Friday, August 6, 2010

Rava Upma ( Uppumavu)

Uppumavu, as the name suggests is an amalgam of two words uppu (salt) and maavu (flour). This is a south Indian breakfast dish. It is a favorite among housewives as it is easy to be made.

Rava(sooji) -1cup
Choped onion -1/2cup
Green chillies -3nos
Grated ginger -1/2tsp
Grated garlic -1/2tsp
Grated coconut(optional) -2tsp
Mixed vegetables(carrot, beans,green peas,and corn) -1/2cup
Curry leaves -a few
Fried cashew nuts -6nos
Split(yellow) Moong dhal -1tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4tsp
Mustuurd seeds -1/4tsp
Ghee(optional) -1tsp
Dry red chilly -2nos
Oil -2tsp
Water -2cup
Salt -as rqd

How to prepare

=►Dry-roast rava until it just begins to turn brown, then keep aside.
=►Heat oil in a pan and fry cashew nuts keep it aside for garnishing.
=►Heat oil and 1tsp of ghee (optional) in big a pan, add mustard seeds and
allow them to splutter. Add moong dhal, dry red chilly and curry leaves.
=►Now add Grated ginger and garlic. Sauté for 2-3min.
=►Add sliced onion and green chilies and sauté till the onions become tender.
=►Add mixed vegetables and sauté for 2-3 min.
=►Add two cup of water, turmeric and salt . Allow it to boil.
=►Then slowly add roasted rava into the pan stirring continuously.
=►Mix quickly to avoid lumps forming.
=►Garnish with grated coconut, fried cashew nuts.

note:- If you are in a hurry and have to serve breakfast immediatley then you can remove steps 2 & 6. For a less calorious food remove adding ghee and cashews.

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