As promised, I am back on my blog again this week to share a quick breakfast recipe – Rawa Upma or Sooji Upma. I would start with a positive hope that each one of you is keeping yourself safe from the known and current outbreak – “Coronavirus”. I would suggest you to please stay safe and keep yourself fully sanitized. Try avoid eating any raw or undercooked food and eat only well cooked food.
Talking about food, let me now start with a very interesting and one of the most famed breakfast/snack dish of India – Rawa Upma made of semolina. It’s high in B vitamins like thiamine and folate, which have many important roles in your body, including helping convert food into energy . Additionally, semolina is a good source of iron and magnesium. These minerals support red blood cell production, heart health, and blood sugar control. Various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences while making upma.
So, lets dig in !!!
Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 15 minutes, Calories : 190/serving
- Sooji/Rawa/Semolina – 1 cup roasted
- Oil – 2 tablespoons
- Cumin seeds – pinch of it
- Mustard seeds – pinch of it
- Green chillies – 4 to 5 slit into pieces
- Onions – 1 large chopped
- Bell Peppers – 1 large chopped
- Carrots – 1 large sliced
- Green peas – 1/2 cup
- Peanuts – handful
- Tomatoes – 1 large chopped
- Salt – As per taste
- Coriander Powder – 1 and 1/2 tablespoons
- Red chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
- Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tablespoon
- Lemon – 1/2 slice
- Coriander leaves – to Garnish
- In a cooking pan, add oil and allow it to heat for some time.
- While the oil is getting heated, dry roast the sooji in another pan for about 10 minutes. **You sometimes get the roasted sooji from the mart so there is no need to roast it again**.
- Once the oil gets heated up, add in the cumin and mustard seeds and cook it until it starts to splutter.
- Add the peanuts and cook it for 2 minutes.
- Add the green chillies and Onions and cook it for 5-6 minutes, until the onions turn little brown.
- Now, add in the remaining veggies – bell peppers, carrots, green peas. You can add any vegetable of your choice.
- Now, add little salt and cover the lid of the pan to cook the veggies.
- Open the lid after 8-10 minutes, and you will notice that the veggies have softened. Do not overcook the vegetables.
- Add in the tomatoes and cook for another 2-4 minutes. This gives a very tangy taste to the upma and makes it even more flavorful.
- Now add in the coriander powder, Red chilli Powder and Garam masala powder and cook for 2-3 minutes until the spices are evenly mixed with the veggies.
- After some time, add in 1 cup of water to the pan and bring it to boil.
- As soon as the water starts boling, add in the roasted Sooji in parts and keep stirring the mixture. You will notice that the Sooji gets properly binded with the vegatables.
- Once it has a pudding-like consitency, turn of the heat.
- Garnish it with coriander leaves and lemon.
Upma is now ready to be eaten. I would request everyone to try this recipe at home and do let me know in the comments section below if you like it .