Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tarakari uppittu ( Vegetable Upma)

Here goes my family favourite.., my amma, appa, brother, sister, hubby, son.., no one is an exception for this. Everybody loves eating upma at any time of the day!!
Amma used to fast (oppotthu) on every Thursdays & she used to cook upma as oppotthu thindi ( breakfast) for supper for herself. The whole family used to crave for that upma.., though she wouldn't have added any vegetables, onion or any supplements to make it tastier. Yet.., we used to wait for it without having our supper & each one would take a small portion in the upma prepared(my father & granny were also not an exception!!). My mom used to end up eating very less or nothing some days as we all would have finished it :((

I prepare this for night dinner also sometimes...Here is the recipe of this simple dish...

1 cup medium rava (semolina)
2 cups water
1 onion (optional)
2 green chillis (depends on individuals)
1/2 cup finely cut & half boiled carrots, french beans, potatoes.
1/4 cup green peas (frozen or boiled)
1/2 capsicum chopped
1 spoon cashewnuts
4 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds (saasive)
1 teaspoon urad dal
1 teaspoon channa dal
salt according to taste
1 teaspoon sugar

For garnishing:
cliantro/coriander leaves
2 tablespoon grated coconut.
1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a kadai
  • Add rava to it and fry it till turns light brown in color (You will start getting a nice aroma by then)
  • Remove it from flame and allow it to cool for 5 minutes
  • In a broad kadai, add the remaining oil
  • When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal and fry for a minute
  • Add cashew nuts and fry the mixture
  • To this, add curry leaves, green chilli and chopped onion
  • Fry till onion becomes translucent
  • Add capsicum, all the boiled vegetables & the green peas. Stir it & allow the vegetables to be cooked in oil for a minute.
  • Add 2 cups of hot/warm water. Add salt and sugar.
  • When water starts boiling, add the rava little-by-little and keep stirring (Avoid formation of lumps)
  • Once all the rava is put, close the lid and cook it in a low flame for a minute
  • Mix the whole thing thoroughly and garnish it with coriander, grated coconut
  • If you want the upma to be little sour, add little lemon juice
  • Upma is ready to serve


  1. simple, quick and tasty thing is Uppittu..chennagide ri..swalpa dodda photo haki..

  2. @ LG
    tumba thanks nimma prothsahakke :)

  3. Super Uppittu Sushma madam, thanks kanri.
    Nanna hesaru Lokesha. Denmark nalli 8 months ninda work madta iddene. Nimma blog nodi rave tandu, items ella huduki tandu uppittu madi tinde. Super duper taste. Thanks for you, your amma and ajji. Totally nimma vamshakke thanks :) Please keep on updating your savi-ruchi. Thanks again. Bye and take care.

  4. Hi sushma mam,
    I have tried almost all dishes from savi ruchi.I am staying in abudhabi we get all indian spices and pulses.Really very informative and useful blog. Tumba dhanyavadagalu,hege hosa hosa ruchi galannu bareyuttha iri.



Thanks for visiting 'Savi-Ruchi'. I would try my best to update the blog with new & interesting recipes.
Hope you had nice time in my blog & feel free to share your comments.
Visit Again!!

Featured Post

Noodles and Vegetables with Honey Ginger Sauce

Am I the only one who crave for noodles when sick with cold and sore throat? I love this noodles with honey-ginger sauce and it is perfe...