Vegetable Upma
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2-3
  • 1 cup Semolina(Rava/Sooji)
  • ½ cup Orange Carrots cut in cubes
  • ½ cup French beans (Farasbi)
  • ¼th Cup Fresh green peas
  • ½ cup Onion finely chopped
  • 10-15 fresh curry leaves
  • 3 Green chilies
  • ½ inch Ginger root cut in small pieces
  • ½ tspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tspoon Urad Dal
  • 8-10 fenugreek seeds
  • 3 tbspoon Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • Salt
  1. Dry Roast Semolina in a pan until it turns light brown.
  2. After Semolina gets roasted, collect it in a plate.
  3. Add 1 tbspoon Clarified butter to the pan.Add fenugreek seeds and Urad dal and roast on low flame until Urad dal becomes brown.
  4. Crush Green Chilies and Ginger in pestle and Mortar to form a coarse paste.
  5. When Urad Dal is roasted,add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add crushed paste of green chilies and ginger root and roast them in the pan.
  6. Now add French beans and carrots and let them cook for couple of minutes.
  7. Add Fresh Green Peas and stir it for 1 minute.
  8. Now add chopped onions and cook them for a minute.
  9. Now add 3 cups of water. Water must be added in ratio of 3:1 with semolina.3 cup water for every 1 cup semolina.
  10. Allow the water to come to boil on medium flame.
  11. When water starts to boil, add curry leaves, salt as per taste, 1 tbspoon clarified butter and mix them all well.
  12. Add Semolina to the pan in batches and keep stiring. This is important to prevent forming up of lumps.
  13. Subsequently, semolina should absorb entire water in the pan. Now cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  14. In 2 minutes time Upma should be ready. Turn off the flame, and cover it for another 5 minutes before serving.
  15. Vegetable Upma is best enjoyed with Coconut chutney.
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