Arisi upma or Rice upma is a common breakfast recipe in our house. My Grandma make this recipe in bronze vessel. But, nowdays we are using heavy pan or pressure cooker to cook. But, taste differs.
First, prepare rice rava. We can store this rice rava for months. If you have rice rava ready, then it takes few minutes to cook this recipe. Today, I prepared this for dinner and it came out well.
http://dinoprojektet.se/?kapitanse=jobba-hemifr%C3%A5n-finska&b80=ea Arisi upma recipe
Prep Time : 15 mins Cook Time : 20 mins Serves : 2-3
Rice rava – 1 cup
Toor dal – 2 tblsp
Jeera – 1 1/2 tblsp
Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
Salt – as needed
Water – 3 cup
Ghee – 1 tsp
Oil – 4 tblsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Red chilli – 4
Methi seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – 2 pinch
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Rice rava preparation
Soak and wash rice. Drain water completely and spread it over a cotton cloth for 20 minutes.
Grind it for few seconds to make it like rava. Don’t powder it finely. Just grind it coarsely. Sieve to remove large grains and separate the rice flour.
Coarsely grind Toor dal and Jeera together and keep it aside.
Heat oil in heavy bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urad dal, red chilli, methi seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. And water, salt and mix well. Bring it to boil.
Add Rice rava, Grated coconut, grinded Toor dal and Jeera mixture. Cook it for 10-15 mins.
Once done, add ghee and serve hot.
This method of preparing rice rava gives even grains and upma turns soft.
If you don’t have time, you can prepare rice rava without soaking and washing. Just dry grind rice coarsely. Sieve to remove large grains and separate the flour.