Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rava upma

    Rava upma is made out of sooji which can be nice and quick recipe for breakfast or dinner. This can be done in 15 minutes. When you want to eat something different from rice/roti try upma.

Serves up to 2

1 cup of sooji
2 1/2 cups of water
1 onion
3 green chillies
1 tbsp of grated ginger
1 teaspoon of mustard
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of bengal gram
pinch of asafoetida
1 sprig of curry leaves
coriander leaves for garnish
1 tbsp of oil
1 tbsp of ghee
10 cashew
salt as required


1.Roast sooji in kadai (heavy bottomed vessel), till it gives a nice aroma. Transfer the sooji to a plate.
2.Heat oil in the kadai. Add mustard,cumin, bengal gram, asafoetida and curry leaves.
3. Once the mustard sputters, add chopped onion, slit green chillies, grated ginger and saute for 2 minutes.
4.Add 2 and half cups of water and it starts to boil. Add required amount of salt.
5.Add roasted sooji to the kadai and keep stirring. Keep it low flame and keep stirring to avoid the formation of lumps.Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.
5.Roast cashew in ghee separately and add to the upma finally.
6. Add coriander leaves for garnishing. Serve with coconut/peanut chutney.

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