Kanchipuram Upma


Upma Rava/Sooji – 1 cup
Onion – 1 medium
Grated coconut – 3 tbsp
Green chillies – 1
Grated ginger – 1/2 inch
Pepper – 1 Tbsp
Jeera – 1 Tbsp
Cashews – 5
Channa dal – 1 tsp
Udad dal – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Hing – a pinch
Water – 3 cups
Oil – 2 tsp
Ghee – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – a handful
Salt to taste


Roast Rava till it turns slightly pinkish and keep it aside.
Finely chop onions. Cut green chillies long.

Heat oil in kadai.Once oil is hot add cashews and fry them .Add pepper,channa dal,udad dal,jeera,mustard and hing and fry well. Add curry leaves .

Add green chillies,ginger and onions and fry them well.

Add 2 tbsp of coconut and fry .Add 3 cups of water and salt.
Bring the mixture to a boil.

Once the water starts to boil ,slowly add roasted rava and mix well and cover it for few minutes till rava absorbs all the moisture.

Add ghee and remaining coconut and mix well. Serve hot with any chutney.


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