Vegetable Upma Ingredients :
- Rava or Sooji or Semolina – 1 cup (Use the big granule sized Sooji/Rava)
- Beans – 10-15
- Carrot – 1
- Onion – 1 small sized
- Tomato – 1 small sized (optional)
- Green Chillies – 2
- Ginger – 1/2 inch (optional)
- Oil – 3 tsp
- Ghee / Clarified Butter – 2 tsp
- Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Urad dal / White Lenthils – 1/4 tsp
- Curry leaves – 7-8
- Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
- Sugar – 1/4 tsp
- Grated coconut – 1 Tbsp
- Coriander leaves / Cilantro
- Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
How to Prepare:
1] Heat Ghee in a pan. Add Sooji and fry for nearly about 3 min until the Sooji starts giving you pleasant aroma. Remove from the pan and keep it aside in a plate.
2] Cut into small pieces Carrot and Beans. If desired you can add more vegetables like Capsicum, Cabbage etc. to the Vegetable Upma.
3] Chop into right sizes Onions, Tomato, Green Chillies and Ginger.
4] Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds; once the seeds splutter, add Urad dal and fry for a minute. Add Curry leaves, Green Chillies and Ginger and fry for 2 more min.
5] At this stage, add Onions, Turmeric powder and fry until the Onions turn golden brown.
6] Now add cut Beans, Carrots and fry till vegetables turns a bit soft. Then add Tomatoes and cook for 2 min.
7] Then add Salt and Sugar and mix well. Now add water to the pan with this approximate measurement – for 1 cup of Sooji/Rava, add 2-1/2 cup of water. Leave it to boil. Once the water starts boiling, add Sooji/Rava. Mix well and leave it to cook.
8] Once the above ingredients are cooked, add grated Coconut, Lemon Juice and mix well. Stir well and leave the mixture to become thick just as would do with regular Upma.
9] Garnish with Coriander leaves.
Have this as breakfast dish or you can have it in the evening as well.