Hesarukaalu Upittu Recipe (Moong Dal Upma)

Rich in protein, this recipe has bursting fresh lemony-zingy flavours and is a great diabetic friendly recipe as well.

Gauravi Vinay
61 ratings.
Hesarukaalu Upittu Recipe (Moong Dal Upma)

Hesarukaalu Upittu Recipe (Moong Dal Upma) is unique upma recipe is made from soaked split moong lentils. This protein rich recipe has bursting fresh lemony-zingy flavours, and a great diabetic friendly recipe as well. Enjoy Hesarukaalu upittu Recipe (Moong Dal Upma) as an evening snack with chai or an early dinner, garnished with coriander, freshly grated coconut and fried ginger julienne.

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Cuisine: Karnataka
Course: Snack
Diet: Diabetic Friendly
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split) , soaked for minimum 4 hours
  • 2 Onions , finely chopped
  • 10 Green Chillies , (adjust)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander leaves (Dhania) , chopped
  • 1/3 cup Green peas (Matar) , steamed/cooked
  • 3 Dry red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 tablespoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1/2 Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 50 grams Cashew nuts
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Enos fruit salt
  • 1 Lemon , juiced
  • 1 inch Ginger , julienned
  • Cooking oil , as needed
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated

Directions for Hesarukaalu Upittu Recipe (Moong Dal Upma)

  1. To prepare Hesarukaalu upittu Recipe (Moong Dal Upma), soak moong dal for at least 4 hours, cook peas and get prep with all the ingredients. In a mixer grinder, add moong dal, hing, green chillies, juice of half lemon, 1 tablespoon oil, salt, 3/4 cup of water and blend to a smooth paste.

  2. Now, get the Steamer/Idli steamer ready for steaming. Grease the steaming dish/tin, bring water to a boil in the steamer.

  3. Add eno in 2 tablespoons of water and gently incorporate into the batter without overworking. Transfer this into the steaming dish and steam this for 20 minutes. It should be done in 20 minutes on medium high flame. Let this cool completely.

  4. Now crumble the steamed cakes into tiny granules with your fingers and set aside.

  5. In a large pan, heat some oil add ginger to fry it till golden and remove it on a plate.

  6. Adjust oil as required in the same pan and in the hot oil, add mustard seeds to let it crackle.

  7. Now lower the heat and add urad dal, chana dal, hing, and cashews.

  8. Keep stirring until they change colour, add curry leaves and add green and red chillies.

  9. Stir them for a minute and add onions and a pinch of salt and cook for 3-4 minutes until the onions are well cooked.

  10. Add turmeric powder to the pan and give it a mix, add the cooked peas and stir, tip in the moong dal granules and mix everything gently.

  11. Add the juice from 1/2 a lemon and adjust salt. Combine and cook for maximum 2-3 minutes only, covered on low heat, until everything combines. (Overdoing hardens the recipe)

  12. Top Hesarukaalu upittu Recipe (Moong Dal Upma) with coriander, freshly grated coconut and fried ginger julienne and serve during tea time or dinner.

Gauravi Vinay

Last Modified On Monday, 23 January 2017 15:00

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