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Vegetable Upma

One of the quick breakfast recipe, made with fried semolina  with vegetables and seasoned with spices and garnished with Cilantro. Though its not liked by many of them, this can be turned as a comfort food if you add a lot of vegetables and make it colourful and healthy.

Ingredients :
  • Rava : 2 cups (Semolina)
  • Onions : 2 Nos.
  • Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
  • Urad Dhal : 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds : half tsp
  • Tomato : 1 No. (Small size)
  • Peas, Carrots, Beans : 1 cup all together
  • Green Chillies : 4 to 5 Nos.
  • Curry leaves : 4 strands
  • Lime juice : half tea spn (optional)
  • Salt, Oil and Water
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
Method of preparation :
Finely chop vegetables and cook the vegis with a pinch of salt 

Fry the Rava in low flame adding 2 table spns of oil for 4 to 5 min and set aside
In a thick or non stick pan heat 3  tbl spns of oil, add mustard seeds fennel seeds and urad dhal 

Once the urad turns brown add green chillies, curry leaves after few seconds add onions and fry till golden brown. 
Then add chopped tomato, turmeric and salt (dont add much salt as there would be salt in the cooked vegetables also). 
After 3 min add the cooked vegetables along with the water in which it was cooked. 
Bring the water to boil and now add the fried rava into this. 
Keep stiring while adding the rava so that lumps dont get formed.
Keep stirring till the water is completely absorbed by when the rava would be cooked. Add Lime juice now (optional) and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with Curd or Coconut chutney.

I have made it a little watery, you can keep it on flame for a little more time to make it dry.

Variations : Fried cashew nuts can be added while adding the rava.You can make this with only Brinjal or only Potatoes as vegi. 
You can add avarekai / avarakka / motchaka / lilva beans 
You can add fried vermicelli also. Which would be rava vermicelli upma. Measure wd be 1 cup of rava and 1 cup of vermicelli. Add vermicelli 5 min before adding rava while finishing.

Also known as  : Rava Kichidi, Uppitu, Rava Upma, Vegetable Rava Kitchidi, Sooji upma.


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