Easy Vegetable Upma Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- ½ tsp
  • Chana dal- ½ tbsp
  • Urad dal- ½ tbsp
  • Coconut slices- 6 (optional)
  • Green chilies, chopped- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Mixed veggies, chopped small- 1 cup
  • Chili powder- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Water- 2 cups
  • Roasted semolina or rava- 1 cup
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  • Salt- to taste
  1. If using unroasted semolina, roast it in a frying pan over medium heat till it gets hot and aromatic. Remove the pan from the heat.
  2. Place a wide pan over medium heat, add oil, let oil turn hot.
  3. Add mustard seeds, let splutter.
  4. First add chana dal, saute till it turns light golden color.
  5. Add urad dal and coconut slices if using, saute till everything turns deep golden in color. Do not brown them.
  6. Add green chilies and curry leaves, saute for a few seconds.
  7. Add mixed veggies, season with salt and cook covered till veggies turn slightly tender.
  8. Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste, combine well.
  9. Add water, let come to a boil.
  10. Add roasted semolina and keep stirring while adding to avoid lumps.
  11. Combine well and keep stirring till the water has fully absorbed.
  12. Add cilantro and stir fry for a minute.
  13. Remove the pan from the heat.
  14. Serve immediately when the upma is still warm.
  15. You could even serve upma with any of your favorite curries or enjoy as it is.
Semolina:Water ratio has to be 1:2, so if making more increase the ratio accordingly.

Adding coconut slice is just optional.

You could even add cashew nuts or peanuts and stir fry with veggies.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - East Instant Pot Recipes and more at http://www.thasneen.com/cooking/easy-vegetable-upma-recipe/