Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Broken Wheat / Lapsi Upma

Upma !! oh nooo.. that's what i used to say as a kid, whenever upma was served for breakfast. Times have changed and now i have acquired a taste and enjoy having upma with some steamed ripe plantains. But then i like upma made with coarsely ground rawa and not the fine semolina /rawa. I think there lies the difference in taste. I have used lapsi rawa ( that's the name given on the packet for this coarsely ground rawa, i used. )


2 cup - Broken wheat / Dalia
2 cups - Water
2 - Red onion Or 10 - big shallots
5 - Green chilies
1" to 2'' piece - Ginger, grated
2 - Tomato, chopped


2 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 tsp - Urad dal
2 - Dry whole red chili
3 to 4 sprigs- Curry leaves
Ghee or any other cooking oil


1 ) Heat oil in a kadai / wok, add mustard seeds, urad dal and crackle mustard. Then add red chili, curry leaves and fry for a second. Then add onion, green chili, ginger and fry for few seconds. Then add tomato, fry for a few seconds. Then add rawa and fry for one to two minutes on slow flame.

2 ) Add 2 cups water to the kadai, close with tight lid and cook on very slow flame. Cook for 5 minutes. Open lid and stir well. Lastly add a little ghee on top and stir in well.

Serve hot for breakfast with steamed ripe & sweet plantain and if you like pappad.


Ann said...

Pravs,I belong to your league on that childhood note..I didnt like too..But that looks so yummy
20 % of the recipes here I have tasted and here are some of our family favs from you dear :
1.Vazhappoo thoran..what a yummy nostalgic ruchi..i didnt change anything..we love
2.Padavalanga toran--we here dont like padavalanga that much..but once i checked yours...we all loved it
3.Pavakka Curry---My God,thats one of our precious recipes so far..simple but so tasty Pravs..njan alpam puli mathram chethu
4.Meen Pattichathu--thats a classic curry.
Pravs,In fact i am waiting Tried & tested event to annouce your blog to send as many entries as possible..
(btw,plz dont take it as an exaggeration..I REALLY mean it)

sangi said...

Awesome presentation!!

My comfort food said...

What a coincidence I have posted upma recipe too in my blog today.

Pravs said...

Ann : awesome ! i am so very thrilled to read this, Ann. Gal, you made my day :D
Tried and tested event, zlamushka (the hostess of the event ) had asked me...but then i was not sure.

Sangi : Thanks :D

My comfort food : got to check on yours now :)

Suparna said...

nicely presented recipe and a picture to match!
The coarsely ground rava seems interesting, I've never made it that way!!Thanks for the tip:)

homecooked said...

LOL...I was the same when I was a kid. I prefered sheera to sajjige(thats what they called it at home) Now I'll give anything to have someone prepare it for me :)

Pooja said...

I too used to say 'Oh No!' on seeing upma during my childhood days but now I enjoy having it. Your upma looks so delicious. I too love using coarse rava for making a nice taste :)