April 22, 2013

{Simple and Easy Meals} Talimpu Roti | Rice and Green Moong Dal Uppittu (Porridge)

"I never desire to converse with a [wo]man who has written more than [s]he has read" ~ Samuel Johnson

What have you been reading lately? I, for one buried my nose into the classic Kane and Abel by Jeffery Archer for past 3 straight days (and nights), reading frantically on my Iphone kindle app. Yep, on that small, tiny screen. What a fabulous read it is and what a prolific writer Jeffery Archer is! His portrayal of both the protagonists - Kane and Abel is just brilliant. As a reader, you want both of them to win and taste their share of victory. You root for both of them. There is emotion, suspense, drama in the novel and I was left with a THAT sense of sadness when it came to an end. Doesn't that always happen with every good book we tend to read? :-)

What have you been eating lately? With summer at its peak, I hardly want to enter the kitchen let alone cook. I start sweating so profusely that I feel like having a bath, again.

..a long time ago, I made some talimpu roti (rice and green gram porridge). So long ago that I forgot how it tastes like. So long ago that I almost forgot such a thing exists and it was then an easy super fast breakfast or brunch dish. So I made it again, just to savor its flavor and experience its comfort. The sun god too took a break today and the weather was a little pleasant with slight cool breeze all evening. Perfect with a cup of masala tea to finish with.


..just two main ingredients...

{Recipe} Talimpu Roti | Rice and Green Moong Dal (Porridge)

Adapted from Sreelu's Tasty Travels
Serve 2-3


1 cup of short grain white rice
1/2 cup whole green moong dal
2 tsp vegetable/canola oil
1/2 tsp split white urad dal
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp of coarsely ground ginger-green chilli paste (or 1-2 green chillies + 1 tsp of minced fresh ginger)
few curry leaves


1. Wash and soak rice in enough water for 20-25 mins. Rinse the whole green moong dal as well. Drain.

2. Dry rice and moong dal separately on towel. Grind them together to a coarse powder (rava). You can make this mixture way ahead and store in an air tight container.

2. For 1 measure of rice-green gram mixture, we need 2 measures of water. Heat oil in a kadai, add urad dal, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, ginger-green chilli paste and curry leaves. Let them splutter a bit.

3. Add 2 cups of water and let it come to a rolling boil.

4. Reduce heat to low and slowly add 1 cup of rice-green gram mixture. Keep stirring while doing so. Cover and let the water get absorbed completely. Finally add a small spoon of ghee.

Serve immediately with any podi or pickle

Note: The same recipe can be easily made in a pressure cooker. Follow the same steps and cook for 3 whistles. Allow it to naturally cool and Serve.

...Healthy breakfast ready in minutes...

I made few small, thin pancakes out of the left over porridge the next day. Crispy on outside and with soft insides, these tasted so good. Didn't feel like left overs at all. :-)

..left over rice and green moong dal porridge as small pancakes..

This is Recipe 28 added to my The 100 Recipe Challenge for Year 2013. Check out the rest of the recipes too!


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  1. Siri, so glad that you have tried and liked the recipe. Has been ages since I made. Your post inspired to make this again.

  2. This is such a delicious nutritious recipe. Love how simple it is. Will definitely try is soon :)


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