Sunday, May 18, 2008

Semolina - Rava Upma


Semolina - Rava - 1 cup
Onion - Vengayam - 1 (Big size)
Green chillies - Pachai milagai - 4 nos. (Medium)
Mustard - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Bengal gram - Kadalai Paruppu - 2 table spoons
Black gram - Ulutham Paruppu - 1 table spoon
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai - small quantity
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


  1. Fry rava in a pan for some 5 minutes. Keep it aside. Cut onions and keep other ingredients ready.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai/pan and add mustard, once it splutters add bengal gram, black gram, green chillies, curry leaves and finally onion and fry till it turns brown and add salt. Pour 2 1/2 cups of water for 1 cup of rava. Close it with a lid till it boils (till bubbles come).
  3. Add rava to it and stirr it well, be careful that it mixes well. Cook for 10 minutes.

Hot and tasty semolina is ready to be served. Serve with any of the chutneys. It can be served for 2 people. It takes hardly 20 minutes to cook.

Note: One cup of rava requires only two and half cups of water, so be careful with the measurement. Else it will look very dilute.

Optional: Rava can be fried using microwave oven. Red chillies can be used instead of green chillies.

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
Albert Einstein

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