1 cup semolina or rava or sooji
2 tbsp oil or ghee
½ to ¾ tsp mustard
½ to ¾ tsp cumin
1 to 1½ tsp urad dal
1 to 1½ tsp channa dal
2 tbsp peanuts
8 cashews (optional)
1 sprig curry leaves
pinch asafoetida or hing
1 small onion (chopped or sliced thinly)
2 green chili slit
½ to ¾ tsp ginger very finely chopped
2½ to 2¾ cups water
1 to 2 tsp ghee
lemon juice (optional)
How to make the recipe
Prepration for upma recipe
Dry roast rava on a low to medium heat until crunchy. Transfer to a bowl. Cool it.
Chop onions, green chilies and ginger.
How to make upma
Add oil to a hot pan. Next add mustard, cumin, urad dal, channa dal, and cashews. Fry until the dals turn golden.
Next put in hing, green chilies, ginger and curry leaves. Saute for a minute.
Pour water and add salt as needed.
Mix and check the salt. If needed as more.
Bring the water to a rolling boil.
Set the flame to medium. With one hand pour rava in a stream to the boiling water, while you stir the rava in the water with the other hand.
Stir everything once to check any lumps. Break up if any.
Cover and cook on a low flame until the water evaporates. Just 2 to 4 mins depending on the kind of pot or pan used.
Open the lid and stir once. Add ghee if you like. Give a quick stir.
Switch off the stove and cover again. Allow upma to rest for 5 mins.
Serve rava upma plain or with spice chutney, #recipesforkids