Rava [Semolina] Upma

Rava upma is one of the easiest, quickest breakfast recipes one can prepare in a jiffy. We can prepare upma with or without onions and vegetables can also be added if required to make it healthy.

Ingredients:

  • Rava [Semolina] (chopped, 1 cup)
  • Onion (chopped, 1/2 cup)
  • Chili (green, chopped, 3)
  • Ginger (grated, 1 tsp)
  • Oil (6 tsp)
  • Mustard Seeds (1 tsp)
  • Urad Dal [Black Gram] (de-husked, split, 1 tsp)
  • Chana Dal (Chickpeas, split, 1 tsp)
  • Ghee (1 tsp)
  • Lemon Juice (1 tbs)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Curry Leaves (chopped, few)
  • Cilantro (chopped, 2 tbs)
Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Cuisine: South Indian

Category: Breakfast \ Tiffin

Serves: 2

Method:

  • In a deep skillet dry roast rava for 3-4 minutes and set aside.
  • In the same skillet add oil and mustard seeds.
  • Wait for the seeds to splutter.
  • Add urad and chana dal and sautee till they turn golden.
  • Add chopped onions, ginger, green chilies and salt.
  • Sautee till onions are cooked.
  • Add ghee and roasted semolina.
  • Sautee for 5 minutes and add water.
  • Mix well and cover with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Step by step pictures

Dry roast rava.
Add oil and mustard seeds.
Add urad and chana dal.
Add chopped onions.
Add chopped, green chilies and grated ginger.
Add ghee and rava.
Add water and cover with a lid and cook.
Garnish with the chopped cilantro.

Notes:

  • The texture and the quantity doubles when rava is dry roasted and also roast in oil or ghee for few minutes before we add water.
  • Since we add rava first and then water. The main advantage here is we avoid formation of lumps.
  • While dry roasting the color of the rava should not change.

Puri Bhaji [ Potato Masala]

Puri Bhaji is a very popular dish in India. Puri is a fried indian bread and bhaji is made with potato. It’s prepared in almost all the states of India.

Ingredients For Bhaji:

  • Potato (275 gm)
  • Onion (chopped, 1/2 cup)
  • Green Chili (slit, 1)
  • Ginger (grated, 1 tsp)
  • Curry Leaves (chopped, few)
  • Oil (3 tsp)
  • Mustard Seeds (1 tsp)
  • Chana Dal [Chick Peas] (Split, 1 tsp)
  • Turmeric Powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Urad Dal [Black Gram] (split, 1 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Red Chili Powder (1 tsp)

Ingredients For Dough

  • Aata [ Whole Wheat Flour] (1 cup)
  • Maida (2 tsp)
  • Suji [Semolina] (1 1/2 tsp)
  • Oil (1 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

Cuisine: Indian

Category: Breakfast \ Lunch \ Dinner

Serves: 2

Method For Bhaji:

  • Pressure cook potatoes for 3-4 whistles.
  • Peel the skin and using a spoon mash partially.
  • In a skillet add oil and mustard seeds.
  • Let the seeds splutter and then add urad dal, chana dal .
  • Add the chopped onions, green chili and ginger.
  • Add salt to your taste, curry leaves, turmeric powder and red chili powder.
  • Sautee until onions are translucent.
  • Add a cup of water and allow it to boil.
  • Add the cooked potatoes and cook for 10 minutes.

Method For Dough:

  • In a wide bowl add aata, maida, suji, salt and oil.
  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Add water slowly to make a dough.
  • Cover the dough using a wet cloth or a lid.
  • Rest the dough for 10 minutes.

Method For puri:

  • After ten minutes knead the dough again.
  • Divide the dough into small lemon-sized balls.
  • Dust the ball with the wheat flour and flatten it slightly.
  • Roll out to 3-4″ diameter.
  • Repeat the process with the rest of the dough.
  • Start frying when it is not totally dry.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Deep fry the puris one after another.

Step by step pictures of bhaji recipe:

Pressure cook the potatoes.
Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
Peel the potatoes.
Cut using a spoon or a knife.
In a skillet add oil and mustard seeds.
After seeds splutter add urad dal and chana dal.
Add chopped onions, green chili and grated ginger, salt, turmeric and red chili powder.
Cook till onions turn translucent.
Add water and boil for 5-10 minutes.
Add cooked potatoes.
Cook for 10 minutes.

Step by step pictures of the dough:

In a wide bowl add aata, suji, maida, salt and oil.
Add water little by little to make a soft dough.
Rest for 10 minutes.

Step by step pictures of puri recipe:

Divide the dough into small lemon sized balls.
Dust the ball in wheat flour.
Roll out the ball to 3-4 inches.
Keep the puris ready before deep frying them.
Deep fry one after another in hot oil.
Press gently on the sides while frying to puff up.

Bread Upma Recipe

It’s an easy to make spicy breakfast with a few ingredients. It can be made with white as well as brown bread. It tastes yummy definitely, if we make with white bread.


Ingredients:

  • Bread (chopped, cubes, 4 slices)
  • Red Chili (Powder, 1/2 tsp)
  • Onion (chopped, 1 cup)
  • Curry Leaves (chopped, few)
  • Jeera [Cumin Seeds] (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric (1/4 tsp)
  • Chili (1. split)
  • Oil (3 tbs)
  • Ghee (1 tsp)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Cuisine: South Indian

Category: Tiffin \ Breakfast

Serves: 1

Bread upma video recipe

Method:

  • Cut the bread slices into small cubes.
  • Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Heat a deep skillet to medium.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of oil and add a teaspoon of jeera.
  • Wait for the jeera to splutter.
  • Add the chopped onions, slit green chili, and salt.
  • Sautee for 5 minutes or till onions turn translucent.
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder.
  • Add some chopped curry leaves.
  • Add the bread cubes and sautee for few minutes or till the spices and bread pieces mix completely.
  • Add a teaspoon of ghee.
  • Cook till the bread pieces turn crisp.

Step by step pictures:

1. Add oil, jeera, chopped onions, slit green chili, and salt.

2. Sautee for 5 minutes or till onions turn translucent.

3. Add the bread cubes to the onion and spice mixture.

4. Cook till the bread pieces turn crisp.

Notes:

  • Sprinkle water only just before you start cooking.
  • Chopped tomatoes can also be added.