Thursday, April 3, 2014

Capsicum - Rava Upma (Uppittu).

Capsicum Rava Uppittu (Upma) is a healthy snack and we can have them for breakfast, as snack or for dinner too. Adding Capsicum to Upma gives a good aroma and adds taste to Upma.

Lets see some benefits of Semolina and Capsicum which are main ingredients in Capsicum Upma.

As we all know Rava or Rave (in Kannada language) is from durum wheat and contain lots of minerals such as phosphorus, zinc and magnesium. Semolina is a good source of two vital vitamins, E and B group which are essential for good immunity from disease. Eating semolina makes you more active and it digested slowly, so that you do not feel hungry for a long time. For those who lead an active lifestyle, semolina is a quick and nourishing source of energy.

Capsicum  helps to keep the skin clear, prevents rashes and pimples. It contain vitamin A which is good for eyes and helps to prevent eye diseases.Capsicum is helpful in treating pain - related diseases. It burns calories. Eating capsicum speeds up the metabolism. It reduces weight gain and prevents indigestion. It also regulates blood pressure and lowers cholesterol. Capsicum extract is one of the best hair growth boosting product. It also prevents hair fall.

Here is a recipe of Capsicum Upma. I have used Medium sized Rava, capsicum, grated coconut.

Capsicum Upma is a tasty dish which every one will love to have it. Its one of the most favourite breakfast and snack dish for the South Indian. A bowl of Hot and Spicy Upma and a cup of Coffee or Tea goes very well together. We can also serve this dish in small kitty parties or get together. This capsicum - rava upma is prepared without onions and you can have them on special days and fasting time.

Ingredients :
Medium sized Rava (Semolina) : 2 Cups
Capsicum : 2 (Medium Sized )
Coconut : 1/2 Cup (fresh and grated)
Green chilly :  2 to 3
Ginger : 1 Table spoon (grated)
Oil : 2 Table spoons
Ghee : 2 Table spoons
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Jeera :1/2 Spoon
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 leaves .
Salt : to taste
Water : 3 1/2 to 4 cups


1. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves and capsicum. Grate coconut and ginger.
2. Boil water and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put oil and mustard seeds, urid dal. Let the mustard spurt.
4. Add cut green chully, jeera and curry leaves. Add capsicum and fry nicely till they turn soft (2 nutes).
5. Add rava and fry with capsicum till the raw smell disappear.
6. Add salt, ginger and required boiling water.
7. Mix it well and stir till they turn little thick. cover the lid and cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Now remove the lid and put fresh grated coconut and 2 table spoons of ghee and stir slowly and put off the gas.
9.Shift the Ready Capsicum Upma to a serving dish.

10. Serve Capsicum Upma with a cup of coffee or tea...or curd and coconut chutney.

 Note : 

You can use more vegetables if you wish. Adding more oil or ghee adds to the taste but not a healthy habit. You can lesson or add more chilly according to your wish.
Time :  20 minutes
Serves : 4.



My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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