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South Indian Upma with Coconut Chutney

Contributed By: Saroja | See all of Saroja's recipes
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Active Time:  30 Minutes
Total Time:  30 Minutes
  4 servings
Upma is a popular South Indian vegetarin dish. It is mildly spicy. The coconut chutney is a popular South Indian sidedish. Most of the ingredients are availabe in regular super market and the curry leaves and mustard seeds in Indian grocery stores
Cream of wheat (rava)        1Cup
Mustard seeds                1tea spoon
Peanut or canola oi          1/4 cup
Fresh Curry leaves           about 20 leaves
Coriander leaves             a handful
Cashew nuts                  ten
Diced carrots                1/2 cup
Diced onion                  1/2 cup
Green chillies diced         about 2 chillies
Green Peas                   1/2 cup
Tomato diced                 1/2 cup
Salt                         1 tea spoon
If desired, vegies like colored bell peppers
cabbage etc can be added.
Grated coconut                1 cup
Green chillies                5 or 6
Fresh coriander leaves        handful
Salt                          1/2 tea spoon
Lemon juice                   1 tbs
Mustard seeds                 1 tea spoon
Peanut or Canola oil          1tb spoon
In a pan add the 1/4 cup oil and put the mustard seeds and when it pops add the cashew nuts and fry them to golden brown. Add onion and saute for 2 minitues, then add the other vegitables one after other and saute them for about 5 mins. Then add the cream of wheat and saute everything for about 5 miniutes. Now add about 2 cups of water and salt. Mix everything for about 5 mins until it becomes fluffy. Add the curry leaves and coriannder leaves. Tasty upma is ready and serve it with coconut chutney.


In a grinder, add the grated coconut, green chillies, coriander leaves and salt. Add 1/4 cup water and grind them for about 2 mins until everything becomes a paste. Fry the mustard seeds in the oil until they pop and add that to the paste.

This is a very tastey side dish for the upuma.

Date Added: 09/15/2009
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