Friday, 23 January 2015

Ghee Upma !



Hi Guys,

A simple and comfort south Indian breakfast dish that can be eaten as such or paired with pickle , chutney, sambar or just sugar. Made this today with the goodness of ghee unlike my usual upma which has lot of veggies and less oil. I had to make this once and enjoy this flavorful melt in the mouth upma after hearing from my brother many times. He enjoys this even in the middle of the night just when he needs something to eat after working late hours. 




INGREDIENTS

English
Tamil
Telugu
Hindi
Quantity
Semolina
Ravai
Rava
Sooji
1 cup
Clarified Butter
Nei
Neyyi
Ghee
3 - 4 tbsp
Mustard
Kadugu
Aavalu
Rai
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds
Seeragam
Jeelakara
Jeera
1 tsp
Cashewnuts
Mundiri
Jeedipappu
Kaju
12 (split into half)
Green Chillis
Pachai Milagai
Pachi Mirapakaya
Hari Mirch
5 - 6 small ones
Ginger
inji
Allam
Adrak
one big piece
Curry Leaves
Karivepilai
Karivepakku
Kari patha
1 sprig
Onion
Vengayam
Ullipaya
Pyaaz
1 medium
Urad Dal
Ulutham Parupu
Minapappu
Urad ki Dal
1 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal
Kadalai Parupu
Senaga Pappu
Channa Dal
1 1/2 tsp
Salt
Uppu
Uppu
Namak
AS Needed
Water

2.5 cups



STEPS
  • Heat a pan and add some ghee..Once the ghee melts add the rava and fry it unti you get a nice aroma of fried rava. 
  • Do not brown it. Once done transfer to a plate and keep aside.

  • Add some more ghee in the pan, and once hot add the urad dal and channa dal and fry till golden brown. 
  • Add mustard and once they splutter add the jeera.
  • Then add the cashew nuts and fry them too till golden brown.

  • Then add onion, curry leaves if you have and saute them. Throw in the ginger juliennes and the slices green chillis.

  • Once everything is well sauted , add water (for one cup rava, add 2.5 cups of water).
  • Add salt as needed and let it come to a boil.
  • THen slowly add the rava and keep stirring so that any lumps are not formed. 
  • Mix well and the upma starts kind of boiling and bubbling and may spill out.. so better keep it covered in a medium flame.

  • After 4 - 5 minutes, just open the lid and your upma wil be done. Give a mix and if you still find upma is watery, keep on stove for another  3 - 4 minutes uncovered. 
  • Add again a tbsp of ghee and mix well. 
  • Squeeze lemon juice if desired.





Happy cooking and healthy eating. Dont bother about the ghee and cashews.. once in a while you got to enjoy such things :) Will post the healthy version of this soon with lot of veggies.

With Love,



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