Pittu Recipe - Dal Upma(Moongdal & chana dal)

Pittu is an Authentic Vysyas delicacy, made with chanadal & Moong dal. It is a special recipe made when guest arrives home. This upma is made only with dals, so it is  packed with high content of fiber & proteins. so it is fiber & protein Rich upma.

Pittu Recipe

 Prep Time :  15   min. 
Cook Time : 25  minutes.
Recipe Category: Tiffin
Recipe Cusine :vysyas Recipes


Moongdal - 3/4 cup.
chana dal - 1/4 cup.
lemon(big) - 1.
Green chillies - 6.
salt - as needed.

To Temper

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Urad dal - 1 tsp.
chana dal - 1 tsp.
curry leaves - 1 sprig.


Soak the Moong dal & chanadal to gether for 2 hours.

  • Grind the soaked dal with salt to a coarse paste, with little water.The consistency be like idli batter consistency. Then  transfer it to Greased plate or tray  & steam cook it for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile Grind Green chillies & salt to a paste. 

  • When it completely cools down, crumble it. Add Green chillies paste & squeezed lemon to it & give a mix.

  • Now heat the kadai, add mustard seeds when it splutters add chanadal, urad dal, curry leaves, when dals turns golden brown, add  1/4 cup of water, when water starts boiling add this crumbled idli's , add salt(adjust salt) & give a mix.  

  • Always Grind the batter coarsely.
  •  if you find difficulty in crumbling the idli's, pulse it in a mixie.
  • you can grind both the dal's in equal ratio also.
  • you can have pickles or onions as sides.
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