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!
Upma Rava (Semolina)...2 cups
Mustard seeds...1/4 tsp.
Cumin seeds...1/4 tsp.
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.
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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