This is one of my entries for WBB#23 Express Breakfasts event hosted by Singing Chef.
Semolina – 1 cup
Water – 2 ½ cups
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Broken Black Gram – 1 tsp
Bengal Gram – 1 tbsp
Dry Red Chilly – 5 (broke into pieces)
Curry Leaves - few
Salt – to taste
Service For: 2 People
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Fry the semolina in a pan without adding anything to it. Keep frying it continuously till it turns little brown. Do not stop stirring it since semolina will turn to black color.
Heat 6 tbsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, broken black gram, bengal gram, dry chillies, curry leaves and onions to it one by one in the order and stir fry it till onion turns golden brown. Add water and required salt to it and bring it to boil. Once water starts to boil, add semolina to it slowly and keep stirring it so that no lumps are found. Keep stirring it continuously and stop cooking once the water in it is completely absorbed by semolina and the dish has become little dry. Upma is ready to serve. Upma is itself a whole full meal and you don’t require anything for side dish. Children use to have sugar and idli podi as side dish for upma.
You can add chopped vegetables to it, while sauting and can prepare vegetable upma also.