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Masala Upma

Masala Upma
Masala Upma
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time
  • Serves3 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeBreakfast
  • Good for breakfast , Snacks
About this Recipe

This dish is traditionally served with some Coriander Chutney, Kesari Baath/Sooji Halwa with some nice piping hot filter coffee. Walk up to any South Indian breakfast joint and you will surely find Upma on their list.

Ingredients & Quantity
  • 1 large cup - Semolina/Rava
  • 1tsp Mustard seeds
  • 6-7 Curry leaves
  • 2 sprigs of Coriander leaves
  • 2 Green chillies - finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion - finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato - finely chopped
  • 2 french beans - chopped
  • 4tbsp - Green peas
  • 1 smal carrot - diced
  • 3 Cloves
  • 3 Elaichi/Green Cardamon
  • 1/2 Inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1tsp - Coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Ginger garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Oil for cooking
How to cook?
  1. In a kadai, dry roast the Semolina on medium flame for 3-4 mins, you will notice that the Semolina flakes will start to separate and seem a little rougher . Thats when you should consider it done and set aside in a flat plate to cool
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  3. In the same Kadai, heat some oil, add the mustard seeds, Elaichi, clove, cinnamon, ginger garlic paste, green chillies and Onion. Saute for 3-4 mins
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  5. Next add the coriander leaves and stir. Cook till you get a nice fragrant smell of the whole spices.
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  7. Once the onions are cooked , add in the tomatoes
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  9. Add in the chopped carrots, beans and peas next. Cook on a medium flame for 2-3 mins
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  11. Once the raw smell of the veggies are all gone, add in the spice powders
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  13. Add 1/4 cup of water to avoid the spices from burning and cook till the veggies are half done
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  15. Add 3 cups of water for every 1 cup of Semolina that you would use for making the upma. Add salt as per taste, check for spice levels and bring the mixture to a boil
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  17. Add in the roasted Semolina and stir in immediately , this is to avoid any lumps in the mixture. Remember this needs to be done together without any delay
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  19. Lower the heat, give it one final stir and cook the mixture on simmer for 6-10 minutes with a closed lid
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  21. Your Upma is ready to be served - Hot Hot Hot and yummy !!
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