A very tasty breakfast dish !!!
Serves : 2
Preparation Time + Cooking time : 20 minutes
Tip - Please use same measuring cup to measure sooji and water.
1 cup (200 g) dry roasted rawa ( sooji )
1 3/4 cups water
1 tablespoon ghee / sunflower oil / olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin ( jeera ) seeds
1/2 teaspoon urad dal
2 green chillies , slit lengthwise
1 - inch piece ginger , chopped finely
1 spring dark green curry leaves
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
1/4 cup (2 tablespoons) grated coconut for garnishing ( optional )
Heat oil in a kadai / frying pan . Add mustard seeds. When they start splutter add jeera ( cumin ) seeds and urad dal. Saute for 2- 3 minutes.
Add slit green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Shallow fry for 3 - 4 minutes or till it fragrant.
Add chopped onions and fry on a low heat till light golden in color.
Add finely chopped tomato. Saute for 5 minutes until well blended.
Add water and salt. Cover with a lid and boil water on a medium heat.
When the water starts boiling , remove the lid, reduce heat to minimum. Pour rawa evenly with one hand and simultaneously stir with a spatula with the other hand. Mixing of rawa in boiling water is very important while making upma. It should be mixed evenly - else it may form lumps - which totally spoils the dish.
Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 5 - 8 minutes till all the water evaporates. Mix/ turn the Upma once in a while. Once ready, sprinkle grated coconut ( optional ) and serve with Mixture / Alu Bhujia / Kukka Humman / Potato Palya ...