UPIttu (upma)
Cuisine: Indian
  • 1 cup – Sooji (Rava, Semolina)
  • 2 cups – water
  • 1 cup – Mixed veggies (beans, carrot, peas, potato, capsicum)
  • 2 tbsp – Oil
  • 1 tsp – Rai ( mustard)
  • ½ tbsp – Chana dal. (bengal gram)
  • 1 tsp – Jeera (cumin)
  • 1 no – Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp – lemon juice
  • 3 nos – green chillies slit ( more or less depending on your taste)
  • ½ tsp – Grated ginger
  • 1 tsp – Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  1. In a kadai roast the sooji with ½ tbsp of oil, till it turns gold. Remove it onto a plate. Spread it and let it cool while you prepare your tadka.
  2. Take the remaining oil in the kadai. To this add rai. Once it splatters, add chana dal. When the dal turns gold add curry leaves and green chillies. Leave it for half a minute and then add the finely chopped veggies to this. Add salt saute for a minute, cover and let the veggies cook well( i like the veggies half done, when it is still crispy). Once the veggies are done to your choice, add 2 cups water into the kadai. Add anymore salt if required, sugar, ginger and lemon juice. Taste it at this stage to make sure the seasonings are ok. Let the water boil. Once it starts boiling well, gradually in a stream pour the sooji into it while continuosly stirring so that no lumps are left. Once its mixed well, cover it and cook it on low flame for couple of mins. Lift the lid and mix it.
  3. Garnish it with grated coconut, chopped coriander.
  4. Serve it with Chutney Pudi, Yogurt or Sev.
Recipe by MADaboutkitchen at https://madaboutkitchen.in/upittu-upma/