Menthesoppu Uppittu ~ Methi Upma

Menthesoppu Uppittu

Learned this recipe from my sister-in-law's mother-in-law ..phew! so many laws !!
Adding menthesoppu (methi leaves) gives a good flavor and enhances the taste.
Ingredients :
(Methi leaves or Fenugreek leaves) : 1 cup (washed and chopped)
Onions : 2 (deskinned, washed and cut vertically)
Green Chillies: 5 (slit vertically)
Coriander Leaves: 2tbsp (chopped finely)
Curry leaves: few
Semolina - 150g (measure in any cup and keep semolina aside)
Note: Use fine grain variety of semolina. We call it 'bengaluru rave'
Water - 2 cusp (use the same cup that you used to measure semolina to measure water)
Oil- 3-4 tbsp
Salt as required.
Lemon Juice : 1tbsp
Other ingredients for seasoning :
Namma maneya Oggarane Dabbi
1.Fry semolina untill fragrant in a thick bottomed pan. At this stage semolina or rava must have turned slightly brown in color. Perfect for making upma. Transfer it to a plate.
2. Cut vegetables as per instructions given next to the vegetables in the ingredients section.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once mustard stops spluttering, add chanadal(kadalebele),Urid dal (uddinbele) to the oil. When dals turn brown, add green chillies and fry for half a second.
4. Next add curry leaves, onions and menthesoppu (methi) leaves to the oil and fry untill onions turn transcluscent. Add salt and water (2 measures) and bring it to boil.
5. Taste the water to check salt. Salt must be little more than required since you have not yet added rava(semolina) to the water. Adjust salt.
6. Reduce the heat and start adding semolina to the boiling water. Add semolina little at a time and stir the mixture soon after adding semolina. Finish off adding all semolina. Allow this mixture to cook for 3 minutes before you switch off the stove.

7. Cover the pan and let the upma rest for next 8-10minutes. Add lemon juice and mix well.
Serve it with chutney powder or pickle.

Upma is ready to eat!!!



chef and her kitchen said...

Nice n yummy it not that ur SIL's MIL is ur mom?? I m confused..;)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This is how recipes have been passed over since ages...Yummy upma

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This is how recipes have been passed over since ages...Yummy upma

Priya Suresh said...

Wonderful healthy upma, thanks for sharing.

S N RAMANATH said...

upma with methi may taste different from the usual upma and with chutney it will ve a perfect breakfast. thanks for the recipe. i will try it shortly

Kannada Cuisine said...

Ah! looks yummooooo

Unknown said...

Love it with menthya soppu.

Play Angry-Bird Game said...

superb post
thanks for sharing

ArtEx said...

I tried the 'Menthesoppu uppittu' recipe. It was awesome!

Lakshmi said...

Thank you for the feedback Albuquerque