Monday, August 29, 2011


Dear Readers,

Upma, an extremely common yet lovable south indian snack, upma is a popular breakfast choice in mumbai too, quite affordable at rs 6 per serving, the tasty upma is served in small stainless steel quarter plates, garnished with coriander and coconut, along with mini wedges of lemon.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Makes 4 servings
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
6 to 7 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/3 cup finely chopped onions
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 cup semolina (rava)
salt to taste

For The Garnish
4 tsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
4 tsp freshly grated coconut
4 tsp nylon sev

For Serving
4 lemon wedges
1.    Boil 2 cups of water in a deep pan and keep aside.
2.    Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
3.    When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, curry leaves, onions and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame till the onions turn translucent.
4.    Add the semolina and sauté on a slow flame for another 3 to 4 minutes.
5.    Add the hot water and salt and cover and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring once in between.
6.    Place equal portions of upma on 4 plates, garnish each plate with 1 tsp of coriander and 1 tsp of coconut and serve immediately.
Enjoy this wonderful and delecious upma with your friends and family.


  1. I never had the chance to taste upma. It sounds tasty. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. you are welcome, its reallyu an amazing dish, do try it ...