Pessarattu Upma

Pessarattu upma or what is also known as MLA Pessarattu is a popular dosa made from whole green gram and served with a dollop of upma either tucked inside it or spread all over the dosa. . It is served along with a variety of chutneys the most popular being the roasted gram and coriander chutney and the ginger chutney called allam pachadi. One Pessarattu and you are ready for the day!

Posting the links to Pessarattu, upma and the roasted gram chutney… Upma is prepared separately and is made slightly more softer than the regular one by adding a little more of water than usual.

Pour the batter of the Pessarattu over a hot skillet. Drizzle with ghee or oil. Allow to roast over a gentle flame till crisp and golden brown in colour. Top it with the Upma. Spread. Fold the Pessarattu into half and serve hot.

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/pessaratte-dosa/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/vegetable-upma/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/roasted-gram-daalia-puttani-chutney-2/

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Onion and veggies poha

Onion and veggies poha was one breakfast that we as kids enjoyed during our Girl guides and Boy Scouts camps that were always held amidst the greenery of a forest… Each of us was assigned a task. The girls would chop vegetables, clean the place, light the choolah and get things ready for breakfast. The boys would fetch water, bring firewood and help around with the odd jobs. I can still remember the distinct fragrance of the onion and veggies poha on that choolah… Sheer heaven.

This preparation is exactly like how one prepares aloo poha….Posting the link to the Aloo poha… One just needs to add whatever veggies one would prefer along with the potatoes. Here I have used carrot, capsicum and peas. Par boil the carrot and peas and saute them with the onions once the onions turn golden brown. Rest of the procedure is the same.

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/aloo-poha/

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Vermicelli Pulao

An easy to prepare, filling and delicious Pulao which can be served at breakfast or lunch. Ready in just fifteen minutes and is a real saviour when having guests. Link to the ‘All purpose chutney’ used in the pulao is given below.

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/all-purpose-chutney-recipe/

Ingredients:

1 cup vermicelli

1.5 cups of boiling water

2 tsps ghee/ clarified butter for roasting the vermicelli

A mixture of 2tbsps ghee and 3tbsps oil for seasoning.

1 small capsicum chopped

1 small carrot chopped

1 large onion chopped fine

A fistful of peas

4 tbsps of all purpose chutney

2 inch piece of cinnamon

4 cloves

1 bay leaf

4 cardamom

1 tsp Biryani masala

1/2 tsp lemon juice

2tsps finely chopped coriander leaves

Salt

Method:

Roast the Vermecilli in ghee to a golden brown. Keep aside. Heat the ghee and oil mixture in a pan. Drop in the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf. After it splutters drop in the onions, carrots and peas. Add salt and saute till the onion turns translucent. Add the chopped capsicum and the ‘All purpose chutney’ and continue to saute for a couple of minutes. Add the Biryani masala and saute for a minute. Pour in the boiling water and bring the mixture to a boil. Drop the roasted Vermecilli and once it starts boiling lower heat cover and cook for around seven to eight minutes. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well and serve hot.

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Thali Meal- 142

A Thali with Sattvik and non Sattvik food to celebrate friendship day..

In India, the first Sunday of August marks friendship day. Friends wish one another, go out for lunch or meet over coffee. Exchange of yellow roses and chocolates is also common.

Sattvik food are those preparations without the use of onion and garlic and are prepared on auspicious occasions and when one is fasting.

Food items which use whole spices, garlic and onion are enjoyed on all other days.

Here is a Thali which has a mix of both for all my friends.

On the platter are rice, dal, double beans hummanna, idli, chutney, pathrado, gulab jamoon, curds and mixed vegetable pickle, in the sattvik section. On the other side are double beans Saung, moong Sannakhotto, tomato omelette and chutney, slices of onion, vermicelli kheer, Andhra Avakai pickle and masala chaas.

Papad is common to both. It has been rolled and shaped into yellow roses which symbolise friendship.

Sharing the recipe links below.

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/double-beans-hummana/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/navy-beans-saung/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/barnyard-millet-and-urad-dal-idli/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/moong-pathrado-colocassia-leaves-roll-2/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/green-gram-and-colocassia-leaves-dumplings-moong-and-aloo-leaves-sannakhotto-recipe/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/tomato-omelette/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/gulab-jamoon-recipe/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/sevya-kheer/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/mixed-vegetable-pickle-recipe/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/avakai-pickle-recipe/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/masala-chaanch/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/dali/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/recipe-to-make-the-perfect-rice/

https://vinayasculinarydelights.com/all-purpose-chutney-recipe/

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