Thursday, June 11, 2009

Upma (Upittu)

Rava / Sooji (Semolina) : 1 cup
Ginger chopped : 1 inch
Onion chopped : 1
Green Chillies slit sideways : 3
Carrot chopped :1
Green Peas frozen or fresh : 1/4 cup
Salt to taste

Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
Urad Dal : 1 tsp
Chana Dal : 1 tsp
Oil : 2 tblsp
Ghee : 1 tblsp
Few curry leaves
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Lemon juice to taste

Heat 1tbsp. pure ghee / unsalted butter and fry cleaned rava on a moderate heat stirring constantly to light brown color and set aside.
Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and allow them to splatter.
Also add the chana dal, urad dal and curry leaves to it and fry them.
Now add ginger,green chilies and onion. Sauté for 2-3 minutes or till the onion turn golden brown.
Add all the vegetables and fry them for two more minutes.
Now add 3 cups of water and cover the pan and allow it simmer on low heat until the vegetables are done.
Add the fried rava to it stirring continuosly, so that no lumps are formed.
After 2 minutes turn off the heat.
Serve hot garnished with coriander and lemon juice.
Upma is ready to serve.



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