March 22, 2010

Back to Blogging With Veg. Upma

We are just back Home from a Business trip of 3 weeks….and For the past 5 weeks I am not cooking properly….as I was sick for few weeks and after that because of trip…..Last Saturday we are back home…and again I reopened my Kitchen…..and I started with simple and quick Basic sooji Upma… We had this upma for dinner…so I have added some mixed veggies to make it a full meal…..



Ingredients:

Sooji / Semolina – 1 cup
Water – 3 cups
Oil – 1 tbsp
Ghee – ½ tsp
Potato – 1 small
Carrot – 1 medium
Beans – 4
Peas – hand full
Tomato – 1 small
Onion – 1 small
Green chilli – 5
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Pea nuts – 1 tbsp
Cashew nuts – 1 tsp
Chana dal – 1 tbsp
Urad split – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Red chilli whole – 2
Turmeric - Pinch
Salt – to taste

Procedure:

Take a sauce pan and add water and put it on medium flame.


Take a kadai/ or cooking vessel, add oil, when it is hot enough, add peanuts and red chilli and sauté for 30 sec on medium heat.


Now add Chana dal, and sauté for 30 sec then add urad split and cashew nuts and sauté for another 30 sec. and then add mustard seeds and let them crackle.


Now add carrots, potato, beans, and peas and cook till they become soft.


Now add curry leaves, ginger and green chilli and sauté for 30 sec., and then add onion, salt, turmeric and mix well.


Now add Tomato and cook till they are done.


Now add Sooji and roast it nicely for 45 sec. By this time…..water will reach almost boiling point.


Now add water, adjust salt and mix well. (At this stage you have to be very careful and quick)

Add ghee, close with lid and switch off the stove after 3 or 4 min. and don’t open the lid at least for 2 min.



Serve Hot with choice of your chutney/pickle and a dash of lime juice. 



Note:

You can replace Sooji with Cracked Wheat or Semya.....

For Cracked Wheat Upma
 Ravva:Water - 1:1.5

For Sooji
Sooji:Water - 1:3

For Semya Upma
Semay:water - 1:1



1 comments:

SWAPNA said...

thats a real yum
i am gonna try it today lemme see how it ends :)

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