Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Ready in: 20 mins
Yields: 2 servings.
|Samba ravai | Broken wheat||1 Cup|
|Coconut oil||2 tsp + 1 tsp|
|Channa dal | Kadalai paruppu||1 tsp|
|Urad dal | Ulunthu paruppu||1 tsp|
|Finely chopped ginger||1 tsp|
|Onions chopped||1/2 cup|
|Coriander leaves finely chopped||2 stalks|
- Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add mustard and allow it to splutter. Add channa dal and urad dal. Fry till channa dal turns golden colour. Add finely chopped ginger, curry leaves, green chillies and red chillies.
- Add onions when raw smell goes off and fry till onions turn translucent. Add 3 cups of water(check tips below), salt and finely chopped coriander leaves.
- When water boils,add ravai and stir well. Allow the upma to boil. Switch off the stove, when all the water is absorbed. Check for salt. Before serving add 1 tsp of coconut oil.
- Cooking upma in coconut oil adds more flavour and taste to the upma.
- Adjust green chillies to your taste.
- Choose fine granules of broken wheat. If the broken wheat granule are not fine,then add 1 extra cup of water. Samba ravai which I get in coimbatore, compartively requires less water (3 cups of water for 1 Cup of samba rava) whereas the broken wheat available in Indian grocery stores in US requires more water( 4 cups of water for 1 cup rava).
- In order to speed up the process, my mom boils water separately and add it to upma.
Samba ravaI upma | Broken wheat upma
Samba rava upma can be served with
1.Banana and pickle (or)
2.sugar( for kids) (or)
3.coconut chutney and Banana(or)
4.curd/ yogurt and pickle (or)