Thursday, October 6, 2016

Val upma/Avarekaalu upiittu

Upittu or Upma is a well known breakfast in india. It is prepared in almost all houses as it is simple, quick to prepare yet tasty and time saving dish. Upittu or Upma is prepared with rava as the main ingredient along with which we add onion, tomato, green chilli and  vegetables or lentils. In this recipe I have included Avarekaalu [val beans]. In south india we prepare this Avarekaalu uppittu and it makes the upma very tasty and yummy. The detail of the recipe is given here. Do prepare and let me know how it tasted.

Preparation time: 10 -15 min

Upma Rava -1cup
Water -3 cups
Skin peeled Avarekaalu/Val beans -1 cup [soak the fresh avarekaalu  in water for few hours and remove the skin]
Chopped onion -1
Chopped tomatoes-1/2
Chopped green chilli-3
Chopped coriander leaves-2tspoon
Curry leaves
Garlic 5 cloves crushed
Ginger1/4inch crushed
Chana dal-1tspoon
Mustard -1/2tspoon
Oil 1/2table spoon
Ghee - 1 or 2tspoon
Salt for taste

Pappu pudi:
Roasted Gram - 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder- 1tspoon.


  1. Dry roast the upma rava in a dry pan for few minutes and transfer to a bowl.
  2. In the same pan, add oil, when oil is hot - add mustard, chana dal and stir well , after 30 secs add curry leaves, green chilli, Onion, Avarekaalu and tomatoes.stir well.
  3. Add crushed garlic and ginger , required amount of salt and mix well. Now add the 2.5cups of water and bring to boil.
  4. Just take spoon of of this and taste for salt. If it is less add salt and if spiciness is less add red chilli powder.
  5. Add rava to the boiling water with other stuffs in the boil. Mix well and close the lid.
  6. In a slow flame, Cook for 2 min and switch of the flame. Leave it for few minutes so that upma sets properly. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  7. Pappu pudi: Grind all the ingredients mentioned under pappu pudi in a mixer grinder.
  8. Serve hot upma with ghee and pappu pudi.