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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Semolina Peas Upma (Porridge - South Indian Style)


          This is my 700th post since I started my website in August 2014. Today I made a healthy and a nutritious South Indian breakfast of semolina cooked with some green peas. It is a very simple and a quick dish that can be prepared in a jiffy and is very common in most homes.

          You can add any veggies to it, to enhance the flavour and make it more wholesome. Relish it with coconut chutney or pickle. I like mine with some idli podi sprinkled over it. Please check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.








  • 3/4 cup sooji (semolina)
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 whole dry red chily, broken
  • 1 tsp. urad dal (slit black gram)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger, chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup peas (I used frozen peas)
  • 2-3 tbsp. roasted peanuts
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. ghee





          Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds and red chili. After it stops spluttering, add the urad dal and saute till it changes colour

          Add the onion, ginger and curry leaves. Saute till light brown. Now add the peas, followed by the sooji and stir fry till it turns slightly brown.

          Add 3 cups water, salt and the roasted peanuts. Simmer by stirring continuously on a low flame till it turns thick. Add lime juice and ghee. Give it a stir and serve hot with coconut chutney.








                          Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds and dry red chilies. 
                          After it stops spluttering, add the urad dal and saute for a few seconds.




                           Add onion, ginger and curry leaves. Saute till light brown.




                              Add the peas followed by the .......




                               ...........semolina. Stir fry till light brown in colour.




                         Add water, salt and the roasted peanuts. Simmer till it becomes 
                         thick. Add lime juice and ghee. Give it a stir.




                                Serve hot with coconut chutney.









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