Friday, March 16, 2012

Semolina Porridge with Vegetables (Rava Upma)

South Indian Vegetarian Breakfast Special
Andhra Cuisine
Semolina Porridge with Vegetables (Rava Upma)
Serves 2

Cream of Wheat/Semolina (Rava/Sooji)-

Onions- 1 No., Finely Chopped

Green Chillies- 2 Nos., Finely Chopped
French Beans/Green Beans- about 7 to 8 Nos., Finely Chopped,
Carrots- 1 Medium, Finely Chopped
Potato- 1 Small, Finely Chopped
Roma Tomatoes- 1 Medium or 2 Small, Finely Chopped
Ginger- 1 Inch, Finely Chopped

For Tempering:
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil- 2 Tsp., Oil mixed with Ghee at this stage is optional
Raw Peanuts- 1 Tbsp. 

Mustard Seeds (Rai/Aavalu)-a Pinch
Cumin Seeds (Jeera/Jeelakarra)- (Optional)
Split Bengal Gram/Split Chick Pea (Chana Dal/Senagapapu)- ¼ Tsp.
Split Black Gram (Urad Dal/Menapappu)- ¼ Tsp.
Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta/Karvepaku)- 5-6 No’s
Asafoetida (Hing/Inguva Podi)- a Pinch

Water- 3 Cups
Salt- To Taste

Fresh Lemon Juice & Ghee- sprinkled to suit taste individual buds as desired!!

Heat Oil in a Non Stick Wide Skillet (Kadhai)
Add Peanuts & Saute till Color changes
Add Mustard Seeds & Saute till Seeds Splutter
Add Chana Dal, Urad Dal & Cumin Seeds till the Dals change Color

As the Water Boils rapidly add the Sooji while stirring continuously to make sure there are no lumps


Optionally can add Green Peas (Matar), Sweet Corn etc.

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