Sunday, September 4, 2011

Twist on TTT recipe

Yeah yeah ... the tried tested trusted upma got a lil twist . With my Amma announcing that the sunday Breakfast is going to be Upma/Uppittu , I got thinking .
How to make it inviting to already lazy legs to the breakfast table. Well my inner Italian woke up . I suggested Amma to spruce up the uppittu by adding Some corn kernels Zucchini and Veg Seasoning cube apart from the already added carrots n beans . Amma without shooing me away ,obliged for a twist in taste. In few min's Fab Indo Italian version of Upma was ready. Then I garnished it with some Ricotta cheese , Jalapenos and sun dried tomatoes for that extra punch . I seasoned Ricotta cheese over Sun dried tomatoes with some dried Dill leaves and drizzle of extra virgin olive oil . Voila ... a modern rendition of the traditional Uppitu is ready to savor ! enjoy !

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Traditional Upittu /Upma Recipie :
1. Semolina / Upma/uppittu rava ( 200g)
2. One Onion finely chopped
3. Assortment of vegetables cut ( Anything that is ur favaourite)
4. 1 Teasppon of Mustard seeds
5. 1 tea spoon of Uraad dal [split black gram]
6. tea spoon of Chana dal [ split bengal gram]
7. Teaspoon of turmeric
8.Finley chopped coriancder leaes
10. finelu chopped green chillies .
11.1 lemon juice
12.5 to 6 curry leaves
13.Grated coconut
Procedure :
a) before getting started , first stir fry the Semolina / Uppitt Rava , for about 2 to 3 mins on low flame with a two table spoon of oil . Use regular refined oil .we do not want too much of ,mix of flavours here .Keep it aside .
b )On hot wok / Pan splutter the mustard seeds , in about 4-5 tablespoon of oil .
c )Add the rest of the seeds/dal and once they turn lil golden brown add the onions and fry them till onion turns translucent . This would release all the sweetness of the onion .
d) Now add the chopped chillies .Always note that the intensity of hotness of the chilli is less if add over onions . If u want it hotter add chillies before onions.
e) Now stir the assorted vegetables in this mixture for about two minutes .
f) now add about 400ml of water [twice that of the semolina measure actually] and allow it to cook untill u see the boil.Add the lemon Juice now .
g) Add the stir fried semolina , stir it and cook in low flame for 3 mins .
h) Once done garnish with freshly grated coconut and coriander leaves .
Enjoy !!!

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