Monday, March 22, 2010

Rava Upma.....!!!!!

Rava Upma
Cooking is one of the recent areas of interests for my dad, developed after his retirement from the Govt services......Sweets like payasam( kheer) and a variety of chicken curries are his masterpiece recipes...Love the way he takes so much of patience in their making and proudly presenting them ( I have to admit that I dont have that much patience in cooking :) )......

Upma was often my last choice for breakfast until I tasted my dad's version ...He had prepared just a little for all of us and I was searching for more and got to see only the empty pan lying in the kitchen...What else to say about his tasty Upma !! No wonder that , Upma has now taken a place in my breakfast menu items. 

Here is the recipe for a simple Rava Upma from my dad.

  1. Coarse Semolina ( Rava )       - 1 cup
  2. Ghee                                      - 1 Tbsp
  3. Mustard seeds                        - 1 tsp
  4. Urad daal ( split black bean)   - 1 tsp
  5. Curry Leaves                         - 1 petal
  6. Onion                                    - 1 ( chopped )
  7. Ginger                                   - 1 tsp ( chopped)
  8. Green chillies                         - 2 ( chopped finely)
  9. Carrot                                   - 1 ( grated )
  10. Coconut                                - 2 Tbps (grated)
  11. Water                                    - 1 1/2 to 2 cups
  12. Raisins                                   - 10 Nos
  13. Cashew Nuts                         - 10 Nos 
  1. Heat a pan and roast the semolina in it. Once it is light brownish in color, take out from flame and keep aside. 
  2. Now add little ghee and roast the cashews and raisins. Keep this aside for topping. 
  3. Add the remaining ghee to the pan and once hot, add the mustard seeds and allow them to sputter, followed by the curry leaves and urad daal. Saute till the daal turns brownish. 
  4. Add the onion followed by ginger and saute till the onion turn soft and brownish. 
  5. Meanwhile keep the water for boiling in another pan / kettle. 
  6. Once the onion is soft , add the grated carrot followed by grated coconut and finally the roasted semolina and saute for another few minutes. 
  7. Now its time to add the boiling water to this and keep stirring till the water gets absorbed. This happens very fast. So dont leave the pan without stirring till the upma turns to small chunks.
  8. Rava Upma
  9. Take out from the pan , serve on a bowl and garnish with the roasted raisins and cashews. 

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  1. yummy rava upma... looks perfect.. nice presentation..:)

  2. This is what we call as 'Concrete' in Blore terms ;) Perfect breakfast to leave u with no hunger pangs!

  3. Rava Upma looks so tempting!! perfect for breakfast..just love it

  4. Very delicious Upma Dear..pucture is too good..

  5. Thsi upma looks too yummm..m Hungry seeing this !!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Simple and delicious upma. Nice presentation.

  7. hey the upma looks so delicious and the presentation

  8. Rava upma looks fantastic and prefect breakfast..

  9. yummy upma..please do collect your gift from my b log

  10. Yumm!! This is my comfort food.

  11. wow nice upma...healthy n yummy perfect for breakfst...must say ur dad is a very gooc cook

  12. love rava upma, its easy and delicious..makes great lunch box dish too

  13. Nice this version. This is how I make it too :-)

  14. Thanks Deepti for sharing the award with me. Will post it soon.

  15. simple and delicious breakfast... :) nice snap.. :) i loved the snap of previous post very much..too tempting.. :)

  16. heelo deepti
    thanks for the tip to brown the semoulina

    cheers from Paris Pierre

  17. Simple and easy breakfast,,,cute presentation...
    Thanks for sharing the award.....

  18. Congratulations and thank you for passing this on to me.

  19. Upma looks delicious. Like the idea of using grated carrots in this. BTW I am first time here. You have a nice space!


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