This is the most famous and easy Traditional Indian breakfast. Prepared using semolina and with or without vegetables.

Ingredients:
Semolina - 1 cups
Water - 3 cups
Finely chopped veggies - carrot and Beans - 1 cup
Chopped Onions - 1 cup
Green chilies or red chillies - 3
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Cumin -1 tbsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Cashews handful -optional

preparation:
Heat Oil and add the mustard seeds, cumin and chillies.
Add the onions and fry till it turns light brown
Mix the chopped veggies and fry till half cooked, add the turmeric and mix well.
Add the Semolina and fry in medium heat for 5 mins or till you can feel the aroma of it.
Gently add the 3 cups of hot water and stir continuously for 4-5 mins to avoid forming lumps and add salt.
Garnish with fried cashews and cilantro.
Served with Pickle or yogurt or Peanut chutney or just with Sugar!

Comments (24)

On June 3, 2009 at 6:32 AM , Anita said...

You know, I've never even thought about breakfasts from different cultures and countries.. I only think about dinner... Now I realise I've been missing out on a whole other group of foods! :)

 
On June 3, 2009 at 3:16 PM , ARUNA said...

OMG upma is looking so beautiful Ann, if beautiful is appropriate word to use.....its looking so fresh and soft!

 
On June 3, 2009 at 3:35 PM , Chef Jeena said...

I love your upma Ann I will have to try it sometime for sure, I always love your recipes because your use a lot of ingredients that I have so I can always imagine eating your food. :-D

 
On June 3, 2009 at 4:21 PM , Vrinda said...

Yummy Upma Ann..I am not getting ur post updates in my dashboard..don't know y..?

 
On June 3, 2009 at 5:08 PM , 5 Star Foodie said...

This sounds scrumptious! A delightful savory breakfast dish!

 
On June 3, 2009 at 11:50 PM , Padma said...

Upma is looking too good Ann. Love to have for breakfast :)

 
On June 4, 2009 at 12:00 AM , Padma said...

Ann - wanted to mention one more thing that I am unable to read ur posts in my dashboard as well as in the blog roll list though I have it updated many times... check out whether it is the problem only with me or check Pooja's site to know more about it http://myexperiencewithcooking.blogspot.com/2009/05/be-aware-of-this-technical-issue.html

 
On June 4, 2009 at 3:00 AM , Parita said...

Upma really looks delicious..m hungry now!!!

 
On June 4, 2009 at 6:53 AM , NoMeatAthlete said...

Very interesting! Breakfast has always been my most boring meal of the day. Since I don't like eggs, it's either cereal, a bagel, or a smoothie. I'm going to make this when everyone else is eating omelets!

 
On June 4, 2009 at 10:11 AM , Padma said...

Ann - started to get the updates from today :D

 
On June 4, 2009 at 10:44 AM , kittymatti said...

yes Ann, started getting updates...your upma looks amazing! reminds me of my granny's upma

 
On June 4, 2009 at 11:54 AM , Pooja said...

Lovely upma Ann..looks so moist and spongy. I'm able to see your updates now Ann! Was wondering how many of your posts appereared all at once in my Reader when I saw your comment on my blog. Looks like you do need to keep a close watch on your feeds. And you may ask for doubts any time reg this issue! I had a hard time with the issue :)

 
On June 4, 2009 at 12:06 PM , Ann said...

Thanks Pooja for your Support!
Thanks all for your kind comments :)

 
On June 4, 2009 at 2:37 PM , Aravinds mom said...

Mmmmm.. Yummy Break fast...
Looks beautiful...

 
On June 4, 2009 at 4:37 PM , Pam said...

This looks like a tasty breakfast to me!

 
On June 4, 2009 at 7:29 PM , gastroanthropologist said...

I'm intrigued by the peanut chutney you suggested to go with this...

 
On June 4, 2009 at 7:38 PM , Pocky said...

This looks like a nice and hearty breakfast. Sure beats a bowl of cold cereal in the mornings. I've never had fried cashews before. Very Cool, Ann!!!

 
On June 5, 2009 at 1:35 AM , Pinky said...

Upma looks yummy...and you have a nice blog too...good collection of recipes...Nice one

 
On June 5, 2009 at 5:23 AM , Prathibha said...

That upma looks quite good Ann...Even i have this in my drafts which i will post soon...and even i hv taken a similar photo like this..you will get to see whne i post it..Thanks for ur lovely words dear.keep visiting..Happy Blogging

 
On June 5, 2009 at 10:35 AM , Muneeba said...

Gave you a lovely award, and it's waiting for you on my blog. Go grab it! :)

 
On June 5, 2009 at 2:21 PM , Priyameena said...

Upma looks creamy! Beautiful click Ann..

 
On June 7, 2009 at 11:56 PM , Rabbittrick said...

I've never tried semolina... looks like a glutinous sort of grain.

 
On June 9, 2009 at 11:49 AM , Aravind's mom said...

Its Yummy...I never use termeric for upma.Looks great...

 
On June 10, 2009 at 2:38 PM , My Experiments with Food said...

Hi Ann, the upma looks so delicious. For some reason, I have never been able to get the proportion of water right - my upma is either too dry or too watery.
Your recipe helps.