Pesarattu Upma

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The below is a piece of writing, and not real. The story is my entry for the theme ‘Food with fiction’ for Blogging Marathon.

“You would make me the happiest person on Earth if you accept my proposal (of marriage). I want to be with you for the rest of my life. Can we start a new life together?  “, he asked her almost 2 years back. She had said yes, but he wasn’t sure whether he was the happiest person on earth now. He wasn’t even sure he was happy.

“Two years of working together, one year of friendship, four months of whirlwind romance …And now its fights everyday! About everything! What went wrong?! I used to be crazy about her, but now she drives me crazy.” He thought dryly.

A year into marriage, he realized the whole thing was not what he expected. The tiny demure woman he loved is now a raging demon he avoids as much as he can. “If I drive, its rash driving. If I watch TV, then I am neglecting her. For anything and everything, there is a way of doing things and it’s always HER way. Everything should be done a certain way and its the end of the world if it doesn’t.”

“It’s end of the world for me anyway”, he thought as he drove aimlessly. After today’s fight, he was sure she would have left their home. May be he should not go back to check!

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He knew not how, but he was there in the beach now. He parked his car and walked towards the waves. For a second he considered walking right into the ocean. “It’s too big. It will drown out all my problems.”

He sat there watching the waves. Not thinking anything. Just looking at the waves.

He had no idea how long he was there. It was dark when his phone beeped. It was a message from his wife.

“You would make me the happiest person on Earth if you accept my apology. I want to be with you for the rest of my life. Can we start a new life together please? “

He couldn’t help but smile. He took the phone out. He knew it was going to be a long call. He knew they had a lot to talk. And he knew it was better over the phone than in person.

And above all, he knew that everything was going to be fine now.

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And while they sort out their problems, let us have a look into the protein rich dosa kind of pancake here. Pesarattu is an Andhra specialty and its served with upma.

Though ideally it’s cooked in a lot of oil, you can skip/reduce it when using a non stick pan. Now that makes it healthy, a good source of protein and a perfect dinner for sports enthusiastic kids. I am sure Pradnya would agree with me.

Sending this over to Pradnya’s place where she is serving Nutritious Food for Sports Enthusiasts for Valli’s Kid’s Delight, this month.

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Recipe Source : Cook’s Hide out. You can check out the recipe for Upma there. I will be updating it later here.

Ingredients:

  • Green gram dal, whole  :  2 cups
  • Rice                                       :    1/4 cup
  • Green chilies                     :    4-5
  • Ginger                                  : 2″ piece
  • Cumin seeds                      : 1tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil
  • Onion                                  :    1, chopped fine
  • Jeera , to sprinkle on top

Method:

  1. Soak whole green gram dal overnight or for 4 hours at least.
  2. Grind it along with the chillies, 1 tsp jeera, ginger and salt. Make the batter as smooth as you can, though it will still be a bit coarse.
  3.  Heat a tawa. Add a ladle full of the prepared batter and spread it like a dosa. Sprinkle a bit of jeera and finely chopped onions on top. Press lightly with a spoon .
  4. Take one tsp of oil and pour all around the pesarattu. Cook till the bottom is done and flip over and cook the other side.
  5. Serve hot with chutney of your choice.

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “Pesarattu Upma

  1. Wow loved the story and the platter as well!..what a wonderful combination of fiction with food..:)

  2. wow that was a wonderful story dear :) and pesarattu looks super delicious :)

  3. story seems like a leaf out of every couple’s life, never knew pesarattu was served with upma as a traditional combo…i am used to it bcoz that is how they served in our office canteen in hyderabad office, Rajani, suggest your write often

  4. sizzlingtastebuds

    Loved the writing – akin to a Tamil short film I watched recently on YouTube . The combo looks divine – takes me back to Hyderabad :-))

  5. Its happens in everyone’s life na.. Pesarattu upma both are a fabulous pair..

  6. Lovely little story.. very well written.
    Pesarattu-upma look awesome.. Thanks for the mention :-)

  7. Short and sweet Rajani!! Love the combo of pesarattu and upma!!

  8. Such a cute little story! Almost happening at every household :) I love the Upma Pesarattu combo :)

  9. As Mir rightly says, another great story!

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