Monday, April 13, 2009

Upma (Delactable refined wheat grain)

Upma is a South Indian breakfast made of refined wheat grains. It is considered low calorie food so yay to healthy eating!

Serves 4-6. Needs preparation.

Ingredients:
1. 1.5 cup Sooji or refined wheat grains/ Semolina
2. 5-6 tablespoons Lemon
3. 4 tablespoons oil
4. 2 cup frozen mixed vegetables
5. 2.5 cup water
6. Salt to taste
7. 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
8. 10-15 fresh curry leaves
9. 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
10. 1 medium sized onion, chopped

Instructions:
1. Roast the semolina in a dry pan until it turns golden brown.
2. Set aside and cool.
3. In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Allow it to splutter.
4. Fry the onions and curry leaves.
5. Add vegetables and cook for 10 mins.
6. Add salt and red chili powder.
7. Add 1 cup of boiling water to this broth. Cook for about 10 mins until the vegetables become tender.
8. Add roasted semolina and the rest of the water.
9. Add lemon juice and cook until all the water disappears.


Server hot with Chutney, Ketchup, or Raita. Devour delectable Upma!

My mom made this for my breakfast today. Love you, mom!

13 comments:

Lavanya said...

hmmmmmmmmm...nice ..i do the same way!!

Pooja said...

Easy and yummy breakfast..

Madhumathi said...

The upma looks fantastic.I'm hungry now!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Upma wow simple to make and comes as a resue when there is no idea about breakfast. Looks yum.

Varunavi said...

I used to hate upma,but after my marriage when i ate umpa done my m-law i started loving it,but i love only hers.
Ur is similar to what m-law makes

A_and_N said...

I have a slight bias for semiya upma ;) But it is one of my favorite tiffin items :)

Prathibha said...

First time her..Nice blog dear..Upma looks yummy!!

Srivalli said...

The picture is very pretty!..thanks!

Food Fanatic said...

hehe lavanya - same pinch?

yup pooja. it is!

HEHE what did you cook then? thanks for the compliment.

u r so right lubna. thanks.

that is interesting varunavi.

hehe I guess i will have to do some more research on semiya upma is it the same as vermicelli tht i posted earlier, A_and_N?

i am so happy to have u on my blog pratibha coz ur blog is really nice too. thanks and hope u revisit!!

thanks srivalli, plz do revisit. hope to hear frm u again!

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Suma Gandlur said...

Delectable indeed. Thanks for sending over one of my favorite dishes.

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