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Rava Uppumma is very nourishing and tasty Nasta variety which , if prepared properly will win you praise from all those who taste it. It is best enjoyed with Coconut Chutney or Avakkai Mango Pickle or Lime Pickle.

Semolina (slightly coarse) 150 gms.
Tomato (diced) 1 no.
Onion (diced) 1 no.
Green Peas (shelled) 1/2 cup
Carrot (diced) 1 no.
Ginger 2" piece
Green Chillies 3 to 4 nos.
Turmeric powder 1 spoon
Salt to taste

Mustard seeds 1 spoon
Red Dry chillies 2 to 3
Urad Dhall 1.5 spoons
Pure Ghee 30 ml
Curry Leaves 2 springs




Dice onions, Cut and chop Ginger and Coriander and Green Chillies and set aside in a cup. Now take oil/Ghee in a kadai and when hot, add Both the Dhalls and Mustard and Red chillies. When Mustard starts crackling, immediately add diced Onions and Springs of Curry leaves and start turning. When the onion becomes translucent, add Rava in Kadai and fry for about two to 3 minutes on a low to medium flame. Keep on turning the Rava . At this stage, add chopped Ginger and fry for 45 seconds. Now add boiling water and desired quantity of salt to the onions in the the Kadai. Take care that the Semolina Lumps are not formed. You must add the water very slowly and must keep on stirring the mix. Let the whole mix simmer on a low flame. Keep some more boiling water on hand in case you feel that the water is less and the Upuma becomes thick. When the water is completely absorbed and Rava particles are fully cooked, remove from stove and you may decorate the Uppuma with chopped Coriander and fried Cashew nuts. As an accompaniment, you can prepare coconut chutney or serve with Avakkai pickle or Lemon pickle. Adding Lemon Juice is optional. Some people do not like sour Uppuma. So use your judgment. Some people pre-dry roast the Rava and keep it in an air sealed/tight bottle. In this case, you must Temper the Onion in a kadai and then add Chopped Green Chillies , Ginger and salt in kadai and add water and let the water come to a boil. Add pre heated/roasted Rava very slowly and keep on stirring to prevent lumps. Rest of the things are same.


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