Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Upma .......South Indian semolina dish


Upma is a savoury dish used for breakfast. When I'm tired of pasta and rice, this is a delicious and easy dish to make


160 g semolina

480 g boiling water

40 grams of ghee or olive oil

1 small onion chopped

2 dried Kashmiri in half

2 garlic cloves chopped

1 piece of ginger (2 cm) chopped

10 fresh curry leaves

½ tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp black mustard seeds

1/2 tsp ground turmeric

75 grams of  tomatoes in pieces

60 g frozen green peas

1 tsp salt

some unsalted cashew nuts for decoration

some cilantro chopped for decoration

lemon juice

Place ghee or olive oil in a pot, and warm it up. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they are popping, add onion, kasmiri chillies in pieces, ginger and garlic. Then, add  curry leaves, turmeric and salt.

Add chopped tomatoes, peas and salt and cook 5 minutes. Add the water and boil it. Turn the heat to low flame. Add semolina slowly (like you do with polenta), to avoid any lumps. Cook it at low-medium heat until semolina is done (about 3-4 minutes). Be careful it is very hot!. Serve it on a dish, and add some lemon drops, and cashews and cilantro for garnishing. ENJOY!


  1. I have never had anything like this...what an exotic and a delicious breakfast!

  2. I really want to try this recipe, I mean I love spices, semolina and cashews :)

  3. Absolutely yummy!Í really want to taste it!many kisses