Sunday, 23 October 2011

Upma/Uppit (Rava/Sooji)

Upma or uppit as it is called by various names is a very popular south Indian breakfast.It is very easy to make it provided the sooji and water proportion is correct.If that goes wrong then the upma may turn out as hard as cement.. :-) So the proportion is for 1 cup of sooji take 2 cups of water. ie- double the water for the quantity of sooji.When you take the correct measurements you can enjoy this delicious soft upma.

Ingredients -
1 cup rava/sooji
onion (1 medium)
green chillies (5-6)
mustard seeds (1 tpsn)
hing (asafoetida)
curry leaves (kadipatta)
turmeric powder
chana dal (1 tpsn)
washed urad dal (1 tpsn)
water (2 cups)
oil (2 tbspn)
ghee(1 tbspn)
sugar(a pinch)

Method -
Heat a tbspn of ghee and roast the sooji in a non-stick pan by stirring it continuously.
Once a nice aroma fills your kitchen switch off the flame.
Take oil in a non-stick pan.
Add hing,curry leaves,mustard seeds.
Once the mustard seeds splutter add the chana dal and urad dal.
Add a pinch of turmeric.
Add the chopped onions, green chillies,sugar and salt to taste.
Saute the onions for a while and add 2 cups of water and let it boil.
Once the water is boiled, add the sooji little by little by continuously stirring it.
Do not allow lumps to be formed.
Close the lid for a min and then switch off the flame.
Keep the upma covered for about 3-4 min.
Upma/uppit is ready to serve :-)

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