Upma is an Indian version of Polenta which is cooked with semolina/rava. It is a South Indian breakfast specialty which is enjoyed with chutney.
This Upma is definitely different from traditional one. But, it surely was quick delicious and nutritious.
To serve 2:
Heat 2 tsp. oil in a pan. Add 1 tbsp. Urad dal/ white lentil, 1-2 red chillies, 1 tsp. rai/mustard seeds.
Add 1/2 small chopped onion, 1 small potato chopped, few peas, and chopped carrots.
Add pinch of turmeric.
Add 1/4 cup yogurt and 2 cups water.
Add salt to taste. Cover and let the water boil and veggies cook.
Meanwhile in a clean dry pan, dry roast 1/2 cup semolina/rava for 5-7 minutes.
When veggies get tender, add a spoonful at a time of roasted semolina to boiling water while stirring to avoid lumps. Keep on low heat, and be careful of mixture splashing as it thickens.
Mix 1/2 tsp. pure ghee for flavor (optional)
Garnish with chopped cilantro and sev noodle, and serve immediately.
Enjoy delicious Veggie Upma!!