Raw rice - Pacharisi - 1 cup
Mustard - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Black gram dal - Ulutham paruppu - 1 table spoon
Bengal gram dal - Kadalai paruppu - 1 table spoon
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai - small quantity
Red chillies - Kaintha milagai - 3 nos.
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
- Break rice into uneven pieces using a mixie. Don't powder it, just turn on and off. A button is provided in mixie just to press and release for these kind of breaking.
- Heat oil in a pan/kadai, splutter mustard seeds, black gram dal, bengal gram dal, curry leaves and add asafoetida and salt. Mix them well. Add 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker add the fried items and broken rice and mix well. Keep it for some 15 minutes.
Rice upma is delicious and ready to be served. Serve with any type of chutney. It can be served for 2 people. It requires 20 minutes to prepare.
Note: Rice should be broken by turning on the mixie and immediately switching off.
Optional: Ingredients can be added/removed
The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them
Ralph Waldo Emerson