Monday, 9 January 2012

Simple Upma / ಸಿಂಪಲ್ ಉಪ್ಪಿಟ್ಟು

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

Very rarely I prepare upma at home; coz we both have a dislike towards upma, may be due to hostel life! :D But sometimes, we would love to have this easy upma prepared in my native style. This upma will be done using only tomato and onion. May be the name Tomato Upma suits for this recipe ;) This upma is ideal for breakfast as well as evening snacks.

Preparation time: 20 - 25 minutes
Servings: 2

Semolina / sooji rava - 1 1/2 cup
Tomatoes - 2
Green chillies - 2 (adjust according to taste)
Onion - 1
1 lemon
Sugar 2 - 3 spoons
Salt to taste
Grated coconut (optional) - 1/2 cup
For seasoning: oil - 6 spoons, urad dal - 1 spoon, mustard seeds - 1 spoon, turmeric - 1/4 spoon, 8 - 10 curry leaves

Chop the onion, tomatoes and green chillies and keep them ready.
Take around 4 cups of water in a vessel and bring to boil.
Roast the semolina in a heavy bottom pan till light brown and allow to cool.
Transfer the semolina to another vessel and heat the heavy bottom pan. Add oil and do the seasoning with urad dal, mustard seeds, turmeric and curry leaves.
Add chopped green chillies to the seasoning and saute for a while; then, add the roasted semolina, chopped tomato and onion and saute for 3 - 4 minutes.
To this, add 3 1/4th cup of hot water and mix it well. Close the pan with a lid and allow to cook.
Open the lid after 2 minutes and mix it nicely. Add salt, sugar and lime squeeze for taste. Add grated coconut and mix well. If needed, add little more water and cook it for 2 - 3 minutes. To get a nice aroma, you can add 1 spoon of ghee when it is almost done.
Enjoy warm upma with a cup of hot tea!


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