Friday, 27 January 2017

Vegetable Upma


Time saver recipe for weekdays. 

 You can replace "Rava'' with "Broken wheat" or "Couscous".  

All of them are healthy and tasty. 

Goes well with a freshly ground Coconut chutney.

One of my friends were complaining  about the upma getting too mushy. The key is always to add less water as possible and let it cook covered in low flame :)   I like it in any form however.


Rava /Broken wheat / Couscous - 1 cup
Mixed vegetables cut small - 2 cup
(Carrots, Green beans, red onion)

Cashew nuts - some
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Whole dry red chillies - 2 
Ginger chopped - 1 tsp
Cardamom - 4,  seeds crushed

Ghee or oil


Chop the vegetables, set aside.

Roast rava in a bottom thick pan sauting continously. If you have a roasted Rava then skip this step.

Heat 1 tbsp Ghee or oil in a pan. Fry cashew nuts in it. Set aside.

Splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves, red whole chillies. 

1 tsp chopped ginger.  When rawness goes add chopped vegetables. Fry for 5 min.

Add roasted rava, mix well . 

Add 2 tsp of salt and 1 1/2 cup of water . Mix and allow to cook closed in a low flame.

10 mins. then you can check if the upma is done.

Mix in crushed cardamoms and fried Cashew nuts.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.


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