Monday, June 17, 2013

TOMATO UPMA / TOMATO BATH


Upma is a very popular breakfast dish in South India. It is made either plain or with a few variations like the addition of tomato or vegetables. 

Ingredients:
Semolina .... 1/2 cup
Water ......... 2 & 1/2 cups (boiled)
Tomato ...... 1 chopped finely
Tomato puree ... 1-2 tbsps.
Onion ............... 1 chopped finely
Green chillies .... 1
Red chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp.
Sambar powder ...... 1 tsp. (optional)
Ginger ............. 1tsp. (grated)
Ghee ............ 1 tbsp
Oil ............ 2 tbsp.
Salt .......... to taste

For Tempering:
Dry red chillies .... 2
Curry leaves ....... 7-8
Cashewnuts ........ 4-5
Cumin seeds ....... 1 tsp
Mustard seeds .... 1 tsp.
Asafoetida .......... a pinch


Method:
1. Heat oil in a pan. Add all the tempering ingredients. When they crackle add the chopped onion, green chillies and grated ginger. Stir fry for a minute.
2. Now add the chopped tomato, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, tomato puree and the sambar powder. Mix well and add the semolina and stir fry for a minute till everything is blended.
3. Reduce the flame and add the boiling water stirring continuously to avoid lumps. At this stage add the ghee and mix it well.
Serve hot immediately with any chutney. This upma tastes good even without any chutney.
(you can prepare everything before and add the water when you are ready to serve.For variation you can also put green peas or carrots if you like.



18 comments:

  1. Delicious Upma..My Favourite also..

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    1. Mine too Nithu..it's a jhat-pat dish that we can make in a jiffy.

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  2. Looks so good, I love to add Tomatoes in Uppittu.

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    1. Thanks Asha.I also prefer this upma than the plain one.

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  3. nice recipe...neat presentation in picture

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    1. Thanks Neha..I had a quick glimpse of ur blog too...will go through all the recipes leisurely.

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  4. Hi thr....saw ur yummy blog while surfing.
    My kid used to love dis upma an infant...very good recipe.
    Loved the dum ka chicken too...simply awesome.
    BTW a cook cum food blogger fm down under..do visit me.
    Chetana
    www.myrecipegalore.blogspot.com

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    1. I am glad you visited my blog and liked it.I hope u will keep visiting and giving me ur views.
      BTW I just saw ur blog ...it is AWESOME !!!!

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  5. bumped in here for the first time...lovely space..wonderful collections of delicious recipes..upma looks healthy n delicious...with spinach n all..mm.yummy!

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    1. Thanks Suman for your appreciation...hope you will keep visiting always.

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  6. I add tomato in upma but never tried this way. looks tempting, soon give a try.

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  7. My favourite..
    great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow...an excellent variation of upma.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/10/tomato-coriander-chutney.html

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