I always had a mind set that Telugu cuisine is extremely hot and spicy food and the curries are red in color. But when I got a chance to taste this upma which her mom prepared, I liked it. The procedure sound much simpler. The steps are much similar to making the Idiyappam or Pathiri dough.
After a while I got a chance to prepare this for dinner. The way I prepared is a lengthy process and it is not the same way as she mentioned. According to my friend’s recipe, the seasoning and cooking happens in the same pan. Here I first cooked dough and then seasoned…
- Roasted Rice flour – 1 cup ( i used the same rice flour which which we use to make pathiri)
- salt to taste
- Water – 1.5 cups
- Coconut Oil – 1 teaspoon
- Coconut Oil – 1 tbsp
- Asafoetida (hing) a pinch
- dry red chilies – 4 to 5
- curry leaves of a string
- mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
- urad dal – 1/2 tsp
You have to,
- Boil water, salt in a pan in medium flame.
- When it starts boiling reduce the flame to low and add rice powder little by little .
- Stir it. Keep it on fire till all the water is absorbed by the rice powder.
- Remove from fire. Close and keep it for 5-10 minutes
- Kneed this mix to form a soft dough. Add 1 tsp oil if the dough is sticky. Make tiny balls (marble shaped) and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan in medium flame
- Add hing
- Now add urad dal. After 10 sec add mustard seeds.
- Once it pops up add broken dry red chilli, curry leaves
- Now add the prepared rice balls.
- Mix well. You could break those tiny ball if you desire. It is not mandatory.
- Now close with a lid and leave it for approx 5 minutes.
- Remove from fire and leave it closed for another 5 minutes.
- Serve warm.
Another version of this recipe has buttermilk. Buttermilk and rice flour is mixed well to form a paste and then added to the seasoning. It is stir fried in medium to low flame till it is cooked. It will be thick. With the bottom of a spoon break into tiny crumbs. Buttermilk give a different flavor to this recipe.Yet to try that way
For me it is a simple and quick comfort food … You could eat it as it is or serve with a coconut chutney.
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Sobha Shyam says
simple and delicious one..perfect for breakfast..
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this is so innovative….i have not tried upma with rice flour…..luks yummy dear
Saranya മുല്ലപൂക്കള് says
Never tried this…ll make it soon..
This's something new to me. Gotta try it sometime. Hope you had a wonderful V'day!
yea dear…celebrated with friends :)..how abt u?
yea…it is a bit different..
do try faseela…something different….
i hv never tried upma with rice flour…this one looks nice and fluffy…