Mom's Upma Recipe
Recipe type: Snacks, quick meals, vegan recipe
RecipeCuisine: South Indian Cuisine, Indian Cuisine
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Serves: 2-3 servings
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 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
How to make the recipe?
  1. Chop onion, ginger, chilies, coriander leaves. Keep all other ingredients handy.
  2. Take a wok Or vessel add oil. Place on low heat. Once oil is hot add mustard seeds, soaked chana dal, soaked urad dal.
  3. 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.
  4. Add salt for seasoning. Put sugar as well. Stir all nicely.
  5. Pour water into it. Combine all nicely. Add the reserved curry leaves.
  6. 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.
  7. After a minute the semolina will absorb all water. Now switch off the gas.
  8. Your upma is ready serve hot. Club with chutney and hot cup of tea.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Calorie calculated per serving. This dish is low in cholesterol.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2-3 serving Calories: 77 Fat: 1.5 Carbohydrates: 16.2 mg Sugar: 12.6 g Sodium: 139 mg Protein: 1.1 g Cholesterol: 1 mg
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at