RECIPES - Veggies

SAVOURY SEMOLINA (Upma)

This is a great quick snack.

  • Heat a heavy-base pan, then add 1 cup semolina. Stir gently on a low flame till it smells fragrant and the semolina turns a light brown colour. Set aside on a plate. 
  • Now heat 2 dessertspoons ghee/oil and add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds. As soon as they start popping add 1 small finely chopped onion, 1 finely chopped green chilli (or broken pieces of red chilli) and about 5 curry leaves, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds. Stir on gentle heat till the onions soften. 
  • Add ½ teaspoon asafoetida½ teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon salt,  1 teaspoon sugar, 1 tablespoon roughly chopped cashew pieces (or desiccated coconut)some green peas (optional), stir gently.
  • Then add 2 cups freshly boiled hot water. and REDUCE THE FLAME TO LOW
  • Finally, stir in the roasted semolina. As soon as the water is absorbed your breakfast/snack/light lunch is ready.