Savoury Semolina (Uppuma) Recipe

Savoury Semolina (Uppuma) Recipes

Ingredients :

2 cup

4 1/2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

8 - 10

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon


11/2 cups

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

11/2 cups

2 cups

2 teaspoons

11/2 teaspoons


vegetable oil

black mustard seeds

curry leaves

black lentils (urad dhall)

yellow split peas (channa dhall)

dried red chilies

finely chopped onion

sliced fresh red or green chilies

grated fresh ginger

diced vegetables (peas, carrots, cauliflower)

hot water



squeeze or lemon juice

Method :

In a saucepan heat 11/2 tablespoons oil and fry semolina until golden. Remove the semolina from the pan, wipe pan and heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil. Fry mustard seeds, curry leaves and both types of lentils, and the dried chilies, broken into pieces. When the lentils are golden add onions and fry stirring, until soft. Add fresh chilies, ginger and vegetables, stir and cook for about 8 minutes. Add water and salt, and bring to the boil, add semolina and stir till mixture boils. Keep stirring till quite dry. Cover pan and cook on low heat till semolina is cooked through. Add ghee and stir. Squeeze lemon juice and serve warm or cold.

Serves 4 - 6

Cumin was prescribed by early Hindu medicine for jaundice, piles and other organic complaints. The seeds were also bruised, mixed to a paste and applied to relieve pain in the sides.

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