Introduction: Tasty Upma (Spicy Semolina)

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Everybody loves Upma, either eaten as breakfast or lunch this spicy meal is always a favorite.

Upma is made from roasted semolina and vegetables. Providing a lot nutritional benefits this dish is a perfect breakfast, plus it is also easy to make, taking only 10 mins of your time.

Lets make some Upma!

Step 1: Ingredients

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Here is the ingredients to add to your shopping list,
  • 2 cups Semolina
  • 2 Onions
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 3 cups Water
  • Red chili powder
  • 3 Green chillies
  • Curry leaves
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • Fresh coriander leaves

Step 2: Roasting

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  1. Roast the semolina at low flame on a non stick pan.
  2. After the semolina has turned brown, add 3 tbsp of oil and mix.
  3. Dice the tomatoes, onions and keep aside.
  4. Finely chop the green chillies. If you don't like your food spicy, then slit the green chili just to add flavor.

Step 3: Cooking the Masala

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  1. In a hot pan add olive oil and let it heat up.
  2. To the hot oil add a tbsp of mustard seeds and let it splatter.
  3. Add onions and curry leaves and sauté till it becomes pinkish in color.
  4. Next add ginger garlic paste ad sauté.
  5. Add green chillies and allow the ingredients to turn golden brown.

Step 4: Adding the Spices

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  1. Add 1 tbsp chili powder.
  2. 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder, salt to taste.
  3. you can also add garam masala.
  4. Add the tomatoes.
  5. Add chopped vegetables and stir in the masala for a while and allow this masala to cook for 5 mins.
  6. Next add water and add the gravy to come to a boil.

Step 5: Adding Semolina

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  1. After the gravy begins to boil, add the semolina.
  2. Keep stirring as you add the semolina to avoid the forming of lumps.
  3. If you feel the mix is too thick, add some more water and stir.
  4. Let this cook for a min, then turn off the heat and allow the upma to rest for 5 mins before serving.
  5. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.

And thats it your spicy Upma is ready!

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