Upma

Upma is a traditional south Indian breakfast dish made from Wheat semolina. There are 3 to 4 verities of Rava available in the market. A finer polished Rava is called  Suji in Hindi and is mostly used to prepare sweets like Suji Halwa, Sheera etc.The Rava i have used is called Bansi Rava in India and it is not a fine Rava and it has got fiber and is healthy.  Broken wheat also is available, which is cooked in milk  to prepare Dhaliya . Upma is usually served with Pickle, Groundnut powder ,Groundnut chutney or Coconut chutney.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes
Cooking Time – 15 Minutes
Serves – 3 Servings

Ingredients:

  1. Upma Rava (Wheat Semolina): 1 Cup
  2. Onion: 2 Medium Sized (Chopped)
  3. Tomato: 1 Medium sized (Chopped)
  4. Carrot: 1 Medium sized (chopped)
  5. Green peas: 1/2 cup
  6. Green Chilies: 4 To 5
  7. Oil: 2 Tablespoon
  8. Curry Leaves: 8 To 10
  9. Fresh Coriander: Few for garnishing (Finely chopped)
  10. Cashew nut: 8 To 10
  11. Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Urad Dal: 1 Tablespoon

Procedure :

  1. Cut Onions, Tomato, Carrot and Green Chilies and keep aside.                                              IMG_1726
  2. Heat oil in a pan add Mustard Seeds,Cumin Seeds,Urad Dal and Cashew nuts and fry till golden brown.
  3. Add Onions,Green Chili ,Carrot pieces and Curry Leaves and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.IMG_1390
  4. Add Tomato and fry for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add 2 Cups of water and salt. Bring to a boil. (If you prefer a moist Upma add half cup more water).IMG_1392
  6. Add Upma Rava gradually and stirring continuously.Bring to a boil.IMG_1404
  7. Cover the pan with a lid and reduce the flame and allow to cook for about  10 minutes.IMG_1407
  8. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve Upma along with any Pickle and Groundnut Powder.                        IMG_1775                       

Note:

If you Want you can also prepare Upma with broken wheat or Suji. You can add some half cup of water more depending on the preferred consistency.Some people like their Upma a little dry and some people make it  more moist and soft.

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