Huli Uppittu/Sour Upma

This is a good variation to normal vegetable upma. Also it can be made quickly with less ingredients, so it is always on my menu for breakfast. Try it sometimes.

You need the following :

Uppittu Rave/Semolina/cream of wheat - 2 cups
Green Chillies - 2
Onion-1 small
Curry leaves - from 1 line
Oil - 2tbsp (I know it is more but uppittu always tastes good with little more oil)
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Kadalebele/Chanadal - 1tsp
Uddinabele/Uraddal - 1tsp
Saarinapudi/Rasam Powder - 2tsp
Tamarind Juice - 3tbsp (or according to the sourness levels u want)
Water 4cups

How to make it :
1.Dry roast creamofwheat/semolina in a thick bottomed pan till you get nice aroma of Semolina. At this stage Rava would have started turning brown. Switch off the gas and transfer the Semolina to a plate.
2.Heat oil in a kadhai/shallow pan/any vessel to make upma.
3.Add mustard seeds when oil is hot. Let it crackle, add Chanadal and fry till it is golden brown, add urad dal and let it brown too.
4.Add chillies, onions and sautee , fry it till onion becomes little brown. Add salt and give a nice stir.
5.Add 4 cups of water and bring it to boil. When water is boiling add tamarind paste and RasamPowder. Taste the water and adjust flavors accordingly.
6.Reduce the flame and start adding rava. Keeping stirring while you add Semolina little at a time. Cover and cook for next 2 mins. Switch off the gas and let it rest for next 5-8mins. Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves if you have it on hand. Enjoy it hot!

Use any vegetable to make this upma however simply chillies and onions also work well.


Indian Khana said...

Never heard upma with rasam powder..looks so different & delicious

Cham said...

Very different upma with tamarind Lashmi! Looks delish!

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notyet100 said...


ST said...

Nice and delicious upma. My mom makes it but she don't use rasam powder....Will try ur version this time...

Cooking Station said...

@ Priti,
ehehehee...we get this in hotels as masala upma/kharabath. Each one has a different name ;) that is it..try it out you may like it. Really works when ur vegetable try has nothing other than onions n chillies.

Thanks Cham..try it someday!

thanks for passing me the magic lamp of luck.

Kabhi khilayenge tastes really good.

Illatharasi said...

Upma, that too tangy.... wow!!! very new recipe for me... will try :)

Anisheetu said...

I knew upit but huli uppit is first time... but sounds good to me will try 2mr breakfast!!!

aMus said...

i've been reading your blog on/off fact have commented once /twice too...then ure header used to be taste of mysore...:)

u live in Singapore too? small small world!!!

aMus said...

upma with rasam powder...sounds interesting...haveto try this...:)

Shreya said...

hi, very different recipe.. looks delicious.. will try...

Lakshmi said...

@ Vani,
Right! tangy upma ..different taste than normal upma..

yup, let me know how it came out

Thanks for coming Suma and yes I have changed the header and even template of the blog :D . We live in Singapore too..and nice to know you. Try huli uppitt sometime ;)

Upma would be boring if we don't give it a twist.. so makeover always happens to such foods. Try it out sometimes.

Anisheetu said...

Hi tried the huli uppittu for breakfast today... tastes good!!! a bit different from the regular uppitt... :) and also thanks for the tip will sure apply it...

Cooking Station said...

You were fast dear! glad to know tat u liked huli uppitt!

Anisheetu said...

U have something on my blog...

Deepthi Shankar said...

wow .. never tried with saarina pudi .. have had the one with vaangi baath pudi .. wil try with saarina pudi also .. looks good

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Sagari said...

that a mouthwatering upma ,yummmmm

Blogger said...

This seems to be similar to Gojjavalakki, except that you used rave instead of avalakki. Now I have to try this... brings back so many memories.
- Anjali