Thursday, July 21, 2011


  1. Semolina/Rava- 1 cup
  2. Green chili chopped- 1 no
  3. Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
  4. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  5. Cashew nuts- 5-6 nos
  6. Red chilies- 2 nos
  7. Asafoetida-1 pinch
  8. Onion chopped- 1/2 cup
  9. Carrot and green beans chopped - 3/4 cup
  10. Frozen green peas-1/4 cup
  11. Water-1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups
  12. Ghee/oil
  13. Salt to taste
  14. mustard seeds


  • Heat 1 tsp of oil/ghee in a pan and roast semolina till fragrant.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds.Let it splutter.
  • Add green chili,ginger,curry leaves,cashew nuts ,red chilies and asafoetida.Saute for a minute on low flame.
  • Now add onion,carrot and green beans.Saute till the vegetables are almost cooked.
  • Add frozen green peas and pour water. Add salt to taste.Cover and cook till it starts to boil.
  • Now add slowly the roasted semolina ,stirring as you go.
  • Reduce the flame to low ,cover and cook for few minutes.
  • Open the lid and stir well.Now the upma should be soft and fluffy.(if it looks dry add a few tablespoons of water ,then cover and cook for a minute)

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