Masala Upma

Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
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.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Served As: Breakfast, Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: Breakfast
Recipe Taste: Salty, Spicy
Calories 400 kcal
Servings 3

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup Semolina large cup
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 6 to 7 Curry leaves
  • 2 sprig Coriander
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 1 Onion medium sized, finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato medium sized, finely chopped
  • 2 French beans chopped
  • 4 tbsp Green peas
  • 1 Carrot small, diced
  • 3 Cloves
  • 3 Cardamom Elaichi
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Oil for cooking
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Instructions
 

  • 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
    Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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
    Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Next add the coriander leaves and stir. Cook till you get a nice fragrant smell of the whole spices.
    Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Once the onions are cooked , add in the tomatoes
    Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add in the chopped carrots, beans and peas next. Cook on a medium flame for 2-3 mins
    Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Once the raw smell of the veggies are all gone, add in the spice powders
    Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add 1/4 cup of water to avoid the spices from burning and cook till the veggies are half done
    Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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
    Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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
    Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Lower the heat, give it one final stir and cook the mixture on simmer for 6-10 minutes with a closed lid
    Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Your Upma is ready to be served - Hot Hot Hot and yummy !!
    Masala Upma - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

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5 from 3 votes

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4391IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 4mg
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