Upma or Uppam or Uppuma is a popular Indian breakfast dish made with Rava called the cream of wheat or semolina. It is one of the most commonly made recipes in every South Indian home. It is also known as Uppitu (Kannada), Tikhat Sanja (Marathi), Suji ka namkeen halwa (Hindi) in various states of India.
Vegetable Upma added with a medley of carrots, capsicum, potatoes, peas, French beans and onions make this dish truly appetizing. It is a healthy breakfast or a filling snack. It is a very popular dish cooked during weddings, rituals or big gatherings.
Easy to cook and fast to prepare! It makes a one dish nourishing and wholesome meal with many vegetables added to it. When a vegetable uppam or upma is being prepared at home, the aroma from the vegetables and the toasting of rava (semolina) infuses in the air and makes one’s appetite for breakfast, lunch or dinner even stronger.
It’s a no fuss dish and needs a very few ingredients and is sure a crowd pleaser. Vegetable upma is a favourite hot dish especially during fasting days. Many break their fast by eating this specially cooked vegetable upma. An excellent dish with a combination of light fragrant spices and texture; simply cooked adding chopped onions and basic spices to more healthy and more tasty version with adding a variety of vegetables and nuts to combine many texture, each one having a sensory pleasure in itself.
You can also add cashew nuts to give that extra punch, crunchiness and flavour to the dish. The general name of the dish in most languages is formed from two words: salt and flour. E.g., In Tamil, the two words uppu + maa (vu) form upmaa(vu).
There are many ways Upma is prepared; indeed, every upma cook usually will incorporate variations in flavor when making Upma. This variation is obtained by varying or emphasizing particular spices. Upma can also be made with broken wheat known as Lapsi Upma or Bread Upma or Vermicelli Upma or Pearl Sago Upma or Rice Upma or Poha Upma.
An excellent variation called masala upma (known as 'Kharabath' in Karnataka), sambar masala or garam masala is added along with red chilli powder, instead of green chillies. Some of the easy and popular Upma recipes are:
Basic Upma Upma, originally from South India, is a hot favourite breakfast food! Made with semolina and slightly spiced to make a tasty dish that can be eaten for breakfast, brunch or as a snack.
Sabudana Upma Sabudana khichadi is an Indian dish made from soaked Sabudana. It is usually prepared in western parts of India especially in Gujarat & Maharashtra. Sabudana made from tapioca root is a widely used fasting food among many Indian homes. It is extremely low in fat and full of starch.
Poha Upma Upma made with pressed rice. Poha upma is one of the most simple and delicious breakfast made of flattened rice. Poha is also known as pohe or atukula is mildly spiced and tempered with curry leaves, groundnuts etc.
Bread Upma This is a very tasty Indian snack that can be made in a jiffy with bread as the key ingredient.
Vegetable Semiya Upma Vegetable Semiya Upma is a very south Indians house hold speciality brakefast dish and this recipie will be a easy guied for making it.
Rice Flour Upma This is another variation of making a delicious upma.
Rice Flour Dry Upma Uppudu Pindi Generally upma is made with upma rava or Bombay rava but sometimes for difference in taste, you could also make with rice flour which tastes extremely good. This is a dry version of cooking rice flour upma in telugu its called uppudu pindi.
Sabudana Sago Khichdi Sabudana Khichdi is an excellent Maharashtrian breakfast dish made with sago pearls, spiced with green chillies and seasoned with roasted peanuts and fresh coconut.
Tomato Bath There are probably many recipes for tomato rice. This is a south Indian recipe for tomato rice (bhath) that really like everyone. Serve with papadams and yoghurt.
Breakfast Egg Potato Bread Upma Upma is very common breakfast in south India but it’s an innovation of making upma with bread its taste really good an many kids they won’t eat bread directly so it is good alternative for them.
Poha Pulihora Puli Aval This is a south Indian breakfast recipe. Poha or Atukulu or Rice flakes is used widely in Indian homes. Generally we make upma or chudwa with poha. We can also prepare pulihora with poha / atukulu. Its so easy and quick to make.
Do try these amazing and yummy Upma recipes and enjoy it making in new variations giving creative dimensions in making it healthier and nutritious.
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