UPMA | How to make UPMA

By Shobha Keshwani  |  3rd Jan 2018  |  
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About UPMA Recipe

Upma is a traditional breakfast dish from South India. This is a very easy preparation and hardly takes time to make. You can make it plain or with the addition of tomato or vegetables if you like.

UPMA is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. UPMA by Shobha Keshwani is a step by step process which is best to understand for the beginners. UPMA is a dish which comes from South Indian cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 3 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering UPMA takes 5 minute for the preparation and 10 minute for cooking. The aroma of this UPMA make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then UPMA will be the best option for you. The flavor of UPMA is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this UPMA at your weekends and impress your family and friends.


Ingredients to make UPMA

  • semolina ...... 1 cup
  • onion ............ 1 small (finely chopped)
  • green chillies ....1-2
  • ginger (grated) ..... 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds .....1 tsp.
  • cumin seeds ......... 1 tsp.
  • Dry red chillies .... 2
  • asafoetida ..... a pinch
  • curry leaves .... 1 sprig
  • salt .... ...... to taste
  • oil ................ 2-3 tbsps.
  • ghee ...1 tbsp.
  • cashew nuts .... 6-8

How to make UPMA

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies and curry leaves.
  2. Now add the onion, green chillies and ginger. Saute for a few minutes.
  3. Add the semolina and salt. Stir for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Boil two and half cups water and add to the semolina stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  5. Garnish with fried cashewnuts. Serve with coconut chutney.

My Tip:

Add a spoonful of ghee in the finishing stages for extra taste and texture.

Reviews for UPMA (2)

Nahida Akter2 years ago

Just wonderful...
Shobha Keshwani
2 years ago
Thanks :blush:

Mani Kaur2 years ago

Can I use butter in the place of ghee?
Shobha Keshwani
2 years ago
Yes you can .. or even oil :pray:

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