Showing posts with label Upma. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Upma. Show all posts

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Black Eyed Beans & Capsicum Uppittu.

Uppittu/Upma is one of the breakfast dish prepared using Rava/Rave/Semolina. It is one of the easy dish that can be prepared within minutes and it is yummy to have it for breakfast/snack.

Many people love to have Uppittu with a cup of coffee /tea and it is one of the good combination. Uppittu is prepared in varieties. Use of vegetables, onions, pulses are used to prepare uppittu.
We from Udupi normally prepare simple coconut uppittu. It has no onion and it does contain more of coconut. Any functions or weddings Uppittu is one of the dish that served as breakfast.
I have used black eyed beans, capsicum and medium sized rava for Uppittu/Upma.
I have heard people saying, they feel heavy when they eat uppittu and It is because of rava, rave/semolina. It has the quality of slow digestion. It keeps you full for a long time. That is the reason people who diet or work out (Gym) eat food that is prepared in Semolina/Rava.

NO ONION OR NO GARLIC is used in Black Eyed Beans & Capsicum Uppittu ".

I have used fresh black eyed beans which is available in the market.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients : 

Fresh Black Eyed Beans  : 1 Cup.
Capsicum : 1 (Medium size)
Green chilly : 2
Ginger : An inch
Rava/Semolina  Medium sized : 2 Cups
Ghee : 2 Tablespoons
Coconut Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10
Salt : As required
Water : 4 1/2  Cup
Lemon : 1 ( 2 Teaspoons).
Grated fresh coconut : 1 Cup
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons.

Method :

1. Remove and wash black eyed beans from its cover and cook till it turns soft. (Pressure cooker 2 whistles).
2. Keep water for boiling. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Wash, green chilly, capsicum, coriander leaves and curry leaves. Cut them into small pieces.

4. Wash ginger and peel off its outer layer. Wash it again and grate it and keep it aside.
5. Keep a big pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds and urid dal. Let mustard seeds splutter.
6. Add cut green chilly and curry leaves. Add Rava /Semolina and fry till the raw smell goes off.

7. Add boiled water and mix it slowly. Add salt. Mix it well. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

8. Add cooked black eyed beans and mix it well. Add grated ginger. Mix it slowly. Let it be on low flame.

9. Keep a pan on the fire and put a tablespoon of oil. Fry cut capsicum nicely till it turns slightly soft.
10. Add this fried capsicum to Uppittu. Add lemon juice, mix  it well nicely and put off the gas.

11. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of ghee and grated coconut. Mix it again slowly and shift the ready Uppittu to a serving dish.

12.  Add cut coriander leaves and serve " Fresh black Eyed Beans & Capsicum Uppittu.

Note : 

Let the flame be very low while frying rava. Fry it nicely to get good texture of uppittu. Use of any cooking oil is optional. I used coconut oil. Use of more /less green chilly is optional. Use of ghee is optional. You can use little more oil instead of ghee. You can cook capsicum in little water and then add it instead of frying in oil. (Optional). Taste differ.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Capsicum - Rava Upma (Uppittu).

Capsicum Rava Uppittu (Upma) is a healthy snack and we can have them for breakfast, as snack or for dinner too. Adding Capsicum to Upma gives a good aroma and adds taste to Upma.

Lets see some benefits of Semolina and Capsicum which are main ingredients in Capsicum Upma.

As we all know Rava or Rave (in Kannada language) is from durum wheat and contain lots of minerals such as phosphorus, zinc and magnesium. Semolina is a good source of two vital vitamins, E and B group which are essential for good immunity from disease. Eating semolina makes you more active and it digested slowly, so that you do not feel hungry for a long time. For those who lead an active lifestyle, semolina is a quick and nourishing source of energy.

Capsicum  helps to keep the skin clear, prevents rashes and pimples. It contain vitamin A which is good for eyes and helps to prevent eye diseases.Capsicum is helpful in treating pain - related diseases. It burns calories. Eating capsicum speeds up the metabolism. It reduces weight gain and prevents indigestion. It also regulates blood pressure and lowers cholesterol. Capsicum extract is one of the best hair growth boosting product. It also prevents hair fall.

Here is a recipe of Capsicum Upma. I have used Medium sized Rava, capsicum, grated coconut.

Capsicum Upma is a tasty dish which every one will love to have it. Its one of the most favourite breakfast and snack dish for the South Indian. A bowl of Hot and Spicy Upma and a cup of Coffee or Tea goes very well together. We can also serve this dish in small kitty parties or get together. This capsicum - rava upma is prepared without onions and you can have them on special days and fasting time.

Ingredients :
Medium sized Rava (Semolina) : 2 Cups
Capsicum : 2 (Medium Sized )
Coconut : 1/2 Cup (fresh and grated)
Green chilly :  2 to 3
Ginger : 1 Table spoon (grated)
Oil : 2 Table spoons
Ghee : 2 Table spoons
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Jeera :1/2 Spoon
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 leaves .
Salt : to taste
Water : 3 1/2 to 4 cups


1. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves and capsicum. Grate coconut and ginger.
2. Boil water and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put oil and mustard seeds, urid dal. Let the mustard spurt.
4. Add cut green chully, jeera and curry leaves. Add capsicum and fry nicely till they turn soft (2 nutes).
5. Add rava and fry with capsicum till the raw smell disappear.
6. Add salt, ginger and required boiling water.
7. Mix it well and stir till they turn little thick. cover the lid and cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Now remove the lid and put fresh grated coconut and 2 table spoons of ghee and stir slowly and put off the gas.
9.Shift the Ready Capsicum Upma to a serving dish.

10. Serve Capsicum Upma with a cup of coffee or tea...or curd and coconut chutney.

 Note : 

You can use more vegetables if you wish. Adding more oil or ghee adds to the taste but not a healthy habit. You can lesson or add more chilly according to your wish.
Time :  20 minutes
Serves : 4.