Sunday, 8 February 2015

Umpa Pesarattu / Green Moong Dosa stuffed with Upma !



Pesarattu or Green Moong dal Dosa is a healthy and very nutritious breakfast dish of Andhra Pradesh and is  generally served Allam (Ginger)chutney. The first time i ever heard the word pesarattu ans tasted was 6 to 7 years back when I used to have breakfast in an Andhra mess near my workplace.
The hot crispy dosa rolled and filled with soft and spicy upma, onions and green chillis served with chutney and sambar.. wow delicious !
Pesarattu can be eaten as such without any upma filling too. But this is an awesome combo and a filling breakfast.
I have already posted the recipe for upma HERE



INGREDIENTS

English

Tamil

Telugu

Hindi

Quantity

Green Moong Dal

Pachai Payaru

Pesarapappu

Hara Moong Dal

2 cups

Rice

Arii

Biyyam

Chawal

1/3 cup

Green Chilli

Pachai Milagai

Pachi Mirapakaaya

Hari Mirch

5 small + 2 Nos

Ginger

Inji

Allam

Adrak

3 pieces (1 inch each)

Cumin Seeds

Seeragam

Jeelakara

Jeera

1 tsp

Onion

Vengayam

Ullipaya

Pyaaz

1 Medium

Oil

Ennai

Nune

Thel

AS Needed

Salt

Uppu

Uppu

Namak

AS NEeded

Cilantro

Kothamalli

Kothimeera

Hara Dhaniya

a fistful, chopped

 






STEPS

  • Wash and soak the moong dal and rice overnight. 
  • You can discard the water and let it sprout too to make it more nutritious. I left it for 2 days and you can see those wonderful healthy sprouts. In that case soak rice just 4 - 5 hours before grinding.
  • Grind the moong dal, rice,ginger and green chillis with sufficient salt and water to make a nice batter. It should be slightly thicker than our normal dosa batter.
  • Instead of adding rice and grinding , you can also add 2 - 3 tbsp of rice flour.



  • Heat a dosa pan and grease it with some oil.
  • Take a ladle full of batter and spread evenly as shown.
  • Sprinkle some finely chopped onions and green chillis.
  • Drop some oil on the sides of dosa if needed.

  • Place the one or two scoops of upma and roll the dosa both the sides securing the upma stuffing.
  • Your delicious upma pesarattu is ready. Easy peasy and healthy delectable meal.


  • Serve it with the tradional allam chutney or any other spicy chutney. We enjoyed it with a spicy tomato based chutney.
  • You can also give a try with this different Ginger Pickle / Thokku that i posted earlier.



With Love,

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