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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vegetable Rawa Upma - Microwave and Stove-top Recipe

Upma is a breakfast dish originated in South India. Upma is originally made with Semolina(i.e.Rawa/Rava or Suji in India). This tasty dish can be eaten for breakfast, brunch or as a snack and is so wholesome you can even make a meal of it, adding your choice of vegetables in it. But you can alter the basic ingredient semolina with Vermicelli or Oat or even Dalia(broken wheat) and prepare the rest same way as this recipe. I tried Vermicelli or Semiya Upma and Dalia Upma and both of them taste as good as Rawa Upma. Try them....
I often prepare this breakfast on stove-top, but this time I prepared it in microwave and the result was very pleasing, I must say. So, I'll give recipes here both the way- stovetop and microwave.

How to make UPMA in Microwave::::::::::::::::::

Ingredients : 
Suji/Semolina(roasted) : 1 cup
Onion : 1(chopped)
Tomato : 1 small(chopped)
Carrot : 1(chopped)
Green Peas : 1/2 cup
Water : 2 and 1/2 cups
Dry red chillies : 1
Mustard seeds : 1 tsp.
Bengal gram/Chana dal : 1 tsp.
Curry leaves : 7-8
Green Chillies : 2(finely chopped)
Red chilli powder : 1 pinch
Oil : 1 tblsp.
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :
  • If you don't get roasted rawa/suji, then take rawa in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 3 minutes on high power. Remove on a plate.
  • In the same bowl, add oil. Microwave high for 1 minute. Remove and add immediately dry red chilli, curry leaves, chana dal and mustard seeds. Again microwave uncovered for 1 minute on high. 
  • Remove and add chopped onion, tomatoes, carrot, peas and microwave uncovered high for 4 minutes. Remove and add roasted suji, salt, red chilli powder, water. Cover with lid and microwave  high for 3-4 minutes or when suji is cooked and there is no moisture left, remove and mix everything well. 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately.   
Note : You can add fried raw peanuts for extra crunch, but have to do them on stove-top. Fry them on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.

    Vegetable Upma recipe made on Stove-top   ::::::::::::
       Ingredients are all the same, I add raw peanuts when I make it on stove-top. So, I'm giving here the method only.

    Method :
    • In a pan, First, fry raw peanuts in little oil in medium heat. Remove and fry chopped vegetables of your choice in the same oil. Remove.
    • In the same pan, keep 1 tblsp. oil, heat, add dry red chilli, 1 tsp. each of chana and urad dal, when all of these are getting brown, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When seeds start to crackle, add onions and chopped green chillies. Fry until onions turn soft. Add chooped tomatoes and cook until mushy. 
    • Mix well and add roasted suji in it. Add frid peanuts and vegetables. Add a pinch of turmeric and red chilli powder. Add hot water in it. Season with salt and give a good stir. When suji is cooked and there is no moisture left,  mix everything well.
    • Remove and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 / by / 6 Comments


    1. Hey Indrani ~ glad to see your post, long time you been..

      Love upma ~ i am soooo going to try your microwave
      version , sounds super easy n delish!
      US Masala

    2. love this upma. very easy to make. looks delicious.

    3. Thanks, Prithbha, Chandrani, Aipi, Suja and Amritha


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