Mixed Vegetable Upma

For Day 3 of BM# 16 under "breakfast" theme, I made a super simple and comforting upma. Growing up, I was not a big upma fan. But now that I'm older and wiser, I realized how quick and easy making upma is and the dish can be dressed up or down as per the occasion.
Mixed Vegetable Upma
As I was looking for breakfast recipes in Mallika Bhadrinath's "100 Tiffin Varieties", I found this vegetable upma variation. I thought the addition of tamarind with mixed vegetables was interesting and decided to give it a try. This upma is slightly spicy and tangy and a great variation to regular plain upma. Definitely worth a try!!
Mixed Vegetable Upma
For Day 3 of BM# 16 under "breakfast" theme, I made a super simple and comforting upma. Growing up, I was not a big upma fan. But now that I'm older and wiser, I realized how quick and easy making upma is and the dish can be dressed up or down as per the occasion. As I was looking for breakfast reci...

Mixed Vegetable Upma

Summary

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  • Coursebreakfast
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Yield3~4 serving s 3~4 serving
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Fine emolina (Sooji, Bombay Rawa)
1 cup
Onion - learge, thinly sliced
1
Green Chilies - slit
2
Mixed Vegetables - chopped (I used potatoes, carrots and peas. Cabbage, capsicum and cauliflower would be good too)
2 cups
Tomato - chopped
1
Tamarind pulp
3tsp
Turmeric
½ tsp
Salt
to taste
For tempering:
Chana dal
1tsp
Urad dal
1tsp
Mustard seeds
1tsp
Dry red chili
1
Curry leaves
6-8 (I didn't have any on hand)

Steps

  1. Heat 2tsp oil and 1tsp ghee in a large pan, add the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter, add onions and green chilies; saute until onions turn translucent.
  2. Next add the mixed vegetables and cook covered on medium-low flame until tender.
  3. Add tomato and cook for a minute.
  4. Next add turmeric and tamarind and cook until it does not smell raw anymore, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add 3cups of water to the veggies; cover and bring to a boil. Slowly add the sooji/ bombay rawa in a steady stream while continuously stirring the water to avoid forming lumps. Cook on medium-low flame until all water is absorbed and semolina is cooked through, this will take about 5-6 minutes.
  6. Leave covered for 5 minutes. Serve hot with as is or with pickle or chutney.
Mixed Vegetable Upma

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Mixed Vegetable Upma
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