Friday, December 6, 2013

Upma or Uppittu or Sajjige is a South Indian breakfast dish prepared using Semolina ( rava) .

Preparation Time: cooking : 15 mins
                           prep : 5-10 mins
                           Serves: 3-4


Ingredients:
Semolina(Rava): 1 cup
Mustard seeds:1 tsp
Ginger: grated 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Onion: finely chopped ( 1 small)
Green chillies: 2 chopped
Vegetables : Carrot (chopped) and  green peas
Grated coconut: 2 tbsp
Oil: 2-3 tbsp
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Cashews: 5-6 (optional)
Salt: according to taste

Preparation: 5-10 mins
  • Chop onions and green chilly into fine pieces and keep aside
  • Take carrot and make medium pieces.
  • Grate ginger and coconut and keep it ready( can get grated packets in grocery shops)
  • Roast cashews and keep aside ( optional)

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Method:  15 mins
  • Dry Roast semolina (rava) till it turns brown and keep it aside.
  • Take a Wok , add oil and heat it
  • Now add Mustard seeds and wait till they sputter.
  • Then add Cumin seeds followed by ginger , curry leaf and green chillies.
  • Now add finely chopped onions  and saute it till it turns brown( slight).
  • Add carrot and Green peas and then add water( 2 cups), mix 
  • Allow it to boil for 2-4 mins
  • Add roasted rava and keep mixing constantly so that no lumps are formed 
  • Keep mixing till all water disappears and then add  grated Coconut and cashews
  • Upma is ready , and garnish as you like.


Usually served along wiith coffee or tea, can also be served with Avalakki
(But my favorite combination was with mashed  banana and that can be little messy . )

Note: Make sure green peas is cooked properly ( can use pressure cooker to cook green peas and then add it to upma)




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