Suji Upma


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup suji or semolina
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp channe ki dal or Bengal gram dak
  • A few curry leaves
  • 2-3 green chillies chopped
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shelled peas
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Fry suji with ghee on low flame in a kadhai till it starts to change colour and becomes little crispy.
  2. Heat oil in a non stick kadhai.
  3. Put mustard seeds and channe ki dal. Do not let the dal turn brown.
  4. When it splutters, add curry leaves, green chillies and onion. Fry till onion turn transparent.
  5. Add peas, fry for 1 minute, ass water and lemon juice.
  6. Add salt and red chilli powder. Boil and cover and cook on low flame till the peas and dal turn soft.
  7. Gradually add the suji, stirring continuously.
  8. Keep mixing well till the water dries up. Cook for a few more minutes.
  9. Serve it hot with coriander or coconut chutney.
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