Mar 28, 2013

Easy Vegetable Upma

This is one of the quickest recipes when we do not have any idea what to cook for breakfast.

Also it is very simple to make if we have the roasted rava ready.Most of them would be knowing this recipe. My version of the recipe is here.

Ingredients :

Semolina or Rava or Sooji - 1 cup
Water - 2.5 cups
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Potato - 1
Carrot - 1 Big
Green Beans - 5 to 8
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Raw Peanuts - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 2
Ginger - 1tsp chopped
Mint  leaves - chopped for garnishing

Method :

  • Firstly dry roast the rava till it turns light brown in color. Take it onto a plate
  • Heat oil in a pan, ad mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add urad dal, chana dal and raw peanuts. Fry them until they are roasted well.Add chopped green chillies and ginger.
  • Add Onions and fry them till they turn translucent. Add chopped carrots,beans and potato in this order. Close it with a  lid and let the vegetables cook for some time.
  • Meanwhile boil 2.5 cups of water in a vessel.
  • Check the vegetables , once they are cooked add the boiling water. Add salt, turmeric powder and chopped mint leaves.
  • Slowly add the rava while stirring continuously  Close the lid and let the rava cooked for 2 more mins. Keep the pan closed as the water rava starts boiling and splutters around.
  • Switch off at the consistency where the upma is little moist for a great taste.
  • Serve hot with Chutney or Sambar.
Notes :
  • I prefer adding 2.5 cups of water and switching off the stove before all the water evaporates. This keeps upma moist and yummy
  • Serve this hot immediately to retain its taste.