• Nupur Bhattacharya

Veg upma recipe/Fluffy upma recipe/how to make restaurant style veg upma/Indian breakfast recipe

Updated: Jan 10


Simple healthy veg upma. If you like restaurant style soft and fluffy upma, this recipe is for you!


Ingredients 

Yield: 3-4


Upma Rava (Semolina)...2 cups

Ghee...2 tbsp.

Peanuts...1 tbsp.

Cashew...1 tbsp.

Mustard seeds...1/4 tsp.

Cumin seeds...1/4 tsp.

Curry leaves...8-10

Dry red chillies...2

Asafoetida (Hing)...1/4 tsp.

Onion (chopped)...3 tbsp.

Ginger (crushed)...1 tbsp.

Green chillies (chopped)...2

Carrot (chopped)...4 tbsp.

French green beans...3 tbsp.

Corn (fresh or frozen)...3 tbsp.

Coconut (grated, fresh, 1.5 tbsp.)

Green peas (fresh or frozen)...3 tbsp.

Water...5 cups (use the same size of cup you used to measure the upma Rava)

Lime juice...1 tbsp.

Powdered black pepper...1/4 tsp.

Coriander leaves (chopped)...1 tbsp.

Salt...to taste


Method
  • Add approximately 1 tablespoon oil to a pan set on medium heat

  • Add peanuts, cashew nuts and stir fry for approximately one minute

  • Keep it aside

  • Add 1 tablespoon ghee to the same pan Add Upma Rava or semolina

  • Roast the semolina till it turns darker and aromatic. This should take 6 to 7 minutes Stir the semolina continuously so it doesn't burn

  • Take it out in a bowl

  • Add 2 tablespoons oil to the same pan

  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, dried red chilies, Hing or asafoetida and curry leaves and give it a quick stir

  • Add onions, half a teaspoon of salt, ginger, Carrot, french green beans, green chillies and stir fry for two minutes

  • Add green peas and corn and stir fry for 30 seconds

  • Add 5 cups of water

  • Measure water using the same cup you used to measure semolina

  • Add powdered black pepper, grated coconut and fresh lime juice

  • Add salt to taste

  • Make sure that the water tastes slightly salty because a lot of semolina will be added to it

  • Let it come to a boil

  • Add the roasted semolina while continuously stirring it

  • continuous stirring prevents the Upma Rava from clumping

  • Lower the heat and keep stirring until all the water is absorbed

  • add the remaining ghee

  • Keep stirring the upma until the water dries up further and it starts to look fluffy

  • If you prefer a more pasty consistency then add 6 cups of water instead of 5 cups and don't stir it too long

  • Add the fried peanuts and cashew nuts check for salt and garnish with coriander leaves

Your healthy breakfast is ready!




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