January 21, 2009

Arisi Upma

Here I am with yet another variant of upma. It is a well established fact that I love this snack. I haven't made it that often with rice rava. And that's probably only because I didn't have easy access to rice rava. This is an absolute favourite with S and I.

1 cup Rice Rava/ Idli Rava
1 tbsp Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Urad Dal
1/2 tsp Chana Dal
1 Red Chilli
1 Green Chilli
1/2 tsp Ginger Paste
7-8 Curry Leaves
Coriander leaves for garnish (optional)
Salt to taste

Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the urad and chana dals. When the urad dal starts to brown, add the mustard and asafoetida. When the mustard splutters, add the red and green chillies, curry leaves and ginger paste. Add the rice rava and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add 2 cups of boiling water to this. Add the salt and mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. The upma is done when the rava sets and is not sticky. Add the coriander leaves, if using.

Enjoy this upma with some lime pickle on the side. It's guaranteed to remind you of everything homely and nice.


Asha said...

I do have idli rava ie crushed rice, will try this! :))

Divya Kudua said...

Hmm..I absolutely love this..whenever I make Undi for breakfast,I keep aside some upma to have with tea!!

Swapna said...

This is new to me..must try it...

Preety said...

it's gr8 to see your recipe as i have so much of idli rava in my pantry and i do not make idli so often so was wondering for what i can use it for other than idli..thanks for sharing

Rajesh &Shankari said...

Yep, arisi upma is one nostalgic dish that will remind you of home. The first time I made it, it was like khoozhu :). Now I have learnt to make it OK.

Happy New Year to you too

Gayathri said...

This will give a nice filling for the breakfast, Thanks for sharing

Cynthia said...

Next time I am abroad I have to look for this crushed rice to try making this.

jayasree said...

I love arisi upma. Yours looks so fluffy.

aquadaze said...

nice n easy!!

A_and_N said...

This is something I'm looking for! Thanks :)

Curry Leaf said...

comforting breakfast.
Any newsfrom Sulekha?

SMN said...

looks yum and i prefr this to the usual rava

Sandeepa said...

Really, I didn't even know you can make upma with that Idli rava, I have a lot of it, will use it up this way

Lavanya said...

Oh! This brings back really fond memories of childhood.

Arisi Upma was made every Saturday night and we would always eat this in a rush before heading off to OAT for a movie.

Thanks for the post.