Sunday, November 8, 2009

Rava Uppuma

I don't think many of us need a recipe to make uppuma which is the very basic tiffin item of Indians. But for me making it without lumps was a great challenge till I learned the technique from a maid in my dad's house.


Ingredients:
Rava (semolina) - 1 1/2 cup
water - 2 1/4 cup
{water = (number of cups of ravai x 2) - (3/4 cup)}
salt - 1/4 tsp (1/8 tsp per cup of rava)
onion - 1 (small)
green chilly - 2
ginger - 1 inch
curry leaf - 1 sprig
channa dhal - 1 tbsp
mustard - 1/2 tsp
Shredded coconut - 2 tbsp (optional)
sesame oil - 2 to 3 tsp.

Method:
Heat a wok. Dry roast the rava till it smells good / starts to become coarse like sand.
Transfer it to a plate .

Chop the onion, curry leaf, ginger, green chilly finely.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in the same wok.
Add mustard seed. let it splutter. Then add the channa dhal and fry all the chopped ingredients along with it.

As the onion starts to become transparent, add the water + Salt and let it come to a boil.

Then reduce flame and sprinkle the rava in equal spacing , just like shower. Don't stir. (Stirring will result in lumps)

Immediately cover with a lid. Reduce flame to minimum.

After 3 minutes in low flame , open the lid and start to stir using a spatula.

we can see the uppuma get cooked well and starts leaving the edges.

Put off fire. Add shredded coconut , if desired.
Now we get a very dry uppuma without any lumps.

Serving suggestions:

Serve as breakfast or dinner along with coconut chutney or sugar.
The above said quantity served two adults.

19 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

I too made this today....always a quick breakfast

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice Breakfast...

Sireesha said...

Comfort and delicious upma dear:)

Tina said...

Nice post...

Prathibha said...

hmmm...I feel stirring continuously when pouring the rava makes a lump less upma...:)
simple n yummy one na..

Sushma Mallya said...

simple & nice...even i prepare it the same way

Akal's Saappadu said...

hello Viki, you've got a nice uppma there; (reminds me of a movie with vijay)hehehe

it might sound weird, but I love to eat it with some hot pickle; my teddies love to mix it with sugar.

I roast the semolina with some ghee, helps to avoid lumps :)

sowmya.s said...

a yummy breakfast always..

Lavanya Siva said...

Viki, Rava uppuma, is the dish i make, whenever i wanted to make sometihing very quick. Its the quick time dish in many house. Just love the way you presented it dear.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

I agree with yo Viki...
Rava Upuma though easy .. cud be sometimes challenging...
I have had bad misses with upuma when I started learning to make it...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I made mine yesterday... Will post and yes mine had lumps... Cant help it I guess...
Yours looks perfect...

SriLekha said...

wow! it looks delicious!

San!!! said...

Uppuma without lumps is a big task :) Uppuma with sugar n chutney is a nice menu to break the fast.

Anupama said...

This is a staple at my place and a quick fix meal as well :-)

Malar Gandhi said...

Like manal manal upma...that is without any lumps. I don't use coconut...sure its a good variation for me.:)

Faiza Ali said...

Very easy and quick to prepare for breakfast.

my kitchen said...

i will do in similar way,looks good

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Easy and yummy breafast!!looks delicious!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks Jason.