try it out!
Blogs by FA says
This looks something like DOSA to me. Have eaten dosa several times but never tried the pesarattu. I don't think I will be making it myself but it would be nice to try it at a restaurant.
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I've never heard of this before and it sounds like such a great way to use green mung dal! I was really hoping there would be step by step instructions and the photographs were brilliant (as always) – what would you say this tastes like, if you had to compare it to say a chapati or naan or something similar.
hina's world says
I believe this is an Indian dish…have heard its name on many movies but never had a chance to try it out
Kai Darul says
That looks really good. And it is kind of a pancake + omelette. I wonder how it tastes.
For the first time I've tried something you posted 🙂 and I don't think it was the same combination but it was delicious !!
Our Muslim Homeschool says
Wow! I can really appreciate all the love and effort that goes into making traditional food like pesarattu. Looks absolutely delicious 🙂
Muslim Mummy says
Oh not heard of this before. Certainly looks interesting! And great instructions for making it!
Sainab Sharif says
Wow this looks amazing, i love reading about other traditional food and how it's made
Hafsa Baber says
jazakAllah u khair for harinf this amazing recipe
Amina Edota says
Looks really interesting – plus yummy and filling as well. I love the pictures you've added of the entire process. Makes it do-able.
Zainab Dokrat says
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Zainab Dokrat says
Love your blog, your pictures are stunning and thank you for sharing 🙂 (www.spicyfusionkitchen.com)
myda tahir says
Thanks Lubna for the detailed review, will surely try this and let you know.
StyleXplora Waseema Abdool Khader says
This looks heavenly and so different from what we normally make at home….I really cannot wait to try it…hope it comes out as mouthwatering as yours looks
..Thankyou for sharing!
Umm Johar says
Salaam, This recipe looks absolutely amazing. I need to try this! Masha'Allah great pictures!!