Saturday, January 11, 2014

Vegetable Upma

"Vegetable Upma"
"Upma" is one of the easiest and quick to make breakfast dish. Its a traditionally a South Indian breakfast dish made with Suji or rava / Semolina and one of the most common breakfast item in the Southern and Western region of India. Every household has there own way of preparing upma, but I love to make it with loads of vegetables as its healthy and looks colourful too.
A great way to start the day with a wholesome "Vegetable Upma" along with a hot cup of chai....

Ingredients

Suji/ semolina / rava -1 cup
Mixed Vegetables, chopped - 1 1/2 cup (carrots, peas, french beans, capsicum (red and green)
Onion, chopped - 1 large
Tomato,chopped - 1 large
Green chillies, chopped - 2
Ginger, chopped - 1 tablespoon
Fresh coriander chopped - 2-3 tablespoon
Fresh lime juice - 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves - 10 - 12
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dal (Black gram dal), - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 2 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Water - 2 1/2cups

Method

Clean, wash and soak urad dal for an hour.

Dry roast the Suji in a kadhai till it changes colour to light pink (I have used pre roasted suji as it is readily available in supermarkets.)

Heat oil in a kadhai, add the mustard seeds and let them crackle,add the curry leaves along with the chopped onions and green chillies fry for 3-4 minutes and add the chopped tomatoes. Once the tomatoes start getting tender add the soaked urad dal and fry for 3-4 minutes.





Add the chopped vegetables and season with salt and fry for 7-8 minutes  (If required sprinkle some water, cover and cook) Once the vegetables are almost done add the chopped ginger and fresh chopped coriander and mix well.




Add the dry roasted suji and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the water along with the lime juice mix give it a good stir to avoid formation of any lumps, cover and cook for 2-3  or until all the water is absorbed.





Serve hot along with hot cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy.





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