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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Upma | Uppittu Restuarant Style!!!

From yesterday Mahalaya Paksham is starting for the next 15days and cooking is done without Onion and Garlic. For Dinner it will be only tiffin. So I prepared this for my in laws and it was yummmmy... I know many of you dont like. But I like it anytime of the day and love it cold or leftover.


Ingredients
Semolina/Rava/Sooji - 2 cups
Water - 4 cups + 1/2 cup if required
Cashewnuts -  5 nos slit or broken
Ginger - 2 tspns chopped
Any cooking Oil - 5 tspns or 1/4 cup
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Jeera - 1/4 tspn
Channa Dal - 2 tspns
Hing/Asafotida - 1/4 tspn
Curry leaves - few
Coriander - 2 tspns chopped
Green chilli - 1 no slit 
Salt

Preparation Method
Dry roast the Rava in a kadai until slightly brown and smells good. Transfer it to a plate and let it cool.
In a same kadai, add oil, mustard, wait till it pops, then add jeera, channa dal, wait till its brown, add curry leaves, green chilli, cashews and ginger. Saute till cashews are slightly brown. Add water, chopped coriander and salt. Allow it to boil. Check for salt. you can add a drop of oil here also.
Once its boiled, reduce the flame and add rava, stir continuously and not forming lumps. Mix well evenly.
Close the lid and wait for 5 to 10mins for rava to cook.

Upma | Uppittu is ready to serve. You can serve this with Coconut chutney /Sugar/Sambar.

Notes/Tip -
If salt is slightly more, add 1 tspn of ghee and mix well and garnish fresh grated coconut.

This recipe is going to Vrat Ka Khana Event by Kalyani.

16 comments:

Priti on September 15, 2011 at 11:21 AM said...

I too like this :) and also add ginger too ...looks yum

Saraswathi Iyer on September 15, 2011 at 11:31 AM said...

Thanks Priti, you are too quick.

aipi on September 15, 2011 at 11:33 AM said...

It looks so appetizing, love the filling delicious recipe :)
USMasala

Hari Chandana on September 15, 2011 at 11:50 AM said...

looks absolutely perfect.. Yummy :)
Indian Cuisine

Sarah said...

looks yummy! we make upma pretty much the same way. But the only difference being we use an onion as well and dont use hing. I should give ur version a try :)

Paaka Shaale on September 15, 2011 at 2:24 PM said...

The upmarket looks yummy Sara. simply irresistible :)

Rekha shoban on September 15, 2011 at 3:08 PM said...

i often do this upma..shoban likes it very much....gud for bkfast!

RAKS KITCHEN on September 15, 2011 at 3:35 PM said...

Love this any time,wish to have now,hot hot! Looking very tempting!

? on September 15, 2011 at 7:07 PM said...

This is how we make it at home; of course without the cashewnuts and with an abundance of coconut, a generous helping of that too! :-)

Prathima Rao on September 15, 2011 at 8:57 PM said...

A fantastic, mouthwatering upma!!!You can even add a dash of lemon juice in the end!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Nitha on September 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM said...

My fav breakfast..

Priya on September 15, 2011 at 9:34 PM said...

Love with spicy coconut chutney,my fav always..

jeyashrisuresh on September 15, 2011 at 10:18 PM said...

hot upma with coffee,my fav one.

Krithi's Kitchen on September 15, 2011 at 11:06 PM said...

Lovely recipe... Upma is one thing which I love to eat at room temperature and it still tastes heavenly..
Krithi's Kitchen
Event: Serve It - Steamed

Kalyani on September 16, 2011 at 8:08 PM said...

looks yum ! all time fav.,. do send it to my event on fasting / vrat ka khaana dear !

thanks
Kalyani

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal on September 17, 2011 at 4:20 AM said...

sounds superb !!!

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