Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Masala Upma

If there is one dish that I wish to eat at any time of the day, it is Upma. I was not a big fan of it before but it has become my favourite dish from the moment I tasted it in SN refreshments.
I have tried to prepare it that way but not succeeded yet. I will keep trying anyway and will post it once I get it right.

Here is the thing about this upma recipe. This one does not taste like the normal plain upma at all. Many people hate upma so I want to turn them and I am sure this awesome recipe will impress those upma haters too.

Do try this recipe and let me know if I was able to turn you into an upma fan like me!! :P :)

Nutritional Information  (Approx)
(per serving)
Energy  260 Calories
Fat 5 %
Carbohydrate 16 %
Dietary Fiber 15 %
Sodium 7 %
Vitamin A 11 %
Vitamin C 8 %
Calcium  2 %
Iron  17 %
Protein 8.8 Grams
Sugar 1.5 Grams

Sooji/Rawa (Semolina)
1 cup
Onion chopped
Ginger garlic paste
1 tsp
Green chillies chopped 2
chilli powder
1 tsp
Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp
a pinch
Lemon juice
1 tsp
2 cups
to taste
Coriander leaves chopped for garnish

To Temper
1 &1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp
Bay Leaf

In a pan, add 1/2 tbsp of oil and wait till it gets hot. Add Rava and roast till a sweet aroma starts filling up and the colour of rava turns slightly brown. Keep the roasted rava aside.

In the same pan, add the rest of the oil  and the ingredients listed under "To Temper" and fry for 2 minutes. Add onion, Ginger garlic paste and green chillies and fry till it gets transparent.

Add water.

Add salt, chilli powder, rasam powder and lemon juice and mix.

Bring the mixture to boil.

Simmer the flame and sprinkle Rava as you stir it slowly.

Close the lid and cook for 10 - 15 minutes under low flame. 

Stir every 3 minutes so that it will not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Serve hot with coconut chutney or just coffee.

  • You can also add Urad dal and chana dal if you like it the plain upma way.
  • You can use any kind of Rava.
  • If you like it more spicy, you can add green chillies or increase the quantity of chilli powder.
  • Also, you can add any other veggies if you want like carrot, capsicum, peas or beans

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