Saturday, August 24, 2013

Coconut -Rava Upma .(Uppittu)

 This is one of my earlier post and I just wanted to refresh with some information and add some pictures related to the post. This will surely help people to try out the dish easily.

Rava or Rave (in Kannada language) uppittu is easy to prepare. I can surely say there are so many who like uppittu, though some may not like it. Uppittu or Upma is one of the recipe, many have tried and got the best result.
Upma can be prepared with many types, plain rava upma, vegetable upma, vanghibath upma, onion upma or tomato upma etc. 
We have heard people saying eating upma is like putting a cement base. We do not feel hungry because of upma. It is because Rava (semolina) takes time to digest and we do not feel hungry for a long time.
Rava or Semolina is made with durum wheat and it is really good for people who wants to reduce weight. It is low in fat and high in carbohydrates and helps to boost energy. Rava is low in sodium and cholesterol and high fiber content and it is consisered as balanced diet food. It is rich in Vitamin B complex and Vitamin E.
As  I said earlier it is easy to prepare and will be surely loved by all age group.
There is No onions or garlic in this recipe. We can prepare this Upma for any special days or as snack too. It is one of the best breakfast food that you can enjoy with a cup of coffee.
I have used Rava (medium size), oil, ghee, coconut and green chilly.

Ready to Serve Coconut -Rava Upma
Things Needed : 
Rava (Medium size) : 2 cups.
Water : 4 cups.
Coconut : 1 Cup.
Green Chilly : 2 to 3
Curry leaves: 5 to 6 leaves
Ginger : 1/2 Teaspoon. (grated).
Salt : as required
Oil: 2 Table spoons.
Ghee: 2 Table spoons.
Mustard seeds: 1/2 Tea spoon
Urd daal: 1/2 Tea spoon
1. Wash and cut green chilly and grate coconut and ginger. Keep it aside.
2. Boil water and it should be hot when you are using it.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and put mustard seeds and urd daal. Let it spurt. Add green chilly and curry leaves.
4. Now add rava to the mustard mixture and fry on low flame. Keep stirring. Fry till the raw smell disappear (3 to4 minutes).
5. Now pour boiling water to the mixture and mix it thoroughly. Add salt,ginger and mix it nicely and cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes..
6. Add fresh grated coconut and ghee . Mix it nicely and put it in a serving bowl.
7. Serve hot Coconut -Rava Uppittu with a cup of curd, pickle. You can sprinkle little sugar on the top of uppittu while serving.
 Rava should be roasted well to get the fine upma. Do not over fry. Upma turns brown and smells burnt. One should take care while roasting. Add less oil while frying then you add the rest at the end. You can add more green chilly if you want.(optional). Adding ginger and lemon gives a good taste. You can add a tablespoon of sugar to give sweet taste or you can serve sugar along with upma.
You can prepare this upma with thick variety of rava also. Remember not to add much oil if you are using the thick variety.Do not cook coconut. Just put them on the top of upma and put off the gas. (fire). Coconut aroma adds to the taste. You can also use coconut oil instead of ghee. 
Serves : 3 to 4
Time: 15 Minutes.

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