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Semolina Uppittu / Bombay Rava Uppittu / Upma

Another addition was this upma with the sweet pongal for nagara panchami. An extremely simple breakfast preparation which many of them hate, but not me. ;) Uppittu if made with lot of interest and love always tastes wonderful. :) And this logic applies to any kind of food one makes.

Made with bombay rava / bombay suji / semolina uppittu tastes the best!

Without taking much of your time I'll delve into its preparation.

Ingredients (3-4 servings)

1 cup semolina / bombay suji / bombay rava
1 ripened tomato (Chopped)
1/2 cup of grated carrot
1/2 cup of chopped beans
2 green chillies (chopped)
1 1/2 tsp sugar
2 1/2 cups of water (for the semolina)
3/4 cup of water (for boiling the vegetables)
Salt to taste


5-6 curry leaves
2 tbsp ghee/oil
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp of cumin seeds
1 tbsp of green gram dal


Boil the tomatoes, carrot and beans in 3/4 cup of water.

In a wok, add the oil and wait for it to heat under medium flame.

Once its heated, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and wait for it to pop. Then add the curry leaves, gram dal and then add the chopped green chillies.

Add the semolina and salt together to the wok / vessel and mix well.

Add the boiled vegetables, sugar and water (2 1/2 cups) and mix it. Do not mix it too much. Just a mild stir is sufficient.

The mixture will look as follows after 3-4 minutes. The semolina will be cooked.

And the uppittu is ready :) :)

Happy cooking :):):)

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Sweet Pongal

Its been quite a very very long time since I have posted. My last post was during Nagara Panchami. No specific reasons for not posting though ;) I almost broke the flow of blogging. :D :D Before I fully lose in touch, thought of posting something today ;) Truly, it feels really good to be back here.

Sweet pongal is an easy recipe mainly prepared by the Tamilians during festivals, especialy during their pongal festival. Mother decided to make this for Nagara Panchami which was way back in August. :) Nearly two and a half months have passed by. :) And I'm happy that my come back post is a sweet dish. :P

Coming to the preparation.


3/4 cup of Green Gram Dal
1/2 cup if White Rice grains
2 1/2 cups of water
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of Cashew nuts and Dried grapes.
1 tsp of cardomoms (powdered)
2 tbsp of oil/ghee


Wash the rice grains and green gram dal thoroughly.

In a vessel add the washed grains with water and boil it in a pressure cooker. After its boiled it'll look as follows.

Roast the cashewnuts and grapes in Ghee/Oil

Use the remaining oil for making the pongal.

Add the boiled grains into the vessel containing oil.

Mix it well for about 1 minute.

Then add the sugar. And mix well.

The sugar melts and it'll look as follows.

Add cardomom powder and the roasted cashew nuts and grapes. Mix well and the sweet pongal is ready :) yay :)

Happy Cooking to all :) :) :)

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