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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mixed Vegetable Upma

Mixed vegetable upma - A quick, easy and substantial breakfast from a South Indian kitchen.



When I was going through breakfast recipes at Veggieplatter recently, I realized that many breakfasts that appear regularly in my mother's kitchen which are my favorites haven't made their way yet here. Vegetable upma happens to be one of them and my mom is well known in our family circles for her special upma where each semolina particle stands out separate.

Ingredients for 6 servings:
2 cups semolina / rava / sooji
2 cups prepared and finely chopped vegetables - I used 2 onions, 1 small carrot, 1 potato, 20 green beans, 2 Tbsp of green peas
Serrano peppers - 6
Salt to taste (I used 2 & 3/4 tsp)
For tadka: 4- 5 Tbsp oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp chana dal, 1 tsp cumin seeds, few curry leaves
4 cups water


Method:
* Dry fry the rava on medium flame till the rava turns light brown.
* Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan / kadai. Add mustard seeds, chana dal and cumin seeds. When the mustard seeds start to splutter and the dals turn red, add chillies and curry leaves. Sauté for a few seconds and add the chopped vegetables. Cook on low flame, covered until the vegetables turn softer, for about 10 minutes. 
* Now add water and salt to the pan. Set the stove to highest setting and let the water come to a rolling boil. Once the water is boiling, lower the flame. Add rava slowly in a steady stream, holding the rava container in your left hand while stirring with your right hand to avoid the lumps.  Stir properly and cover the pan. Again continue to cook for a few minutes till the semolina is cooked, stirring in between once or twice. 
Serve hot with chutney or chutney powder or daliya powder.



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19 comments:

harini-jaya said...

A simple, basic breakfast but yet uniquely presented! I however, defer from making it too often as it requires more oil than I am ready to use! So I end up compromising on oil and also the grainy consistency :(

The Foodie said...

Healthy breakfast served in a beautiful kadhai :)

Hari Chandana said...

Yummy and delicious upma.. Looks perfect !!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a tempting, beautiful pic. Love your presentations dear.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Yummy upma with veggies...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Prathibha said...

Simple n hearty breakfast..:)

Priya Sreeram said...

nicely done !

Sush said...

Our family's favorite item for breakfast, lunch or dinner :D

Priya said...

Super delicious colourful upma..yummy..

Veggie Hut said...

lovely perparation.. i also posted this as my last post.. love it for breakfast.. cheers

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Me too perpare this sometimes for breakfast.Luks colourful and perfect.

Kairali sisters said...

Simple and yummy tiffin...Love it anytime..

Akila said...

Mouth watering recipe dear.... Fantastic clicks....

Event: Dish Name Starts with E
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Regards,
Akila

Smitha said...

tho upma is not a fav in our house...i love it...looks tempting!...little nimmakai pachadi on the side plzz

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

My all time faviourte b'fast..love the pics !

Sangi said...

yummy upma looking colorful..

dining room tables said...

The photo is beautiful and the dish, too! Love the colors! This is a nice start for this year.

Anonymous said...

mix veg upma is nutritious and healthy Indian Snacks and Appetizers

Anonymous said...

looks gud, good and healthy Indian Snacks