20 mins

    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.


    Maharashtra, India
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    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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