Upma Recipe

Upma Recipe

For Upmas you need:

  • 1 cup Rava / Sooji (Semolina)
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped
  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 3 Green Chilies slit sideways
  • 1 Potato chopped
  • 1 Capsicum chopped
  • 1 Carrot chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green Peas frozen or fresh
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Channa Dal
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Chili powder to taste (optional)
  • 2 tblsp Oil
  • Few curry leaves
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tblsp Ghee
  • Lemon juice to taste

Preparation of Upma:

  • Sift rava through a muslin / cheese cloth or very fine sieve.
  • Heat 1 tbsp. pure ghee / unsalted butter and fry rava, on a moderate heat, stiring constantly to light brown color and set aside.
  • Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and allow them to splatter.
  • Add the dals: channa & urad & curry leaves to it and fry till they turn red.
  • Add onion, ginger and green chilies. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add all the vegetables, turmeric & chili powder, and salt to taste.
  • Now add 3 cups of water and cover the pan and allow it simmer on low heat until the vegetables are done.
  • Add the fried rava to it stirring constantly till it becomes little thick.
  • Take off from the heat and lemon juice if desired.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander.