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Green gram upma

Called as “taalimpu rotti” in Telugu

Recipe by lakshmi srinivas of Vizianagaram, IN

Healthy traditional Tiffin variety from some Andhra families

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1 cup Rice
    • 1 cup Whole green gram
    • 4 cup Water
    • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp Urad dha
    • 1 tsp Jeera
    • 6 pieces Red chilies
    • 2 Green chilies slit lengthwise
    • 6 pieces Ginger (1 inch)
    • Curry leaves
    • Salt
    • Oil


    1. Heat a heavy-bottomed kadai and add oil
    2. Add mustard, urad, red chilies and jeera
    3. When they are properly fried then add ginger, gr.chilies and curry leaves.
    4. Now add 4 cups water and cover the vessel.
    5. When water starts boiling add salt and the coarsely ground rice-dhal mixture
    6. Mix continuously for a minute and now cover it.
    7. Let it cook for 10-15 mins stirring in between.
    8. When cooked, add a spoon of oil, cover and leave aside for 5 mins.
    9. Now serve hot with raw onion pieces.



    lakshmi srinivas

    lakshmi srinivas

    thanks sushama...both rice and whole green gram are used need to grind them coarsely and use in the recipe.plz note that its NOT GREEN GRAM DHAL BUT WHOLE GREEN GRAM..

    Sushama Jayashekar

    Sorry is it cooked or uncooked rice and raw green gram dal or soaked in water for sometime? can you advise recipe sounds good though.

    lakshmi srinivas

    lakshmi srinivas

    thank you!!!


    Brilliant recipe, dear Lakshmi, keep up the good work. Regards, from Shweta.


    wonderful recipe...n very healty...going to try it today...