Upma

Soft and moist Upma recipe for that perfect breakfast/snack that is not only filling, but also delicous!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semolina/rava/suji
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons clarified butter/ghee
  • ΒΌ cup carrot (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 green chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander (finely chopped)
  • 12-15 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon roasted chana dal
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

*Please read the recipe note section at the bottom of the recipe for measurement details.

Main Equipments Used

Steps In Making Upma

  1. Place a pan over medium flame and roast the semolina for 3-4 minutes while stirring it continuously. Do not roast on high flame else it might burn immediately. Now keep in aside.
  2. In another pan add ghee and oil and once it becomes hot add the mustard seeds, roasted chana dal and urad dal and roast for a minute till the mustard seeds start to pop and the colour of the dal becomes light brown.
  3. Now add the chopped onions, curry leaves and green chillies and cook for 2-3 minutes, till the onions become soft and translucent.
  4. Further add the chopped carrots and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Now add the water, salt, sugar and bring it to a boil.
  6. Once the water comes to a boil add the roasted semolina and mix well. Now cover it with a lid and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes on medium flame till the water is completely absorbed.
  7. Lastly add some lemon juice and fresh coriander and mix again. Cover it with a lid and let it rest for 3-4 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve hot with chutney or garam chai. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Measure the semolina and water from the same cup.
  • Always use 4 cups of water for 1 cup of semolina for soft adn moist upma. If you will reduce the quantity of water then it will become dry.
  • You can add any veggies of your choice like peas, beans, capsicum etc.

Step By Step Pictures For Upma

1. Place a pan over medium flame and add semolina in it. Dry roast the semolina for 3-4 minutes while stirring it continuously.

2. Do not roast on high flame else it might burn immediately. Now keep in aside.

3. In the same pan add ghee and oil.

4. Once it becomes hot add the mustard seeds, roasted chana dal and urad dal and roast for a minute.

5. Roast till the mustard seeds start to pop and the colour of the dal becomes light brown.

6. Now add the chopped onions.

7. Add the curry leaves.

8. Add the green chillies.

9. Cook for 2-3 minutes, till the onions become soft and translucent.

10. Further add the chopped carrots.

11. Cook for another 2 minutes.

12. Now add water.

13. Add salt.

14. Further add sugar.

15. Cover it with a lid and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes till it starts to boil.

16. The water has started to boil.

17. Now add the roasted semolina.

18. Mix well.

19. Cover it with a lid and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes or until all the water is absorbed by the semolina.

20. This looks perfect now.

21. Top it with chopped coriander and lemon juice.

22. Add some ghee.

23. Mix well and cover it with a lid and let it rest for 3-4 minutes before serving.

24. Serve hot!

 

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