Rava Upama

Rava Upama or Porridge made with Cream of Wheat is a south Indian Delicacy which has slowly and steadily moved to northern parts of India and has incorporated many changes across its path to suit the palate of every Indian mouth. Upama in south is predominantly made with lentils and peanuts. Whereas in north, people prefer to add vegetables. Well, the superlative way to eat when you like both is simple, mix both. Have it with Coconut Chutney or Idli Chutney Powder as a breakfast item. Serve with a cup of South Indian Filter Coffee. This recipe serves 2.

What you need:

# Ingredients Quantity
1 Rava 1 cup
2 Onion 1 chopped
3 Oil 2 tbsp
4 Peanuts 2 tbsp
5 Urad Daal 1/2 tsp
6 Channa Daal 1 tsp
7 Tomato 1 chopped
8 Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp chopped
9 Cauliflower 2 florets
10 Green Pead 2 tbsp
11 Beans & Carrots 2 tbsp
12 Ginger Chopped 1 tsp
13 Hing A pinch
14 Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
15 Green Chilies 1 chopped
16 Curry Leaves 6 or 7

Steps to Make:

Heat a non stick pan and roast rava for 7-8 minutes on low flame till gives out  a nice aroma.
You can otherwise microwave it on high for 3 minutes.(Tip: If you are using a different quantity of rava , you might have to increase or decrease your timing accordingly.)
Soak channa daal, urad daal and peanuts for 5 minutes in water.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add hing, mustard seeds, curry leaves.
Add soaked lentils.
Add chopped ginger.
Add onion and cook till it turns pink.
Add all chopped vegetables.
Cook for 2 minutes.
Add tomatoes and cook for a minute.
Add 2 and half cups of water and increase flame to high.
Bring it to boil.
Add salt to taste.
Lower the flame and add roasted rava. (Tip: add rava to pan using left hand and simultaneously mix with a flat spatula in one direction using your right hand).
Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes on low.
Remove top and sprinkle coriander leaves.
Mix well and serve hot.