- Semolina (Rava) : 500gm
- Onion (chopped finely) :2 medium sized
- green chilly: 5 nos (chopped)
- Urad dal/split :1 tsp
- Ginger :½ inch (chopped finely)
- mustard :1 tsp
- Curry leaves: 1 sprig
- Chopped coriander leaves :2 tbsp
- oil or ghee : as required for frying
- salt as required
- Water : 1/4 liter
In a pan add rava (once get heated) in low flame. Continuously stir while roasting the rava for 8 to 10 minutes. No need to turn the color into brown, Off the flame keep aside the rava into a paper or plate.
In a pan, add 2 tbsp ghee or oil, once get hot, add 1 tsp mustard seeds, once get cracked add 1 tsp urad dal. Stir it until turn light brown. Now add add the chopped green chilly, ginger, curry leaves. After 1 minute add the finely chopped onions into it. Saute the onions till it become translucent. Add 1 tbs of salt(as needed).
Once cooked the onion add 2.5 cups water into pan (to this onion). Stir well in a medium flame. Once water get boiled add roasted rava into it slowly and stir it continuously. Cover the pan for 5 minutes to cook the rava. after 5 minutes add chopped coriander leaves. Switch off the flame.
Special tip: You can add grated coconut into this as last step for sweet upma.
serve upma with pappad.