Friday, July 19, 2013

Gothambu Rava /Cracked Wheat Upma

              Upma is a simple breakfast , which is healthy and also very comforting food. In South India , we have different varieties. Mainly we make with Sooji rava, Aval(Beaten rice flakes),Semiya, etc.... 

  1. Gothamba Rava (Cracked Wheat) - 1 cup
  2. Water - 2 1/2 cup
  3. Carrot Grated -1
  4. Onion chopped - 1
  5. Green Chilly - 4
  6. Ginger Chopped-  1 Tsp 
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp
  8. Mutton Masala - 1/4 Tsp(Optional)
  9. Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
  10. Curry Leaves - 1 Sprig
  11. Oil - 1 Tbsp
  12. Ghee - 1 Tbsp
  13. Mustard Seeds - 1/4 Tsp
  14. Urad Dal Split - 1/4 Tsp
  15. Salt - as required

  • Heat a pan and dry roast rava for about 3-4 minutes , until a slight good aroma comes. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil and ghee  in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds and urad daal.
  • Then add curry leaves, onion, carrot, green chilly and ginger. Saute till the raw smells goes and onions turn pink.
  • Add turmeric powder. Saute.Add water and salt. Let it boil.
  • Add mutton masala. Mix well. Now lower the flame and slowly add roasted rava to water  Keep stirring so that lumps are not formed. Mix well.
  • Check salt.Cover with a lid. Cook for maximum 10 minutes or until water is fully absorbed.
  • Garnish with grated coconut.
  • You can add channa daal and peanuts , after adding urad daal. This will give a good taste. (I didn't as , it was over in my kitchen.)
  • You can also add more veggies like beans & peas

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