Pasi Paruppu Pittu /Moong Dal Upma and Sheera

Very much healthy and comforting and one of our favorite breakfast ever!  It is little lengthy procedure to do.  Try it on Sunday or in a holiday. Let me assure you the time you spend in the kitchen is worth enough to prepare this breakfast and I bet you and your family will enjoy. 

Check the below quick and easy breakfast Upma Varieties:

  • 1 cup Moong Dal / Yellow Split peas/Split Mung Bean
  • 1 Hand full Boiled Rice

~For Spicy Flavor
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Chana Dal (Split Black Chickpeas) - 1/2 tsp
  • Urud Dal (white Lenti) - 1/2 tsp (grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
  • Green chili - 1 to 2
  • Mor Molga (Dry marinated green chili) - available in Indian store
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • oil for seasoning
  • Salt to taste

~For Sweet Flavor
  • Sugar - 1.5 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Almond, pistachio, cashews, raisin(which ever available with you)
  • Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Time required:  1 hr (excluding soaking and grinding time)


1) Soak the rice up to 12 hrs/overnight & moong dal is about 2 to 3 hrs. Then grind them as batter like rava mixture. Don’t grind them very smoothly. Just run it once. That’s it.

2) Grease the oil in idli plates and bake it as idli. Once idli done keep it aside for cooling and then smash the idli as powder format.

You can prepare this recipe in 2 types of flavor.

For Spicy Flavor Method:

Heat oil in a heavy saucepan. Fry the mor molaga/ dry marinated green chili  and keep it aside. In the same oil add mustard and urad dal seeds allow them to splutter. Add the curry leaves, turmeric powder, salt and fry for 2 mins. Add the cooked moong idli crumbled powder and stir very gently with a wide spatula till oil coats evenly. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

For Sweet Flavor Method:

Heat another  pan, add 1 cup water and 1 ½ cups of sugar bring them to boil, once sugar dissolves nicely, then add 1 cup moong dal crumbled mixture and mix well. Fry the cashews and raisins in  clarified butter & pour them on top.

Serving: Serve Hot. Enjoy the healthy comforting breakfast.


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