Monday, 5 March 2012

Uppittu/ Upma and Rava Idli instant Mix.

This week was a bit of work and lot of learning. Aunt L taught me lots which I will share here every week. We made lots of Instant mixes to help save time in the kitchen and great for single people who are finding it touch to cook elaborate meals .

First in the series comes the Uppittu or humble UPMA.. which can be used as Rava Idly mix too with a little variation. Uppitu is a quick yummy breakfast says my husband. I am not a great fan of uppittu /upma but agree that it is the quickest after cornflakes and milk. 

This instant mix is a real saver.It turns out exactly like the store bought instant mixes. Here is the recipe for you 


Bombay rava/ Upma rava  - 1/2 kg
Ghee -  3 tbsp
Mustard seeds -  1 tbsp
Cashew nuts  -  broken in half 2 tbsp
Urad dal  -  1tbsp
Chana dal -  1 tbsp
Green chillies   -  sliced ( sliced into 4 or 6 pieces)
Curry leaves -  two sprigs
Coriander  -  two tbsp
hing/asafoetida - a pinch
Salt to taste.

Method : 

Dry Roast the rava or medium coarse semolina till it gives a delicious aroma and turns brownish. Keep aside

In a deep bottom pan  pour the ghee... add mustard /rai seeds  and let it it splutter. Then add cashew nuts, let it turn golden brown then add the urad and chana daals. When these are crisp add green chilies , curry leaves and grander and let them dehydrate in the ghee. Add a pinch of asafoetida/ hing and salt to taste. 

Mix the roasted Rava to this seasoning and let it cool . Your Uppitu/Upma mix is ready to use. 
This can be stored in the refrigerator for 6 months or more and in the open/ room temperature for about 20 days. 

How to use:


In a  pan add two cups of water . when the water comes to a boil add one cup of the mixture. Let it cook for about five  minutes.Delicious Uppitu or Upma  is ready..

Rava Idli

In a vessel mix one measure of sour curds to one measure of the above mixture with a pinch of soda. let the rawa soak the sour curds.. If the batter gets too hard add a little more curds to it. Let it rest for about 20 minutes and steam in a Idli stand to get soft fluffy Rava Idli. Serve hot with coconut chutney. 

I will post pictures of the dishes soon .

Ciao for now.. hoping this post was useful. Do let me know. 


Sandhya said...

Too good, Shubha. It is such a relief to have such instant mixes in the kitchen. Kudos to Aunt L and you for making these.

Srikala said...

Good job Shubha - waiting for the others in the series too!
Will try this soon..thanks! :)

Kai ruchi said...

Very useful tips and a big thanks to your aunt. It surely saves a lot of time in the kitchen.

The Bhandari's said...

Hi Shubha... I tried this, thanks for easy and awesome recipe..Do give my thanks to Aunt L too...

Nandita Pai Shirali said...

Hello There Shubha, this is my first time here, bumped into ur page from FB. This is succh a useful post, hopign to make some of these and stock them up for later use :)

sangeeta said...

Awesome recipes. Loved these ready mixes. Would be really helpful for hostels and single living away form home.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!!!!! pls provide such instant mix for Avalakki uppittu, Shavige uppittu and if you have for anything else also..