Upma Pic: Priya Q


Vegetable Upma

I love this tasty upma with the goodness of vegetables! Quite simple and easy to make!

Roasted Semolina / Suji – 1 cup
Onion – 1 no big
Coriander– finely chopped
Garlic – 2 flakes (finely chopped) – optional
Ginger – ½ inch (finely chopped)
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Gram dal or white lentils – 1 tsp (also called chana dal* / split Urad dal (without skin))
Chopped vegetables –1 cup (carrots, cauliflower, peas, etc)
Oil – 1 tbsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water – 2 cups
Lemon juice – 1 tsp

  1. Boil vegetables separately
  2. In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds. Once its stops spluttering add Gram dal
  3. Now add Ginger and Garlic and sauté lightly
  4. Add onions and sauté
  5. Add boiled vegetables, chilli powder, turmeric, coriander leaves and sauté
  6. Add water and salt
  7. Once it boils add roasted semolina with continuous stirring, else lumps would form
  8. Close lid and cook on low flame for 10 seconds
  9. Open lid, sprinkle some lemon juice and stir
  10. Serve hot. You can team it up with pickle / coconut chutney


*Chana dal is dried, split chickpeas or garbanzo beans


till next time…. happy cooking!

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