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About this recipe: Upama is a South India dish that is very popular in Maharashtra. It is served as a breakfast food item. It has a soft creamy texture, and tastes slightly salty and spicy.

Prajakta_Karanjkar Maharashtra, India

Serves: 4 

  • 2 tablespoons soybean oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon toasted peanuts
  • 2 cups semolina (sujee)
  • 1 cup hot boiling water
  • salt as needed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Heat soybean oil in a pan. Sprinkle cumin seeds and green chillies on to the oil and fry for a bit.
  2. Add the chopped onions and tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes.
  3. When the onions turn a bit pinkish, add the peanuts and semolina. Stir and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in hot boiling water, and sprinkle salt and cook on low flame 5-8 minutes until the water dries up to form a thick mixture.
  5. Garnish the upama with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

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