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Upma/ Cream of Sooji

Monday, March 15, 2010

When it comes to cooking, making Upma is like a gift to that home maker. Its so easy to make n an error free dish that even a novice can make it... It is made with Semolina/Sooji. In Telugu it is called as bombaii rava(as per my knowledge). Ingredients for Upma varies from home to home. Each home has its own version. The main flavor for Upma comes from fresh Sooji, ginger n curry leaves.. They are so many varieties in Upma. By adding tomatoes n spices  u can call it as Tomato Bath. By adding cashews in large quantity, u can call it as Jeedipappu Upma/Cashew Upma. Adding lemon makes it nima Upma/lemon Upma and so on..
The only precaution you have to take care while doing Upma is -- adding SALT..

Sooji: 1 cup
Water: 31/2 -4 cups

Peanuts: 1/2 cup
Onion: 1 small, roughly chopped
Green chili: 2, finely chopped

Oil: 2 tbsp
Red Chili: 2 flakes
Curry Leaves: 1
Channa Dal: 1tsp
Cumin seeds: 1tsp
Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
Salt: to taste
Ghee: 1tsp

1) In a pan heat oil. Add red chili n channa dal. fry for 30 secs. Add cumin n mustard seeds. fry for another 30secs.
2) Stir in curry leaves, onions, green chili n peanuts. Fry for couple mins on medium to low flame or until peanuts leave raw smell. Dnt brown onions.
3) Add water n salt. Bring to a rolling boil on medium heat. Adjust salt by tasting water few times. If water is salty, Upma will be salty too
4) Now add Sooji to boiling water slowly by stirring constantly. Reduce heat to sim n stir Sooji, without forming any lumps.. Mix well n cover. Cook for 2mins
5) Now remove cover n top with ghee. Mix well n switch of..
Serve hot with a touch of lime or sugar..

This is going to be a part of
Jihva- Break fast  guest hosted by Veggie platter of suma started by Indira of Mahanandi, Kids Delight- Whole some Break fast event by srivalli of spice your life


Rachana Kothari March 15, 2010 at 5:07 PM  

I love upma. Tempting clicks!

Astha March 15, 2010 at 6:18 PM  

Awesome...the good old Upma! Will make it soon! Just posted my entry too for the Jihva Event.


SathyaSridhar March 17, 2010 at 3:13 AM  

I like this rava uppuma than wheat uppuma very much with mango pickles,, yours looking very delicious n mouthwatering,,,its easy to cook is it,,,thanks for sharing dear,,,take care n keep smiling.

Suma Gandlur March 17, 2010 at 8:19 AM  

As I mentioned earlier, this one is my favorite and thanks for sending this.

indosungod March 17, 2010 at 3:30 PM  

Can't count the number of times upma has saved the day, sad it is not a star in any meal though.

Parita March 17, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

What a lovely click! Looks delicious!

Hari Chandana March 18, 2010 at 3:12 AM  

Wow... Lovely clicks.. first time here.. nice blog.

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Malar Gandhi March 18, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

Upma sounds kool, perfect dish to begin the day.

Srivalli April 2, 2010 at 12:44 AM  

Thank you for the lovely entry!

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