Thursday, April 5, 2007

Roasted Rava Upma

Roasted Rava Upma

A colleague and good friend at work from my previous company always got this for her lunch. Lunch time for us was a discussion table about everything from diapers to global warming.I truly enjoyed my time there. Lunch time pretty much became a support group, since we all were of same age with kids finding a balance between work, kids and other things , it was nice to rant and ramble, often looking for tips and suggestions.

Coming to Upma when ever I tried to make like her's mine would always be mushy and sticky, tried different variations by adding less water more oil nothing worked, then eventually found out that Rava she used was roasted and coarse . This gives a very nice texture to upma ,it almost has consistency of uppitu . This can be done just in minutes and can be modified by adding veggies to your heart content ,now this makes one easy dish which is both nutritious and delicious. Also this is very light and does not make you feel stuffed.

1 cup roasted upma/suji Rava (coarse)
1 cup mixed vegetables
1 small potato peeled and cubed into small pieces
1 onion cubed into small pieces
1/2 tomato cut into small cubes
2 tbsp oil for thadka
1/4 cup cashew nuts
2 tbsp ginger finely chopped
2 G.chilies cut finely
8 - 10 curry leaves
1 tbsp jeera
1 tbsp urad dal
1 tbsp mustard seeds
Salt according to taste

1. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan ,add Jeera , Urad dal, Mustard ,Ginger, G.Chiles, Cashew nuts, Curry leaves
2. Add Onions ,Potatoes , Tomatoes and mixed vegetables, when Onions turn translucent add 2 glasses on water add salt according to taste
3. let water come to full boil then slowly add suji ,while adding suji make sure to keep stirring, this will help in eliminating lumps.
4. Mix well and cook covered for 2 minutes.
5. Let is cool for 5-10 minutes this will make suji fluff up

Serve hot with a wedge of Lemon


KrishnaArjuna said...

You have a very beautiful blog with some great pictures.

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