Thursday 13 September 2012

Peas Upma (matar upma)

Hi All .....
  Semolina/Rava/Suji  is a purified form of wheat so very healthy for kids and adults. You can make so many things with rava like halwa, upma, rava dosa, rava idly etc etc....
For infants you can make porridge by adding boiled milk and sugar. 

  • 1 cup rava (suji)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp ghee  
  • 2 green chilies or to taste (slit into half) 
  • 3 cups water 
  • Salt to taste 
  • few coriander leaves (roughly chopped) 
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds 
  • 1 tsp channa dal (Bengal gram dal)
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
  • few curry leaves 

  1. Take a kadai and dry roast the rava till golden brown colour and gives out nice smell.
  2. Remove from heat and keep it aside. (you can store the extra rava in a air tight jar for future use too)
  3. Heat ghee in a kadai. 
  4. Add mustard seeds and channa dal, cook till channa dal becomes golden brown (don't let the dal turn dark brown)
  5. When they start to crackle add  curry leaves, onion, green chilies.
  6. Add salt and cook till the onions become transparent. 
  7. Add peas and cook for another 2mins.
  8. Now add 2 cups of water, lemon juice  and red chilly powder. Bring it to boil.
  9. Cover and cook till dal turns soft.
  10. Add rava and keep stirring for 2 mins.(Add rava slowly to avoid lumps).
  11. Mix well and cook till water dries up.
  12. Finally garnish with coriander leaves and remove from heat. 
  13. Serve hot.
To serve:
Put hot upma in a bowl, press little and then invert on to the serving plate....serve hot with coconut chutney.

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Unknown said...

healthly version with peas...

Unknown said...

hey shruti.. i too love upma but wenever i make them, they turn out to be bit sticky and gooey... any tips on how to better it?? mayb m adding too much water or too little oil!!..

Anonymous said...

Very inviting

meenab said...

really love it. upma is also light on fussy tummies hehe

shruti forgot to ans u on earlier post

yes now no interfering ads so can see the comment box so its better

also i see ur comments here are on moderation so if possible can u disable captcha. i hv bad eyes cant see the words also properly so hv to keep refreshing to see the words of captcha


Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

thanks all :-)
@ supriya ....bhuno suji nicely before making upma ..
water ratio is 1:3
1 cup suji : 3 cups water
2 cups suji : 6 cups water

@ Meena ....for sure i will do that :-)

Unknown said...

Yummy and healthy Breakfast...

Prema said...

Delicious upma,luks yum...

virunthu unna vaanga said...

i love adding peas into this... always favorite upma...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious delight..Join me in Know your Flours - Corn flour event in my blog

Unknown said...

My fav breakfast option. Love the way u have made it,totally yummy

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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thank a lot ..... you guys really made my day with your lovely comments !!!

kitchen flavours said...

I love eating suji cakes but have never tried in savoury dish before, sounds good!