Upma Upma is a hearty breakfast-type food eaten throughout India. It is pretty simple to make, and quite wholesome.
1 cup sooji
1 " Ginger piece chopped finely
Chilies red or Green
1 Onion medium size diced fine
(opional 1 cup of cubed, parboiled veggies like peas, carrots, potato.)
Salt to taste
2 tbsp. oil
4 cups hot water
1 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. Mustard Seeds
1 tsp. Urad dal
1 tsp. Channa dal
1 tsp. Hing
10 Curry leaves
Dry roast sooji in a wok for few minutes & keep aside. Take care not to brown them.
Heat Oil in the same wok/pan. Add all the seasonings.
Add chilies, ginger & Onion fry till onion is translucent.
Add salt, water & let it come to boil at which point add the sooji gradually. Keep stirring & take care as not to form lumps.
Simmer the stove,cover & let it cook for 5 minutes.
Add lime juice and cilanto