Moms specialty is Upma Recipe!
I used to not like upma as a child. But I have developed a taste and eat them for health factor. Semolina is the key ingredient for this recipe. It origins from South India and is quite popular breakfast across India. I don’t like to eat them outside but love my mom’s version. My dad is a big fan of this dish! I am sure many people like you also love upma 😉
Semolina is called as Rava Or Sooji In India. Mainly Shira and Upma is made from semolina for healthy breakfast. Upma is quite healthy, low fat and very nutritious to have in the mornings.
Nowadays you will get to see lot of versions of upma like bread upma, oats upma, vermicelli upma etc. People are thinking of eating low fat which is good. Nice to see Lean is in and everyone is aware of what they are eating. It’s a world of conscious eater’s.
I have changed the upma picture which I had earlier. As some food bloggers have copied the pics without intimating me Or giving credit to my blog. I told couple of them to remove which some did and some didn’t. Once of them rudely replied saying this picture she has copied from google as she is the property owner of google.
Anyways I don’t want to waste time and energy to fight with such people. From now on I am therefore using watermarks for all my pics. Better to take prevention than keep a track of people copying your blog images.
For adding some crunch is upma you can add roasted cashew nuts, ground nuts. I didn’t use any of them. Also soaked lentils like soaked chana dal and soaked urad dal is used for upma.
Mom’s Upma Recipe:
Chop onion, ginger, chilies, coriander leaves. Keep all other ingredients handy.
Take a wok Or vessel add oil. Place on low heat. Once oil is hot add mustard seeds, soaked chana dal, soaked urad dal.
Once they start crackling add hing and 4 to 5 curry leaves. Now add chopped onion, ginger, chilies and all nuts. Saute for 2 mins more.
Allow to boil for 3 to 4 mins on medium heat. Once water starts bubbling. Finally add semolina and keep stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
Your upma is ready serve hot. Club with chutney and hot cup of tea. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Tip for Upma Recipe:
- You can skip nuts but they give nice nutty flavor.
- Some people also add red dry chilies for upma. If you wish you can add them too.
- Also you could add curry leaves while tempering the upma.
Mom’s upma recipe details listed below:
- ½ cup roasted semolina
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp oil/ghee
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp chana dal soaked overnight
- 1.5 tbsp urad dal soaked overnight
- 8 to 10 curry leaves
- 1 onion chopped finely
- 1 inch ginger chopped finely
- 1 green chilly chopped finely
- 1 t/s mustard seeds
- ½ t/s hing (asofoetida)
- 8 to 10 crushed roasted peanuts (optional)
- 8 to 10 roasted cashewnuts (optional)
- 1 carrot chopped Or grated finely (optional)
- few chopped coriander leaves
- salt as per taste
- Chop onion, ginger, chilies, coriander leaves. Keep all other ingredients handy.
- Take a wok Or vessel add oil. Place on low heat. Once oil is hot add mustard seeds, soaked chana dal, soaked urad dal.
- Once they start crackling add hing and 4 to 5 curry leaves. Now add chopped onion, ginger, chilies and all nuts. Saute for 2 mins more.
- Add salt for seasoning. Put sugar as well. Stir all nicely.
- Pour water into it. Combine all nicely. Add the reserved curry leaves.
- Allow to boil for 3 to 4 mins on medium heat. Once water starts bubbling. Finally add semolina and keep stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
- After a minute the semolina will absorb all water. Now switch off the gas.
- Your upma is ready serve hot. Club with chutney and hot cup of tea.
- Garnish with coriander leaves.
Priyanka Sharma says
I tried your upma but it did not turn very nice. I think i have roasted semolina too much cause the colour of my upma was brown,,it was not like as yours as white as shown in pics. Please do give me some tip.
Priyanka don’t worry just keep fire on low heat and roast on a wide bottomed pan. Keep stirring and don’t roast it too brown. Just lightly roast it. Then follow the same instructions given for upma 🙂 and do keep me posted. Hope your upma turns out great next time you try!
It was too easy nd tasty.
Thankyou Ramya 🙂
i make upma in the same way but do not cook curry leaves with upma. after frying a bit with mustard seeds i keep leaves aside and add again when upma is ready and i add fry dals directly. it gives munchy taste.
Thanks for sharing this tip Naheed will try them surely take care 🙂
How are you and hows life. My husband made this on saturday as I was soooooo hungry, it came out so tasty and delicious, he is telling me “see what a good cook I am” I said yeah i can see that. Hahaha.
So how are things going at your end. I wanted to make sarson ka saag but couldnt find the recipe.
Great to know that Sunita 😉 wish my hubby also cooks something. Sarson Ka Saag disappeared because of server issue will repost it tomorrow …. also will make some more chicken recipe….take care!
Sunita I have re posted sarson ka saag recipe …. do try them!
I tried the upma exactly as you suggested. But, 2 tbsp of Mustard seeds seemed an overkill. The upma did turn out good, but it looked like a lot of mustard seeds in it. I’ll try reducing it next time. Thanks for the recipe
Sidd thanks for trying I am glad you liked them yes 2 tbsp mustard seeds are a bit too much have rectified that error … thanks again and keep cooking 🙂
Reshma Vilas Potdar says
I love ur all recepies.I tried at home, really its very good.
Anita Punjabi says
this is a little different way of making upma. Would love to try it. i tried your south indian style prawn curry which came out fantastic. thanks for sharing!
Anita surely try it! Thanks a Ton I am happy your south Indian prawns curry came out well 🙂
yes gudi padwa to you also but i am trying to open lauki ka halwa but its opening it says page not found as i wanted to make it today, any reasin why?
have a lovely weekend bye tc
Sunita it’s opening here try opening again 🙂
Please click on this link if you have any difficulty http://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/dudhi-halwa-2/
I made this for breakfast today but omitted sugar and added carrots and beans and it came out very delicious, the aroma of dhaniya patta and curry leaves was too much to resist. Thanks very much, just remembering my mom, she makes delicious upma.
take care sunita
You welcome you made a nutritious poha 🙂 ……….. yeah mom’s always make yummy food 🙂 Have a nice weekend and gudipadwa!
Tried ur Mom’s Upma recipe..n it turned out to be just percfect..i never liked homemade upma before this…but this recipe changed my heart…even my mom was really impressed..thnk you!
Thanks a ton I am happy your upma turned out great and all the more happy as your mom was impressed 🙂
Lots of Love,
Thanks Anisha 🙂
Looks like my mom’s hand made upma. Thanks a million for reminding this bachelor such a wonderful breakfast which i had lost with this junky foody world…
Thanks buddy Do try them and lemme know how was it?
maniyan babu says
thank you for your receip when i tried but very nice
Thanks Maniyan Babu !
Thank you for receipe. I tried it and it was tasty.
Hey Paresh thanks for trying and I am happy you liked it!