Sunday, June 21, 2009

Upma in Microwave

Upma is very famous Indian breakfast. When I bought my new Microwave, After roasting Papad, I tried upma in it. After 3-4 attempts, it was perfectly done. Like my Aai…… my mother , I also add milk with water while making it. It gives a softness and a fresh colour to Upma. And the aroma of ghee will leave you wanting for more. Upma is quickly and perfectly made in Microwave.


Semolina (sooji) (thicker variety) - 3/4 cup
Finely chopped onion - 1
Finely chopped tomato - 1
Chopped green chillies - 3-4
Curry leaves - 7-8
Black gram dal (urad dal) - 3/4 teaspoon
Bengal Gram (Chana dal ) - 3/4 teaspoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Asafetida - a pinch
Water -1 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Pure ghee - 1 teaspoon
Salt and sugar to taste
Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
Chopped coriander and grated coconut for garnishing


Take sooji in Microwave safe dish and roast it for 1-2 minutes stirring in between till it becomes golden brown. In a shallow microwave safe dish, heat oil for 2 minutes at High power. Now add mustard seeds, asafetida, Black and bengal gram. Cook at the same power for 2 minutes. Add green chillies and curry leaves and cook for 1 minutes. Now add onion and cook it for 2 minutes. Then add tomatoes and cook it for 2 minutes. Pour water, milk, salt and sugar and on same power keep it for 1 minute. Add sooji stirring continuously and Microwave covered at 100% power for 5 minutes, stirring twice. Let stand a few minutes. Spread pure ghee from corners to give a nice aroma. Serve with the lemon juice squeezed over and garnish with coriander and coconut.

Note : For time saving, you can roast sooji and make tadka without onion and tomatoes. Mix sooji, salt and sugar in it. You can keep this mixture in refrigerator for a week. Whenever you want to make upma, just add water and milk in it and cook it for 5 minutes. Garam Upma is ready.

My contribution for MEC : Breezy Breakfasts and Srivalli's cooking 4 all season


Simran said...

Lovely breakfast idea. Thanks for the entry.

Preeti Singh said...

Delicious and healthy breakfast...looks great..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Adding milk and grated coconut is new to me...will try this version soon......Upma in micro wave.....gr8 idea....

Dips said...

Great idea there..Ive never made upma in mw...wonder why i never thought of it :)

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