Garam Upma

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - semolina (not too fine)
  • 3-4 cashews, broken
  • 1 tsp - udad (black) dal
  • 1/2 tsp - each cumin and mustard seeds
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 1 tsp - coriander, chopped
  • 3 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 onion chopped, coarsely
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - ghee
  • 1 tsp - lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 cups - boiling water
  • few tomato slices

How to Make Garam Upma

  • Heat oil in a heavy pan.
  • Add the cashew, seeds, dal and fry on low till light golden.
  • Add the green chillies, curry leaves and onions. Stir and saute till the onions are pink.
  • Add semolina and stir continuously till semolina gives out a nice aroma.
  • Takes about 7-8 minutes to roast the semolina on low fire.
  • Add salt and stir. Carefully pour in 2 cups boiling water and stir well.
  • Use a long handled ladle for stirring to keep away from being hurt by the spluttering.
  • If it feels too dry , add more water and stir. Keep on low and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add ghee, lemon juice, coriander and mix well.
  • Mould into a greased cup and unmould onto serving plate.
  • Decorate with tomato slices.
  • Serve hot with steaming coffee or tea.
  • Can accompany with green chutney or sauce.
  • Variation: Add some grated carrot or peas along with the onions if you are a veggie buff.