Thursday, April 26, 2012

Simple Upma

Bombay Rava : 1 1/2 cups ( rava is semolina,use medium rava not bhansi rava)
Green chillies slit : 5
Curry/karbev leaves : 7 or 8
Fresh ginger chopped to tiny : 1 tsp pieces
Grated coconut : 1 1/2 cup
Mustard : 1 tsp Udid dal : 3 tsp
Refined cooking oil : 3 to 4 Tbsp ( add 1/2 teaspoon ghee if desired)
Boiling water : 3 cups
Salt : to taste

In a wok add the oil, and when hot add mustard seeds.When mustard splutters add udid dal and fry till golden brown.Next throw in green chillies, chopped ginger and curry leaves.Saute for 30 seconds don't roast-green chillies should be green!. Now add the rava and salt and mix well and saute for 2 minutes.Add boiling water slowly and keep stirring till water completely covers the ingredients in the wok.Cover and let cook for 3-5 mins on low flame.Finally spread the coconut scrapings on top and serve hot at breakfast or at tea time.

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