Aug 17, 2008

Do you use these in Upma too ??

It was one of those days where I just spent time thinking of what to make for lunch, but didn't come up with anything. It was almost nearing lunch time too. Finally, I decided to go ahead with upma, but then realised there were no onions too ( I don't like the upma which doesn't use onions). Upon raiding the fridge, found a few things and finally came up with this upma. Now that I am blogging about it, yes, it did taste very good.

I added green mango and matki sprouts along with a little corn and green peppers. If you like the taste of green mango, then you should try using it in upma. So this is what I did...


Fine Rava/Semolina - 1 1/2 cups
Raw Green Mango ( skin removed), diced - 1 cup
Matki sprouts/Moath beans sprouts - 1 cup
Fresh/Frozen Corn kernels - 1/2 cup
Green bell peppers, cut into chunks - 1/2 cup
Green chillies, slit lengthwise - 6 ( I used the small green chillies )
Curry leaves - 5-6 ( I have not used )
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Udad dal - 1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Boiling hot water - approx. 3 cups.
Salt - to taste

- Adding little water, microwave the matki sprouts for 2 minutes. Drain out all the excess water.
- Heat a pan, dry roast the Rava on low flame till an aroma comes from it. Take care not to burn it. Take it out on a plate and keep aside.
- Now, heat oil in the pan, add the udad dal and mustard seeds, when they start spluttering, add the cumin seeds, curry leaves (if adding) and the green chillies.
- Add the chopped green mango, green pepper, and the corn kernels. Fry till they become soft.
- Add the salt and the turmeric powder and mix well.
- Add the earlier roasted rava to the pan and mix everything together.
- Now add the hot water to the pan. Stir well once and lower flame till the rava cooks in it and the mixture becomes almost dry.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired ( optional).
- Serve hot.

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Jayashree said...

I use pretty much anything that's available in upma. I guess that's the beauty of this very versatile matter what you put in, it tastes good.

Nirmala said...

Lovely looking Upma Maya! I usually hate rava upma but this seems to be a n excellent combo. I bookmarking this!

SMN said...

green mango i never added thats a nice twist for that tangy taste..i add almost anything including onion

notyet100 said...

so mny things,..upma looks delicious,..nd healthy too

Bhawana said...

made a note of this recipe, looks mouth watering and very tempting. nice post. Thanks for sharing.

Meera said...

That's brilliant, Maya!! I have never used green mango in Upma. Must have tasted great. Using sprouts too is a great idea.

Sangeeth said...

nice variation to the upma recipe...liked ur version....bookmarked!

ANJALI J. said...

so many options to add to make the upma delicious.. thanks for the idea..

Maya said...

Thanks to all of you for your encouraginf comments. Thanx to those of you who are commenting here for the first time, really glad to see all your commments here :)..

Medhaa said...

very innovative, lovely recipe thanks for sharing