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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vegetable Upma!

Upma is a very tasty breakfast/tiffen in South India. Its my all time favourite... I know many don't like this but actually its very yummy. We can do many variations in upma I am giving recipe for Vegetable Upma. Upma is a frequent dish in my house which is quick and easy to prepare.

This recipe is a long time pending in my drafts. Rava and Vegetables are good for health for growing kids.
Rava(Semolina/Sooji) - 2 cups
Water - 5 to 6 cups
Carrot - 1 no(Chopped into fine pieces)
Beans - few (Chopped into fine pieces)
Green peas - 1 cup
Potato - 2 nos(chopped into fine pieces)
Oil - 4 tspns
Ghee - 1 tspn
Green chilli - 2 nos(As per taste)
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Urad/Channa dal mixed - 1 tspn
Asafotida(hing) - 2 pinches
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric - 1/2 tspn
Salt to taste
Preparation Method
Heat a kadai, roast the rava slightly till it becomes brown and gets nice aroma. Transfer it to a plate.
In a vessel boil water and keep aside.
In a same kadai, add 3 tspns oil and mustard wait till it splutters. Now add dal and asafotida. Saute till its brown.
Add all vegetables, salt, turmeric and cook well with little water.
Add boiled water, 1 tspn oil allow it to boil. Once its boiled reduce the heat. Add salt and curry leaves.
Slowly add the rava and mix well immediately without allowing it to form lumps. Add water if required. Close with a lid till rava cooks.
Slowly stir until no water is left.
Add ghee on top mix and close the lid. Off the stove.

Upma is ready to serve. Its good to eat as it is or with Sugar or coconut chutney or pickle.
My Other entries for this event are
Rose Milk
This recipe is going for Kids Special(4-14) by Radhika and Sudesna.


Rekha shoban on November 19, 2009 at 5:50 PM said...

hi saras, i love this upma and krishya also like it very much.

Shanthi Krishnakumar on November 19, 2009 at 6:11 PM said...

Nice click and lovely upma

Shama Nagarajan on November 19, 2009 at 7:14 PM said...

delicious upma..nice photo

Sarah Naveen on November 19, 2009 at 9:46 PM said...

Nice clicks....Upma looks so inviting...Wanna grab it now and have it as my breakfast..OOh...

Priya Suresh on November 19, 2009 at 9:52 PM said...

Delicious upma with plenty of veggies looks colourful..

my kitchen on November 19, 2009 at 10:16 PM said...

Colorful upma,my favorite,Goes well with Kosthu

priya on November 19, 2009 at 10:36 PM said...

upma looks superb...perfect breakfast!

Sailaja Damodaran on November 20, 2009 at 12:01 AM said...

Long time did't make upuma,nice idea to night's dinner is this.yummy

Sh... on November 20, 2009 at 11:01 AM said...

This has been my favorite since my childhood. My dad makes this as an afternoon tiffin whenever mom is not at home. He just adds onions and the taste would be heavenly. Reminds me of my dad. Thanks so much for that too...:)

Jeyashris Kitchen on November 21, 2009 at 6:34 AM said...

i am also a great lover of upma.and as u said i too wonder why so many people hate this woderful delight.
Veg.upma looks yummy.

Unknown on November 21, 2009 at 10:03 AM said...

Upma sounds yummy n makes a great breakfast!

Malar Gandhi on November 23, 2009 at 11:05 AM said...

Perfect breakfast...its been ages really sat down for helathy breakfast...good one:)

Usha on November 24, 2009 at 5:20 AM said...

Simple and delicious ! About the question you asked on this post

sorry for the delayed response. I was swamped and am only getting around to replying to this question. Flax seeds are known as Alsi in Hindi and Ali Virai in Tamil, hope this answers your question.

Saraswathi Iyer on November 27, 2009 at 10:14 PM said...

Nice to know about upma...Thanks Priya, Sarah, my kitchen, Sailaja..

Saraswathi Iyer on November 27, 2009 at 10:16 PM said...

Gethan Thanks for visiting my blog and nice to know that it remembers your dad...

Thanks Rekha, Jeyashri n Divya for your comments

Saraswathi Iyer on November 27, 2009 at 10:17 PM said...

Thanks Malar for visiting my blog.

Thanks Usha for the reply I will check it out soon..


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