Upma | How to make Upma

By Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah  |  8th Nov 2016  |  
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About Upma Recipe

An evergreen South Indian breakfast special. Nutritious and very easy to make, it is an all time hit with my family.

Upma, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Upma is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Zeenath Amaanullah. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Upma is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Upma recipe by Zeenath Amaanullah. Upma can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Upma just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Upma can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Upma.


Ingredients to make Upma

  • semolina/ Suji 2 cups
  • garlic finely chopped, 2 cloves
  • turmeric a pinch (optional)
  • curry leaves, a handful
  • Black mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • green chillies 3-4, finely chopped
  • oil 2 tbsp
  • peanuts- a handful
  • onion 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • coriander leaves- a handful, finely chopped

How to make Upma

  1. Heat the oil and add in the mustard seeds. Then add in the curry leaves, garlic and onion. Saute for about 2 mins on a medium flame.
  2. Next add in the peanuts and green chillies. Let the peanuts cook till the raw aroma goes away.
  3. In about 10 mins time, add the semolina and roast for 2 mins by stirring it in between. Add hot water about 2 cups to it and mix well.
  4. Cover and simmer for the next 5 mins.
  5. Garnish with coriander and serve it hot with any chutney, pickle or just as it is.

Reviews for Upma (2)

Yasmeen Ahmeda year ago

Out of the world! :heart::kissing_smiling_eyes::sparkles:Ma shaa ALLAH!

Shalini Dubey3 years ago

so lovely!

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