Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Upma is a common South Indian breakfast dish, cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina. Various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences.


Semolina(suji/rawa)-2 cups
Chopped onion-1 medium
Chopped vegetables(potatoes,carrots,beans,cauliflower,green peas)-1 cups(Wash and keep aside)
Chopped ginger-1 tsp
Slit green chilis-2-3
Roasted peanuts-1 tbsp
Cashew nuts-6-8
Oil/ghee-3 tsp
Salt to taste
Water-5 cups


Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Chana dal-1 tbsp
Black gram dal-1 tbsp
Dry red chilies-2
Curry leaves-8-10
Asafetida-a pinch


1-Heat a pan dry roast the semolina till it turns golden brown.Keep aside.
2-Again heat the same pan,add oil/ghee,add the mustard seeds and asafetida,let them splutter.
3-Add the cumin seeds,chana dal,urad dal,cashew nuts,roasted peanuts and curry leaves and saute them till the dals turn slightly brown.
4-Add ginger,green chili and onion and saute for a minutes.Add the chopped vegetables and stir fry till the vegetables are cooked.
5-Add salt and water and bring to a boil and let the vegetables cook in the water for 2-3 minutes.
6-Add the semolina while stirring continuously.Cook till all the water is absorbed.Cover with a lid and remove from the heat.
7-Serve hot upma with sambar or Ghuguni or dalma .

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