Masala Upma

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: One-Dish Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 500g - semolina
  • 4 medium-sized - onions
  • 10 - green chillies
  • 2 small - tomatoes
  • 2 to 3 tbsp - gram dal
  • 5 to 6 tbsp - oil for sauteing the semolina
  • 12 to 14 tbsp - oil for sauteing the onions
  • 2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 10 to 12 - cashew nuts
  • a few curry leaves
  • 4 to 5 glass - water
  • 1.5 lemons - to be made into lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 tbsp - coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • salt to taste

How to Make Masala Upma

  • Chop the onions, green chillies and tomatoes finely.
  • Soak the gram dal for half-an-hour.
  • Saute the semolina in a separate vessel in 5-6 tbsp of oil on a very low flame.
  • Heat about 12-14 tbsp of oil in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Put in the mustard seeds.
  • Once they splutter, add onions, green chillies, cashew nuts, curry leaves and gram dal.
  • Fry till the onions are light pink in colour.
  • Add the tomatoes.
  • After a couple of minutes put in the water and let it boil.
  • Once the gram dal is a little tender, add the roasted semolina and salt, stirring all the while till the semolina absorbs the water and is fairly dry.
  • Remove from the flame and mix it with lemon juice.
  • Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.