Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Arisi upma/ Rice upma

 Arsi upma is a traditional dish at my in-laws place. My mom makes this upma usually with broken rice. The rice is slightly roasted and allowed to cool. Later the rice is ground in to coarse powder. This dish is made with raw rice and mong dhal, is a good balance of carbohydrates and protein.

Preparation time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 2-3 people


1 cup of raw rice
1/4 cup of yellow moong dhal
2 1/2 cups of water
1 tbsp of oil
salt as required

For seasoning: 

1/2 tbsp of whole black pepper
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1/2 tsp of mustard seeds 
2-3 dried red chilly
1 tsp of urad dhal
8 curry leaves
pinch of  asafoetida powder


1.Add the rice and moong dhal to the skillet and dry roast them.
2.Heat the oil in the pan and add the seasoning in medium flame. As  the cumin seeds sputters, transfer the water. Bring it to boil.
3.Add the toasted rice and salt. Mix them well and close the lid. Allow the rice to cook for 15 minutes in medium flame.
4.Serve arisi upma with chutney.

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