Savory semolina "grits" (Upma)

Upma is a typical Indian breakfast dish. Its made with roasted semolina and mixed vegetables, served with chai or hot south Indian coffee. The texture is somewhat similar to a dry version of grits.

2 tbsp oil
2 handfuls of peanuts
1/3 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leaves
1 green chilly pepper
chunk of ginger
1/2 a large onion
1/2 carrot
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup corn
1 and 1/2 cup semolina
salt, lemon juice to taste

1. Get all your prep work ready first. Start with rinsing the frozen peas and corn and let them sit to drain. Then in a hand blender give the green chilly, onion, carrot and ginger and quick pulse. Now wash your curry leaves. And lastly gently crush some of the peanuts - I use the bottom of a bowl to squash them.

2. Heat oil in your favorite non stick, add in the mustard seeds, wait till they splatter.
3. Add in the peanuts, stir for 10-12 secs
4. Now carefully add in the hand blender contents and the curry leaves, the water will cause the oil to splatter so be careful.
5. Give everything a good stir, till the onions are translucent.

6. Now add in the peas, corn, and semolina and keep stirring for almost 10mins intermittently. The semolina needs to roast thoroughly but without getting brown

7. Add 3 cups of water, stir, add salt and lid the contents. Keep it on a low flame and keep checking every 2-3mins, stirring. In about 10mins most of the water should boil off. If you like it with more liquid, turn it off sooner.
8. I added 3 cap fulls of lemon juice to my batch, adjust according to taste. I also like to have it with coconut chutney, if you have some good, otherwise as is will be great.


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This would be a very different breakfast option, looks really good and fulfilling.

Sonali,  September 15, 2010  

I like how you have shown the various steps here. Makes it easier for novices (read Karan) to follow.


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