Delicious Indian Traditional Semolina Porridge from Tamil Nadu. Authentic Recipe of Upma.

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Things to know about Upma Recipe

The Indian Traditional Semolina Porridge or Upma is a thick porridge famous across South India. Various seasonings are added to the dish based on personal preference. The word “Upma” is derived from the combination of the words “uppu” and “mavu”. “Uppu” means salt and “mavu” means flour. In Maharashtra, Upma is called “Saanja”. The dish is popularly prepared in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Gujarat. The porridge is served as breakfast. Upma can also be served as a light evening snack made with vermicelli and tomatoes, peas, and carrot. The variant is called Vermicelli Upma.


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Delicious Indian Traditional Semolina Porridge from Tamil Nadu. Authentic Recipe of Upma.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: उपमा
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Main Ingredient Group Condiments based Recipes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Pan)
Occasional Cooking Weekend Family Meal Recipes

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Servings 3 People
Calories / Serving 329 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup Semolina
  • tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seed
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • 8 pcs Cashew
  • 1 tsp Yellow Gram
  • 1 tsp Black Gram
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger Root Chopped
  • 70 grams (2.47 oz) Red Onion
  • 1 pc Green Chili Chopped
  • 12 pcs Curry Leaf
  • 3 tbsp Garden Peas – Sweet Peas – English Peas – Green Peas Frozen
  • 3 cups Water
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Clarified Butter

Instructions
 

  • Roast semolina on a medium flame for 5 minutes. Remove it and transfer it to a bowl.
  • Add oil and mustard seeds to the same pan.
  • Add asafoetida, cashews, black gram and yellow gram, and ginger and sauté.
  • Add onion, green chili, and curry leaves after a minute.
  • Add green peas and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add water and add salt, chopped cilantro, and lemon juice.
  • Let the water come to a boil and add the semolina.
  • Cover the pan and set it to low flame.
  • Add clarified butter. Turn off the heat.
  • Remove and serve.

NOTES

  • Skip the clarified butter if you want to make the Upma vegan.
  • You can refrigerate the Upma for a few days.
COOKING TIPS:

Roast the semolina well until it becomes crunchy. Add the semolina into the pan slowly.

SERVE WITH:

Serve the Upma with coconut chutney which is a type of sauce.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Religious Cooking Halal Recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 10gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 597mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 428IUVitamin C: 169mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Semolina Porridge, Upma Recipe, उपमा
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