Sunday, June 22, 2008

Upma: A quick meal for those hectic days!

We would usually eat Upma at home for breakfast and also for tea. But I made some for dinner. It is quick and simple and you can put in whatever vegetables you have on hand. Upma is made by roasting sooji, which is semolina, although semolina is finer than sooji, which makes this Upma a lot creamier in texture.

My mother makes it with cashew nuts and garnishes with coriander and freshly grated coconut, I didn't have any of those so made a less grand version. It was creamy, spicy and delicious!


1 cup semolina
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup water
1/2 an onion chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup frozen peas
1 tomato finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste


In olive oil saute onions, garlic, tomatoes and peas with spices till well cooked and set aside. Roast semolina in a about 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil stirring constantly to not burn for about 10 to 15 minutes. Next stir in onion mixture and stir, pour in water and stir to remove lumps. Season with salt and enjoy warm!

No comments: