Note: 1 Cup = 250 ml
- 1 cup rava (Suji)
- 1 teaspoon soaked chana dal (Bengal gram)
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
- 10 curry leaves
- 12-15 cashew (kaju)
- 1 medium finely chopped onion
- 1-2 green chilly
- 1 lemon juice
- 1 inch grated or finely chopped ginger
- 5 cup water (pani)
- 2-3 teaspoon coriander leaves
- ¼ cup peanuts
- Salt as per your taste
- 2 table spoon oil or ghee
- You can also add vegetables of your choice like potato, tomato, peas, French beans, carrot etc. (optional)
- First of all finely chop onion, green chili and ginger; and also chop other optional vegetables if you are using and keep a side.
- Take soaked chana dal (Bengal gram) and cashew and keep a side.
- Rava Roasting – heat a pan on low to medium flame, then add 1 cup rava and keep on stirring while roasting rava. And make sure when fragrant starts coming out from rava and its grains should be look dry and separate. Don’t roast too much as its color should be white.
- Now switched off the flame and pour the roasted rava in a plate and keep a side.
- In the same pan add 2 table spoon oil or ghee. Add peanuts and fry them till golden brown in color and keep a side in a plate.
- Now Add 1 teaspoon rai and let them fry till they start crackle.
- Add chana dal and cashew and fry them till they become golden brown in color.
- Now add curry leaves, chopped green chili and ginger, and sauté for a min.
- Add chopped onion and fry them till they become translucent in color.
- Now here you can add your other optional vegetables and cook them.
- Then add 2.5 cup of water, lemon juice and salt as per your taste. Now let this mixture bring to boil on high flame.
- Now add roasted rava slowly in small batches and keep on stir while adding rava every time.
- Keep on stirring and mix well till they absorb whole water and get cooked.
- Now cover the pan with a plate to get the upama cooked in steam on low flame for a min.
- Now switch off the flame and upama is ready to serve.
- While serving the upama in a plate garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and crushed peanuts.
- You can also add some amount of milk with water to make the rava (suji) upma smooth and soft in swallowing.
- You can also replace lemon juice with curd. It will give a natural sour taste and a smooth texture to your semolina upma recipe.