Saturday, October 6, 2018

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM No comments
Here comes a Salem signature special recipe!!!
Though this looks similar to arisi upma, the roasting of the rice and moong dhal, gives a different flavor to this upma.
"Akki" in Kannada language means rice, and "Usili"  means , a grainy texture.

Rice - 1 cup
Split moong dhal - 1/4 cup
Water -  2 3/4  cups
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

To season
Coconut oil - 3 tsps
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Split urad dhal - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2, chopped fine
Red chillies - 2, broken
Grated coconut - 2 tbsps
Curry leaves - 1 few

Recipe Cuisine: South indian; Category: Breakfast/dinner
Prep time: 20 mts; Cooking time: 20 mts

Serves 2

Rice and moong dhal measured separately, taken and dry roasted till they turn golden in color.

Rice, let to cool down, and blended into a coarse rava texture 

Roasted dhal, soaked in hot water for 1/2 hour, then cooked separately, till it gets cooked to a soft texture. If we try to cook this along with the rice rava, they don't get cooked properly.

Non stick pan heated, coconut oil added, and the above mentioned seasonings added.

curry leaves and green chillies enter the pan too

Wait till the urad dhal gets golden, 

then add the measured water , grated coconut and then, salt to taste is also added.

When the water starts boiling, add the rice rava

Mix well, and keep it covered with a lid, taking care to keep the flames on the lowest.

Rice rava is half cooked, the mixture has become thick, now add the cooked moong dhal.

Let everything get cooked together well.

Now add the ghee.

Perfectly done. Switch off now.

Serve this extremely tasty Upma, with a bowl of curds, and Orange peel and segments kuzhambu.

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