Saturday, May 24, 2008

Rava Upma Recipe

Ok, I planned for something else, but finally had to settle with this as that post has to wait! Well I guess its so true with Rava Upma being a one to substitute in emergency situations. I have always heard many say that they don't like Rava Upma but I have also seen people who love this. My Dad being one of them. He love Upma so much that Amma makes it specially for him on days when there is already something for breakfast or dinner. Or maybe its the way Amma makes that's even I liked to eat it then. Infact it may sound too immodest, but I like the way I make it myself. Yeah there it is, the truth!

But somehow we have got into a habit of not making this very often at home. Athamma says she likes my version than her's. Though I couldn't find any fault with hers. Still it happens that they never finds itself in our table. The rare time we make this, is usually those days when we are hard pressed on many fronts and need to have a quick dinner fixed! Once hubby dear asked if its very difficult to get this done, I was just telling him that its not so and other things, by which time the upma was done. He was shocked to see that it took just about 10 to 15 mins to get done. He asked me why I am not making this when Upma takes so less time. I said its a case of having a phobia on a certain thing. You like it once you start eating it, but avoid maximum to eat it in the first place!

But I must say, though this is a simple dish, its not easy to get the perfect tasting Rava Upma!


Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10- 15 mins
Serves - 2

Ingredients Needed

Rawa / Semolina – 1 cup
Onions chopped – 1 cup
Green chilies – 2 long
Water – 2 & 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Ghee - 2 tbsp

For Seasoning:

Mustered – ¼ spoons
Channa dal – 1 spoon
Urad dal – ½ spoon
Curry leaves – 5 to 6
Cashew Nuts for topping.
Oil – 1 tbsp
Peanuts - 1 tbsp (opt)

Method to prepare:

Roast the rava in Ghee for 5 mins. Once its done, remove and keep it aside.

Add oil to the tawa, when it is hot, add the mustard and let it splutter. Then add curry leaves, chopped chillies, Bengal gram and cashew nuts. Let it fry for 2 mins.

Then add the chopped onions, sauté till onions turn slightly brown in colour on the sides.

Now add water and salt, cover with lid. Bring it to boil.

When the water starts boiling, sim it and add the roasted rava slowly so that lumps are not formed. Add Ghee around the tawa. Cover it again and let it get cooked for 5 mins. Remove the lid and again add ghee around the borders. Mix well and let it rest covered for another 5 mins.

It will be done by this time!

Traditionally authentic Andhra dish is Pesarattu Upma. But Upma on its own tastes great!



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19 comments :

Homecooked said...

This looks so yummy! This is my moms favourite and she used to make it often for us.

Happy cook said...

My mom also made it as emegency breakfast.
I love rava upma. Never make here at home as hubby and daughter don't like it.
I used to sprinkle a bit of sugar on top of the upma when i ate, back at home :-)

jayasree said...

I agree with you regd the phobia thing. As u said, it never comes to my table for breakfast or any main course. Mostly it is made as a light tiffin for evening

kamala said...

Though it is not my fav,the pic looks yummy.My dad's most fav.I too make like urs during emergency

sireesha said...

Hi,visiting ur blog for the first time.U have a great and lovely blog!!!Rava Upma is one of my favorite breakfast. I oftenly make it.
Would love to see u on my blog.

indosungod said...

Just starting to make Rava Upma as I am typing this. I also had an aversion to this growing up but nowadays it makes a regular appearance on our table. I am adding a 1/4 cup of vermicelli to mine.

notyet100 said...

my sis loves it,..,..me used to eat in hostel every second day..as this was one of the regular breakfast menu.,..nice recipe,,,

Arundathi said...

i love rava upma - even now i make it atleast once a week. i like adding a lot of veggies and eating it with milagai podi. mmm.

bhags said...

Well I must say, I am a upma fan....and the way my mom makes it with yoghurt is yummy

ranji said...

i love this..always helpful for a quick and easy breakfast anytime...looks good.

bee said...

hahaha. guess what we ate yesterday? will post about it tomorrow. i love upma but hate it inside pesarattu. i once at a very greasy MLA pesarattu with greasy upma oozing out and it put me off for a while. but J makes great upma, so i like it again.

Cham said...

It is indeed a emergency dish ... can be made in jiffy...somehow we don't like at all

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a quick fix breakfast for every one.... Love it....

Sangeeth said...

u r rite ...rava upma is ruly a substitute...my mom makes this upma very often :)

Swati Raman Garg said...

i love love love upma.. u know what u said for ur father.. upma being cooked for him even when there was something for breakfast or for dinner... this happened with me too many a times:) i love it with veggies and i love it when the color is like urs... ok the length of this comment shows my fondness for upma rite:)

satya said...

As a guest, I don't like upma much....,because most of the times that's what I get...but, as a host,I simply love it....as it's a easy breezy one to make....:D

TBC said...

I make upma a lot not 'coz I like it but it is pretty easy for a weekend BF.:D

Gaurav said...

The Upma looks yum!!! Got a surprise for u on my blog...in the 5 must see recipes for the week post :)
U were the first tht came to mind for it :)

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody for your lovely comments. I am really sorry that I couldn't acknowledge each of you! But I really appreciate you taking time to comment!

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