Upma or Uppuma or Upptittu is a very famous South Indian Breakfast dish made from dry roasted Semolina (Suji). In Upma Recipe you can add variety of vegetables and dry fruits as per your taste buds or availability of ingredients.
While going to Bangalore, I ate Upma at highway joint. The weather was cold and foggy and in such a wonderful weather, this hot Upma tasted very good with a cup of tea. This was the day I came to know that, my kids also like Upma a lot and then I decided to pack Upma for them in next School Tiffin or send it in lunch box to my husband. Upma is also served in South Indian weddings making it important wedding recipes.
Upma Recipe can be made in various variations but today I am going to tell you my mom’s favorite method which is very fast cooking and easy cooking method. Bachelors can also make this upma at home quickly, as it requires very less cooking skills.
These are the Ingredients required for making Upma Recipe:
You will need Semolina (Suji), Curry Leaves, Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Urad Dal, Chana Dal, Onion, Cashew nuts and green chilies. For exact quantities, please refer to the recipe snippet below.
Roast Semolina (Suji) in a Pan on medium flame for few minutes and keep it aside.Heat oil little bit and Cumin and Mustard Seeds.Add finely chopped Green Chilies, Ginger, Chana Dal and Urad Dal.Add few Curry Leaves and saute altogether for a few seconds.Add Cashew nuts and finely chopped Onion. Saute them on medium flame till onions are pink or transparent.Add about 2 cups of water to saute mixture and mix it well.Add Roasted Semolina (Suji) and continue to stir it.Cook Semolina (Suji) on low flame for few minutes till it dried up.Break the lumps with spoon and finally garnish with some finely chopped Coriander Leaves. Your Upma Recipe is now ready. Enjoy it with tea or chutney.
How to make Upma Recipe:
You can read more about upma at wikipedia.