Thursday, March 22, 2007

Travelog # 29 - MLA Pesarattu

Have you heard of MLA Pesaratu? I heard, saw and ate it for the first time in Hyderabad last night.

I had no idea as to what it was when I asked for it in Chutneys. I ordered for it purely based on order taker's advise and out of my curiosity. When I was served with it, it looked like a typical Masala Dosa and for a minute thought it was just another type of Masala Dosa. But quickly saw the difference as I started munching away.

It is like Masala Dosa but the stuffing is Upma instead of Aloo curry and the Dosa mix felt different too. But it looked and tasted like Dosa and Upma and was delicious and filling. But why in the world is it called MLA Pesarattu? I asked the Hotel guys and they didn't know and even googling didn't help.

Do you know why a Upma stuffed Dosa is called MLA Pesarattu?