April 26, 2014

Moong dal upma recipe - hesru bele upma - how to make split green gram upma - breakfast recipe

Moong dal upma recipe - The word  ' Upma'  brings the thought of  South Indian breakfast, in the mind of many people.  Yes, its true. Moong dal upma is an authentic dish of Coastal region of South Karnataka. This upma is also known as usali, in that part. Besides moong dal, the legumes such as dry white or green peas/ vatana, brown chick peas / chana and green gram / Moong are also used to make such usali for breakfast. I make this usali once in a week This dish is a protein provider and energy booster as they contain proteins and other nutrients. These usalis are extremely good for health with average taste. If one can think about the qualities of good food and develop the tendency of good eating habit, they may develop interest in eating such authentic , healthy dish. This is a healthy dish with low fat. So health conscious people can prepare and eat it.

Moong  dal  upma in a serving bowl
Moong  dal  upma recipe.

1 cup split green gram / moong dal
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
1 dry red chilly, broken
1 tsp mustard seeds,
7-8 curry leaves
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste

  • Boil 5-6 cups of water in a deep vessel. Once the water boils, add washed split green gram to it. Then cook it on a medium flame until moong dal turn soft. Drain and set aside. 
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry red chilly to it. When they crackle nicely and red chilly turn to brown colour, add chopped onion and fry until translucent. Then add the cooked moong dal,  sugar and salt  to it. 
  • Mix well and cook covered on low flame, stirring in between for about 2 minutes. Then remove from the flame and add lemon juice, fresh coconut and coriander leaves. 
  • Mix gently and serve the moong  dal  upma  hot with a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, fruit juice or lassi. 

hesru bele upma ready to serve


  1. Beautiful recipe, never heard of this, thanks for sharing, a certain try soon.

  2. Upma with moong dal sounds new.. Looks delicious..

  3. Nice one! This is one of my favourite breakfast dish.

  4. looks very delicious and tempting!!

  5. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards, upma recipe


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