Saturday, May 19, 2007

Weekend Brunch with Buttermilk Upma

I've always had an affinity for a well made Upma and as a kid polished off my breakfast real quick if it was upma. This is one dish which can be cooked up in a jiffy and can be made in so many ways. This time I tried this buttermilk upma recipe from Mahanandi and it turned out so tangy and tasty. Here is my version for the weekend brunch.
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1. 1 cup sooji/upma rava/cream of wheat
2. 1.5 cups buttermilk and 1.5 cups water
3. 1 green chili finely chopped
4. 1 onion chopped
5. 2tbsp crushed green peas
6. Tadka: 2tbsp oil, rai, jeera, 1Tbsp chana dal, 1 red chili, hing, curry leaves, 1/4 cup cashew
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Heat oil, add rai, jeera, chana dal & hing, let splutter.
Add curry leaves, red chili, cashew, green chili, onion & crushed peas, fry for a few minutes.
Add rava and saute well till you get a good aroma.
Once rava is roasted, add salt, buttermilk & water, stir well.
Cover & cook till buttermilk & water is absorbed.
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We enjoyed this upma with fresh papaya for a refreshing weekend brunch :)

30 comments:

Asha said...

Looks good,Upma color matches the plate too! I add 1/2 cup yogurt and whisk with water,same thing really.Love Upittu as we call it:)

Sig said...

Beautiful, great breakfast, never heard of buttermilk in Upma...
I am eating a bowl of papaya right now :)

Jyothi said...

Hi Richa, looks yummy. Never heard about buttermilk upma. Will soon try. Thanks for sharing.

Richa said...

thanks asha! just noticed the plate color, it does match heh!heh! hope u r enjoying ur day!

thanks sig! yeah same here, heard it for the first time & tried it, was good nonetheless! u too eating a papaya lol! it's my dad's breakfast every single day for so many years! have a good wknd dear!

thanks jyothi! yes buttermilk upma was new to me as well, do try!
have a fun wknd!

archana said...

I can imagine the lovely tangy taste becoz of the buttermilk. Good brunch Richa :)
Tu kadhi tandula chya pitha chi ukad khalli ahes, ambat tak ghalun ? Mast ambat lagte tu kelelya upma sarkhi.

Coffee said...

That looks like a neat idea!!! I add curd in the end when the upma is finally done, whisk it and then get it off the gas. This sounds cool too!!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely one....They are looking YUM!...Nice one......

Sandeepa said...

Looks good Richa. There is only one kind of Upma I know. Buttermilk in Upma is definitely something diff, me thinks

Kajal said...

Use of buttermilk is great combination and also nice in taste. I try with buttermilk next time. Nice breakfast with papaya. Enjoy your weekend.:)

Richa said...

thanks archana. nahi ga me tandul pithachi ukad khaleli athwat nahi, pan chav imagine karun tondala pani sutlaye :) try karayla havey
enjoy

thanks coffee, that's a neat trick you do ;) tu upma matey fine ravo vapreche key medium?


thanks sukanya, do try.

thanks sandeepa, yes it is different and tastes tangy, do try if you like it that way :)

thanks kajal, buttermilk sathey upma try karjey. enjoy...

Vcuisine said...

Richa, we prepare it in a different way. this one looks very nice and yummy. Viji

trupti said...

Mine and Musical's Favorite!!!!!! I love that color of the onions in there.....chaas saathey banavye to ketlo saras taste ave che! :)

trupti

Cynthia said...

What a nice filling breakfast - the food of champions right? :) I love papaya.

reena said...

richa, i was out of blogging radar this week and missed so many fabulous recipes here:(. this upma looks pretty and that bowl of papaya looks RED!!

trupti said...

upma na vaghar maa jeeru nakhay??? does it change the taste any?? I am going to try it next time etle puchhu chu. :)

trupti

Prema Sundar said...

Buttermilk upma is new to me Richa. U are coming with lovely new dishes ... learing a lot from ur blogs .. thanks for sharing.

Richa said...

thanks viji, glad you enjoyed it. do post ur version as well.


thanks trupti! hun upma ma jeero hamesha nakhu chu, saras flavor avey. try kariney maney kayjey. enjoy :)

thanks cynthia, it sure is a filling breakfast/brunch! and yes papaya is a fav in my home too :)

thanks reena! oh sweetie you missed a few posts, no worry you can catch up real quick! yup that papaya was RED and tasty, but not as much as the one we get back home. enjoy dear!


thanks prema, really appreciate your kind words and encouragement, inspire me to bring out many more tasty recipes :) And I've always enjoyed ur blog sso much.
thanks!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, had never heard of buttermilk in upma.... gr8 idea!! I make uppittu quite often. Will try it w/ buttermilk next time.. tx! :)

Neelu said...

My husband loves upma but i always put more water and it dosnt comeout well:( this time i will the measurements to the T and make it:) and putting butter milk adds the much needed zing to the upma,hahaha,fun it will be,let me try it right now,i have all the ingredients:)

Roopa said...

nice idea to add buttermilk, i never tried that before...

sunita said...

I love upma for breakfast any day...your is definitely different...

Sia said...

oh!!! i must try this one then... although i have heard abt adding buttermilk when making upma... my hubby is an upma-o-holic. so got to try this one for him.
i can see trupti and musical going ga-ga over this one;)

Kribha said...

Great looking upma. BTW, what gave that nice green color to upma? I've never used buttermilk in upma. will try this variation next time.

Sharmi said...

buttermilk upma is very new to me. will it not have sticky texture? looks great though.

Nupur said...

Upma is so tasty, but something that is not that easy to get right (mine tends to get pretty clumpy and heavy). Can't wait to try this version!

swapna said...

looks tasty richa.

Mandira said...

buttermilk in upma, that looks delicious. Will certainly try it soon...

Adhi Potoba said...

Richa,
I love your blog. So much good vegetarian food. I actually love the name of your blog. Is it from that lesson in Bal Bharati? Anyway, this is a great blog.

Meena Raj said...

Thanks for stopping by at my blog. Buttermilk Upma sounds very unique. I make upma often.. and this will be a nice change from my regular recipe. You have a wonderful site and what a nice name "As Dear as Salt"...

Jenni Malsingh said...

Looks lovely, and very healthy with the vegetables in it. In Kerala I always liked to eat upma with steamed banana. Well, I think actually they were more like plantains. Very nice, a sweet counterpart to spicy upma (I always put in lots of chillies!). Like others here, I often add yoghurt and water instead of buttermilk. You can see pictures of upma on my blog: http://mangosoup.blogspot.com/2009/08/semolina-upma.html