Oct 28, 2009

UPMA

This upma is fast to make as the rava is used with out roasting.
It requires a little more oil and very tasty to eat.






























Rava (Semolina) -- 1 cup
Oil -- 4 tablespoon
Urad dal -- 1 teaspoon
Cashew nuts -- 8-10(optional)
Mustard seeds -- 1 1/2 teaspoon

Asafoetida powder -- a pinch
Green chillies -- 2-3 slit
Curry leaves -- few
Fresh Ginger -- 1/4", grated

Onion -- 1 large, sliced
Tomato -- 2, chopped

Coriander leaves -- small bunch, chopped
Sugar -- 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice -- 1/2 teaspoons (optional)
salt to taste


Heat oil in a pan and add urad dal and cashew nuts. When the they begin to brown add mustard seeds.

When Mustard seeds start crackling add asafoetida, curry leaves, ginger and green chilles. Stir for 1 minute.

Add onion and fry untill it is cooked. Add tomato and fry for 3-4 minutes.

Now pour 2 cups of water into this pan and bring it too boil.

When the water begins to boil lower the heat to minimum and slowly pour the rava into the water. Keep stirring the mixture all the time so that the lumps are not formed.

Sprinkle sugar,salt and coriander leaves on top. Squeeze the lemon juice.

Mix everything together and and cook it covered on low flame for 5 minutes.
Serve hot.

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