Sunday, September 23, 2018

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM No comments
The most versatile upma, made in almost every South Indian here...with the aroma of the semolina/sooji roasted in ghee with the goodness of the vegetables.....
Please check my other upma varieties....
1. Vegetable idli upma
2. Samba rava upma with coconut
3. Samba rava upma with veggies
4. Samba rava buttermilk upma
5. Sooji buttermilk upma
6. Bread upma
7. Arisi upma

Rava - 2 cups
Water - 41/2 cups ( If you want the upma in slightly grainy texture, then add 1:2 water)
Ghee - 2 tsps, to roast the rava; 2 tsps to add in the end
Salt to taste
Onion - 1, slightly big, chopped fine
Carrots - 2, chopped fine
Fresh peas - 1 cup, shelled
Lemon juice - 3 tbsps

To season
Cooking oil - 4-5 tbsps
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Broken urad dhal - 1 1/2 tsps
Channa dhal - 11/2 tsps
Ginger - a small piece, chopped
Curry leaves - few
Green chillies - 2 chopped fine
Red chillies - 2-3, broken

Recipe cuisine: South Indian; Category: Breakfast
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 15 mts

Serves 4-5

 Rava getting roasted in ghee

chopped and kept ready

roasted rava kept aside in a bowl

Cooking oil heated in a non stick pan, hing powder and mustard seeds seasoned

urad and channa dhals added

ginger, curry leaves, green and red chillies enter the pan too

now, chopped onions

sauteed well

measured water added, salt to taste added

carrots and peas, cooked in microwave steamer , added. You can cook the veggies in pressure cooker for 1 whistle and add too. Any other veggies of your choice can be added, like bell peppers. I generally avoid beans, because, then it becomes hard to differentiate the green chillies from the beans.

Water is getting heated and about to boil

now, the roasted rava added, and stirred without stopping briskly, so that lumps will not form

stirred nicely

close with a lid, flames on the lowest

2 tsps ghee added towards the end

lemon juice added

Cooked well, the aroma will be permeating all over the house.....hunger pangs getting started....


Serve with any chutney of your choice, or a bowl of, all wanted to eat with some chips...whatever the side may be, this is a very tasty upma...

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