Sunday, January 2, 2011

Pesarattu Upma (Andhra’s Special)

Pesarattu Upma is one of the renowned and delicious breakfast in Andhra. This is made with green gram dal also known as pesalu ( in Telugu) and green chillies . This is a combination of two dishes Pesarattu + Upma. This goes well with ginger chuteny ( which I will be posting in future). 


Green gram dal (pesalu) 2 cups
Raw Rice (optional) 2 spoons
Green chillies  4 nos.
Salt As Required
onion chopped 1 cup
ginger  chopped 1 spoon
cumin seeds 1 spoon

  • Soak the green gram dal and raw rice over night in water
  • Next day drain the water add green chillies, salt and grind it to a smooth batter by adding water to it.
  • After removing the batter in a bowl add cumin seeds to it.
  • Heat griddle or flat pan (if you want sprinkle water or rub with half cut onion facing the cut side on griddle)
  • Pour a small amount of batter in center and spread it with round spoon in round shape.
  • Add chopped onion and ginger on it. 

  • Add 1 tsp of oil/ghee to the edges of pesarattu
  • Cook it on lower flame till it turns golden color and add upma on one half of it and fold the other half on it.

  • Serve with ginger chutney



Sooji Rava 1 cup
Water 2 ½ cup
Channa Dal 2 spoons
Urad Dal 1 spoon
Mustard Seeds  1/2 spoon
Cumin Seeds  1 spoon
Onions  chopped  ½ cup
Green chillies chopped  4 nos.
Ginger chopped
Curry Leaves
Oil   2 spoons
Salt  As Required

  • Roast Sooji Rava on low flame for 5 minutes. Don’t Burn it and Keep aside
  • Heat the oil in a Cooking vessel and add chana dal fry it for some time
  • Add the Urad dal, Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and fry them till there turn golden
  • Add chopped onions , green chillies and ginger and fry till soft.
  • Add 2 1/2 cups of water and salt to it
  • After getting bubbles add roasted sooji rava by pouring it slowly to avoid lumps and mix well
  • Add little ghee and let it cook for 6-8 mintes
  • Serve with Pesarattu


  1. Love pesarattu upma, it indeed is an andhra special.. welcome to the blogging world

  2. Pesarattu with Upma looks soo nice...
    I hav tried pesarattu few times , but not with upma stuffing..this look lovely.Will try out soon.

  3. awesome Pesarattu Green Gram Dosa upma. looking mouth watering and delicious.

  4. I was looking for an this andra special and reached here , you have a nice space

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