Friday, 8 November 2013

Recipe of the day: Upma (a South Indian Breakfast)



 
Helloo foodies! After a long time! I was enjoying Dwali and Vai Duj. How were your days? Hope you all are enjoying! Share with me your special recipes.
Today, I’m going to share with you a South Indian breakfast recipe. It is very common but delicious recipe, in which I put some Bengali touch! Hope you like it…..



Upma (a South Indian Breakfast)

 

Ingredients


  1. Semolina: -                                              1 cup
  2. Vegetables (small cube pieces):-             2 cups
(Peas, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower,
Tomatoes, capsicum, etc.)
  1. Mustard seeds: -                                     1/2 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves: -                                        5-6 pieces
  3. Cashew nut: -                                           2-3 pieces
  4. Green chilies (chopped):-                         3-5 med
  5. Onions (chopped):-                                   1 med
  6. Refined Oil: -                                           1Cup
  7. Salt: -                                                      to taste
  8. Sugar: -                                                    1/4th teaspn.
  9. Lemon juice (optional):-                            2 tsp



Process:



  • Dry-roast Semolina (suji) until it just begins to turn brown, and then keep aside.
  • In a large saucepan/wok, heat the cooking oil.
  • Add mustard seeds and curry leaves; then wait for them to sputter. Then add green chilies and chopped onions and fry until onions caramelize.
  • Add vegetables, salt and 2 cups of water, and bring to boil.
  • Add the roasted samolina and sugar; turn down the heat, and mix quickly to avoid lumps forming.
  • The upma is done when all the water is absorbed by the samolina.
  • Garnish with grated coconut, cashew-nut and lemon juice.
  • Serve hot as breakfast.

 

Tips of the day


Winter is almost here! So, today some tips for this season……

  1. In winter season, usually we suffer with cough and cold. A drop or two of eucalyptus oil add to water for steam inhalation gives excellent relief in common colds.
  2. Many of us having dry skin problem, this problem will be more during winter. Here is the best natural recipe for dry problem. Add 50gm of papaya paste with 5tsp. of olive oil and apply for your affected dry skin. Apply this recipe twice a day for getting smooth skin naturally.


Question of the day

 

Q1. ‘Upma’ is a famous dish and knowned by many names. For example, in
Kannada, Upma is called  Uppittu or Kharabath.
Tell me the names of the langueges, where ‘Upma’ is called Upma?

Q2. Fill in the blanks and write the word: C_ _L _ _ L _ WE_.


 Question (October) 

5. Ans. In Bangladesh, they wash the Hilsha very well before cut into pieces; not after; and do not fry at all.
6.Ans. Sardines and American Shads fishes.



Well, time to say good bye! Take care and enjoy the weekend. Namaskar.

17 comments:

  1. 1.) In my mother tongue as we call ‘Upma’ TELUGU
    and also in ‘Upma’ is called as Upma in TAMIL.

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  2. ans no. 1 : in tamil language upma called as upma.
    in telugu upma also called as umpa.

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  3. answer for 1. in tamil nadu chennai upma means upma they r various upma
    rava upma
    semiya upma
    aval upma
    milagu upma
    puli upma
    vegetable upma
    aval upma and so onnnn
    answer for 2. CAULIFLOWER
    YAY DONEEEEEEEE

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  4. ans.1 idli upma,
    Sweet Corn Sooji Upma
    Veg Poha Upma Stuffed in Peppers
    Fruit Bread Upma
    Sprouted Black Channa & Tamarind Poha Upma
    Podi Idly Upma
    Vermicelli / Semiya Upma
    Veggie Poha Upma

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  5. A1. Upma is called Upma in Tamil and Telugu.
    A2. CAULIFLOWER

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  6. 1) in Tamil and Telugu is called UPMA

    2) Cauliflower

    hope I win

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  7. A1. Upma is called Upma in Tamil and Telugu.
    A2. CAULIFLOWER

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  8. 1.Upma is called Upma in Tamil and Telugu.
    2.cauliflower

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  9. Ans 1. Upma is called Upma in Tamil and also in Telugu.
    Ans 2. Cauliflower

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  10. 1) Upma is called Upma in :-
    Tamil -- Upma, Uppuma, Uppumavu
    Telugu-- Upma, Uppindi.
    2) CAULIFLOWER.

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  11. Ans 1. Upma is called Upma in Tamil and Telugu.
    Ans 2. CAULIFLOWER.

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  12. 1. In Tamil Nadu and Chennai Upma means Upma
    2. CAULIFLOWER

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  13. Thank you all for visiting my blog....keep participating friends....:)

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  14. answer for 1. in tamil nadu chennai upma means upma they r various upma
    rava upma
    semiya upma
    aval upma
    milagu upma
    puli upma
    vegetable upma
    aval upma and so onnnn
    answer for 2. CAULIFLOWER

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