Andhra, one of the southern state in India is a home to many royal and exotic dishes. It is well known for its intense heat and spice level. In general, the hyderabadi cuisine (those that came from the Nizam's kitchen) is highlighted around the world. But this state has much more to offer than a rich and royal Dum Briyani and Salan. The telugu cuisine is divided into four major categories. Coastal Andhra, Telangana, Hyderabadi and Rayalseema. To know more about these specific cuisines, you can read through wiki in detail. Every region has its own culinary identity.
Pesarattu - Andhra Breakfast | Moong Dal Crepe
The magic saucepan is embarked on yet another food journey this month, along with few other Bloggers. From North to South and East to West, we will be travelling across each Indian state featuring the local cuisine. Since breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day and I personally have a hard time figuring out different varieties on a daily basis, this space will be highlighting the traditional breakfast items and / or their associated accompaniments from each state. To begin with, the first post of this month's mega marathon is graced by the very famous Andhra Breakfast - Pesarattu.
One thing that inspires me the most about South Indian cooking, is its simplicity. Nothing elaborate or luxurious. A feast is prepared just by using the available topographical ingredients. One such simple yet a hearty dish from this state, is this "Pesarattu". A typical Andhra breakfast, just like other south Indian states consists of Dosa, Upma or Idly along with coffee and tea. This moong dal crepe is a filling dish and sometimes, it is served with Upma hidden inside the dosa, known as Upma pesarattu or MLA pesarattu. There is a funny story behind its etymology. It is told that the Upma was hidden inside the pesarattu and served, only to some prominent members in the MLA quarters of Hyderabad. Hence the name MLA Pesarattu and gradually it became quite famous throughout the entire region.
Sapana Behl says
I missed this post , dosa looks sinful and tempting !
vaishali sabnani says
Star dosa of the day..healthy..delicious one..
Suma Gandlur says
Yummy and nutritious attu.
Gayathri Kumar says
Didn't know that there is MLA Pesarattu. Your pesarattu looks perfect and is so inviting...
It is nice to know how pesarattu got the name MLA pesarattu. It is one healthy breakfast to start off the day.
Jayanthi Padmanabhan says
I read about the MLA pesarattu story also.. Your pesarattu looks perfect
Priya Srinivasan says
Upma stuffed pesarattu tastes awesome, i make it whenever i have some leftover upma from breakfast. Such a healthy and protein-packed dish!!!
Saraswathi Tharagaram says
Healthy and Nutritious way to kick start the day..Yummy
Upma pesarattu aka MLA pesarattu brings back sooooooo many memories of Hyderabad ! The combo looks delish NISHA ;-))
Nalini's Kitchen says
Such an authentic and healthy recipe,looks delicious ..
Priya Suresh says
Love MLA pesarattu very much, i can have this protein rich dosas anytime of the day with some ginger chutney.
Chef Mireille says
yours came out so neat and beautiful...like a restaurant
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
Loved making these for this month's marathon...Same pinch! looking forward to your rest of the posts for the month 🙂
Varadas Kitchen says
Pesarattu looks delicious. Nice to know that we can look forward to 29 more breakfast recipes.
Rajani S says
I love pesarattu and upma combination. it tastes heavenly!
Pavani N says
Absolutely delicious looking pesarattu -- tasty & nutritious way to start any day.
Looking forward to your posts this month.
Archana Potdar says
Delicious. I like the MLA idea.I will join Harini when she starts her breakfast. 🙂
The Pumpkin Farm says
I agree , the south indian food is all about simple and yet flavor packed food, this is one such dish that stands out
I am so looking forward to your breakfast dishes Nisha...awesome start!..
Nivedhanams Sowmya says
today has been a pesarettu day!!! so many delicious pesarettu!!! so yummy and healthy!!
Harini-Jaya R says
Pass the plate please..Craving for Pesarattu after seeing so many of them today..Lovely pictures.
Sreevalli E says
Dosa looks tempting & inviting. It's very authentic to andhra.
Manjula Bharath says
Wow such an delicious and yummy pesarratu very well made , love the perfect round shape 🙂 what an yummy way to start the marathon 🙂 I wud love to finish the plate right away 🙂
Padmajha PJ says
Yes, I too have heard of MLA perasittu and was wondering how it got that name! Nice authentic AP dish.The last pic with the butter[or is it ginger] looks great!