Oct 17, 2013

Kanchipuram Upma

Upma is one of my favorite breakfast, this is little different then normal upma. For this week BM my theme is My favorite celebrity chef s recipes. This recipe I have noted from chef Damodaran's cookery show In jaya Tv. I have tried many Tamilnadu recipes from his shows. Chef Damodaram is well known as chef Damu, who is a most popular chef in Tamilnadu. Chef Damu is the holder of Guinness record for longest cooking marathon. Personally I like how he explain the recipe in his shows.

                                                               This upma recipe is one of them, the difference between normal upma and Kanchipuram upma. We don't add black pepper, turmeric powder and grated coconut in normal upma. That is the special in this Kanchipuram upma and no need of any side dish for this.

Rava (semolina) ---  1cup
Shallots  ---  10 finely chopped (one big onion chopped)
Green chillies ----  3 chopped
Ginger  ---- 1 inch piece chopped
Grated fresh coconut   ---  2 tab sp
Turmeric powder  ---  1/4 tea sp
Cashew nuts  ---  10
Oil   -----   1 tab sp
Ghee  ---   2 tea sp
Salt to taste
Black pepper  ----  1 tea sp
Mustard seeds ---  1/2 tea sp
Cumin seeds  ----  1/2 tea sp
Chana dal   ---  1 tea sp
1.Heat oil in a pan add mustard,cumin,chanadal, black pepper,cashews fry till golden brown colour.
2. Now add grated coconut and fry till golden. 
3.Then add chopped onion, chopped ginger ,green chillis, curry leaves fry till onions become transparent.
4. Add 2 cups of water, turmeric powder, salt to taste and bring to a full boil.
5.Now add semolina slowly, keep stirring while adding rava, reduce the heat to low, mix well cover and cook for ten minutes.
6. Stir in between add ghee cover and cook for 3 more minutes in low heat.
Switch off the heat garnish with grated fresh coconut serve hot.
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Unknown said...

first time an hearing kanchipuram upma i know idli but upma this is the first time :) looks so delicious and yummy dear :)

Priya Suresh said...

Upma with black pepper,thats some interesting, will definitely give a try.

Harini R said...

wow! pepper and coconut in upma is very interesting!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

So simple yet tasty looking upma. Just loved the picture. Would surely try this one out at this weekend's breakfast.

Srivalli said...

Never heard of this upma Padma..good one..

Unknown said...

Simple and homey... Nicely done

nandoos kitchen said...

Will definitely give it a try. Have heard about Kanchipuram idly but this is new to me. Very interesting

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i love upma and loved your bowl out there

Chef Mireille said...

what a nutritious way to start the day!

Anonymous said...

Had heard only about Kanchipuram idlis.. will surely try this one out :)

Pavani said...

What a yummy variation to regular upma. Will try this version next.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Love this variation of the upma!

veena said...

This upma looks nice!!