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Monday, November 24, 2008

Avarekalu Uppittu

Ingredients:
1 cup Bombay Rava / Semolina/ Sajjige / Sooji
2 cups Flat Bean seeds / Avarekalu
2 cups Water
1 small Tomato
1 small Onion
1/2 Carrot
2-3 Curry leaves
2-3 Coriander leaves
1-2 Green Chillies
1 tsp Ghee
2-3 tsp Grated Coconut
1/2 tsp Blackgram seeds
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
Salt to taste
2-3 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Put flat bean seeds, salt, water in a pressure cooker and cook. (3-4 whistles)

Put bombay rava in a thick bottomed vessel/microwave pan and fry it /microwave it for around 4-5 mins in medium flame until it gives nice aroma.

Cut green chilly into 2 pieces. Chop onion, coriander leaves and tomato into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Grate the carrot and keep it aside.

Add mustard seeds, blackgram seeds, bengalgram seeds and oil in a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, green chilly, onion and fry them for about 4-5 minutes. Add chopped tomato and fry them for few mins until onion and tomato are cooked. Add 2 cups of water, salt and bring them to boil. Add grated carrot, cooked flat bean seeds and bring them to boil.
Add fried semolina and stir the uppittu. Cook the uppittu by covering a lid for about 1-2 mins in medium flame. Add grated coconut, ghee and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Keep the Uppittu in low flame for about 2-3 mins and keep stirring the Uppittu. Serve hot. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 3-4 Plates of Uppittu.

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