Monday, 16 April 2007

Uppuma / Upma





This is my entry for Tamil Cuisine RCI - April 2005 hosted by Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine


Uppuma in Tamil is: "Maavu" means "flour" (of any kind); uppu+maav according to Wikipedia.
I first tried this dish only very recently at Sakoni in Wembley, they serve at the breakfast / brunch buffet. It is quite unusual for my family because semolina usually means seero to us which is a sweet dish with nuts and raisons (made in much the same way).
Ingredients
1 cup semolina
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup green beans
2 tomatoes; diced
1 tbspn oil
1 tspn mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
2 cloves garlic; minced

3 inches ginger; grated
2 green chillies; minced
1/4 tspn tumeric
2 table spoons sunflower seeds
21/2 cups water


Method
1. Dry cook the semolina, until it is golden brown, with a sweet aroma, remove from heat and set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and sunflower seeds.
3. As soon as the sunflower seeds begin to brown, add the vegetables; garlic, ginger and the green chillies cook for a few minutes, and add the tumeric, mix and add the water.

4. Bring the water to boil, add the salt; when the vegetables are cooked add the semolina.









I used sunflower seeds instead of cashew nuts, this made really nutty and cruncy!



7 comments:

trupti said...

looks lovely! what a fine idea to use the sunflower seeds!

Vani said...

Upma looks really good! All those vegetables-colorful & healthy! I've never seen sunflower seeds in upma before. Must give it a nice flavor!

Sajeda Meghji said...

Hi Vani and Trupti,
Sunflowers were good, though I only used them as I had no cashews.
I also use a mixture mustard, melon, sunflower and sesame seeds for tempering some dishes.

Sharmi said...

hi, I like upma with lot of veggies in it. nice entry!!

cheers

Sajeda Meghji said...

Thanks Sharmi,
I loved you entry for RCI, a lot of work invloved there.... but looks very very tasty!

Ayesha Seerin said...

This is my first visit here ...
What a lovely way to make a diffrent dish from the usual ...

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