Upma ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )


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Upma, an extremely common yet lovable south indian snack, upma is a popular breakfast choice in mumbai too, quite affordable at rs 6 per serving, the tasty upma is served in small stainless steel quarter plates, garnished with coriander and coconut, along with mini wedges of lemon.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
6 to 7 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/3 cup finely chopped onions
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 cup semolina (rava)
salt to taste

For The Garnish
4 tsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
4 tsp freshly grated coconut
4 tsp nylon sev

For Serving
4 lemon wedges

Method
  1. Boil 2 cups of water in a deep pan and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, curry leaves, onions and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame till the onions turn translucent.
  4. Add the semolina and sauté on a slow flame for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the hot water and salt and cover and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring once in between.
  6. Place equal portions of upma on 4 plates, garnish each plate with 1 tsp of coriander and 1 tsp of coconut and 1 tsp of nylon sev.
  7. Serve immediately.

RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook
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