Monday, February 13, 2012

#11 : Vegetable Upma

For a lot of people, Upma is a easy to put together breakfast . To me , Upma is a whole different word . I 'adore' it . When I make it , I put a lot of effort into it . I chop up vegetables , boil potato , fry cashews , pound ginger and ....
My husband jokes that I am the only person he knows who could go to a South Indian restaurant and order Upma . Need I say more !

  • 1/2 cup Semolina / Sooji / Rava
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 4-5 Cashews
  • 2-3 Curry leaves
  • 1 small Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 3 tsp of Green Peas
  • 1/2 small Carrot (diced)
  • 3 Green Beans (diced)
  • 1/2 small Potato ( cut into small cubes and boiled )
  • 1 inch piece of Ginger (pounded)
  • 2 Green chillies (Slit)
  • 1 Tbs oil
  • 1 tsp Ghee (optional)
  • 1.5 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  1. Dry roast the Semolina / Sooji / Rava for 7-8 mins on medium heat and set aside
  2. In another wide pan , heat oil and fry cashews until golden . To it add the mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chilles and fry for a minute 
  3. Add onions and fry until slightly brown . Add the vegetables ( carrot , peas ,beans and boiled potato ) 
  4. Add in the water , salt and bring to a rolling boil 
  5. Turn back the heat / flame down to medium , add ghee and salt as required 
  6. Start adding the roasted semolina to the vegetable-water mixture in small batches and keep stirring rigorously 
  7. Cover and cook for 10 mins on low heat 
  8. Serve with a dash of freshly squeezed lime 


  1. Thats an awesome picture! Your upma looks very Appetizing.

  2. Lavani, thank you for the nice comment you left on my site. Your recipes look wonderful. Like you, I also adore upma. I will add a link to your site if you don't mind. Tahnk you.

  3. i tried... but... not gud... gonna try again