Sabudana Kitchedi – Maharastra Special

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Also known as: Sabudana upma, Lemony sago, Jowarisi upma I have this love and hate kind of relationship with upma! While growing up, my mother never made any sort of upma for us (lucky me)! As far as I remember, even my grandma never made them either. And I am fine about it:) So, I [...]

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Samba Rava Pongal

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Godhumai Ravai Pongal: Cracked Wheat Pongal. Samba Godhumai Rava Pongal. Myself and my brother live in two different time zones…that we can’t always talk:( We have 17 hours difference (He is in Australia)…so he should stay up all night and I should get up too early to get hold of him. So, does this have [...]

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Makka Cholam Rawa Upma

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Corn Meal Upma: Corn Meal Kitchedi. Ingredients: Corn Meal 1 cupVegetables 1 cup(carrots, beans, peas, potatoes….)Salt to tasteOnion 1 large slicedGarlic 2-3 cloves slicedChilies 2-3 slicedCurry leaves fewCilantro leaves fewMustard seeds 1/4 spoonOil. Method: Heat oil in a pan. Add mustards and curry leaves. Wait till they pop up. Then add garlic, onion and chilies….fry [...]

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Semolina – Garlic Upma

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Rawa Kitchedi: Rawa Upma with lots of garlic! Never really appreciated rawa kitchedi/upma kind of stuff. It was one of the cruel dish they make it at hostel all the time. There were several occasions my mess bill used to be NIL. I never show up to the mess hall at all….managed to eat out, [...]

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Upma Kozhukattai

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Upma Kozhukkattai: Kaara Kozhukattai. Savory Modhak When you don’t have rice-mill here…its easy to fix this type of Kozhukatai(modhak). Although I hate the fact of soaking and grinding rice….I happend to fix this one day! Well….before I even tried this…I was not sure of….how its going to turn up! I heard this recipe from my [...]

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Aval Upma

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Aval Upma: Pohe Upma. Poha Upma. Avalaki Upma. Ingredients: Rice flakes(aval/poha’) 1 cup Potato 1 cubed Salt Turmeric 1 pinch Green chilies 1 finely chopped Ginger 1-2″ finely chopped Onion 1 fienly chopped Chana-Urad dal 2 spoons Mustard 1/4 spoon Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon Asafoetida 1 pinch Curry leaves few Cilantro to garnish Lemon juice [...]

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Idly Upma

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Idly Upma:Inspired by ‘Surya Vamsam’ movie!!! Thanks to Vikraman, he always reteives some lost recipes like ‘Arisi Vadam’, ‘Designer’s Appalam’ and ‘Idly Upma’! Generally its prepared with left over cold idlies. One could still prepare with fresh idlies if you want. Ingredients: Cold/fresh idlies 4 Green chilies 3 finely chopped Purple onion 1 small bulb [...]

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Samba Rava Upma

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Gothumai Ravai Upma: Cracked Wheat Upma. Ingredients: Cracked Wheat 1 cupGreen chilies 3-6 slitted/finely choppedGarlic 6 beads finely choppedOnion 1 large fienly choppedToamto 1 small choppedSaltMustard seeds 1/4 spoonOil few spoonsCilantro leaves to garnish. Method: Dry toast cracked wheat for few minutes. Maybe till its fragrant. Set aside. In the same pan, heat oil. Add [...]

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Buck Wheat Upma

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Buck Wheat Upma: African Wheat(Cracked Buck Wheat) Upma. Ingredients: Cracked Buck Wheat 1 cup White onion 1 finely choppedGreen chilies 3 finely choppedCarrot 1 – dicedBeans 6-8 choppedPeas fistfulSaltGarlic 6-8 clovesMint leaves 6Olive oil few spoons. Method: In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil. Add green chilies and let it crack well. Further add onion, [...]

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Cous Cous Upma

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Cous Cous Upma:To explain it simple…’Cous Cous’ is Ethiopian ‘Sooji’! As Semolina is broken from wheat….this cous is also is broken from a kind of wheat(buck wheat). Semolina is directly being broken…..whereas cous cous is broken after kneading them into a dough! So…cous cous is not gooey! Thats the one of the reason….I chose it! [...]

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