If you are hungry and want to cook something quick (which is the case with me and Laksmi all the time 🙂 ), here’s a recipe for masala upma. Upma is a south Indian dish usually eaten as breakfast. It is also eaten as a snack and can be prepared pretty easily. Masala Upma is a variant of the dish with some spices and vegetables. Credit for the recipe goes to my sister-in-law.
- 2 Cups Wheat Rava (Semolina)
- 1 Small Onion (chopped)
- 4 Green Chillies (jalapeno)
- 1/2 Cup Cashew Nuts
- 2-4 Full Cloves
- 1 stick of Cinnamon
- Couple Bay Leaves
- 1 Cup of mixed vegetables (Corn/Beans/Carrots)
Here’s a picture with all the ingridients in their glory
Heat up some oil in a pan. Add a spoon of mustard seeds (aavalu), Cloves, Cinnamon and let them sizzle for a minute. Add the onions and when they get golden brown, add the chillies, bay leaves, mixed vegetables, salt and the cashew nuts. Stir fry for a minute and add 4 cups of water (add two cups of water to every cup of rava). Bring the water to a boil and add the rava to the mixture, while stirring it. When the mixture thickens, let it simmer for a few minutes and add some chopped cilantro on the top. Enjoy the dish hot :).
Here’s a picture of the dish