One-Pot Wonders

Creamy spicy Upma (semolina porridge)

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August  8, 2019
Photo by prashansa
Author Notes

Indian version of a less watery more creamy semolina porridge, full of crispy vegetables and tons of spices. —prashansa

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • 2 cups semolina
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 handful sweet corn
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green Chillies diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • Salt
  • 1 handful cilantro leaves
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Start with dicing all the vegetables and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Add corn to the bowl.
  3. In a pan, start with cooking oil on a medium high flame.
  4. As soon as the oil heats up add the Mustard seeds and the Cumin seeds and wait for them to crackle.
  5. Once they start crackling, add the green chillies and the ginger paste. Now add the vegetables and the semolina and sauté till the mixture gets fragrant and the semolina gets slightly darker in color.
  6. While continuously mixing, add milk till all of the semolina is soaked and the mixture is uniformly liquid.
  7. Add the water mixing continuously.
  8. Cook till the mixture starts getting thicker and add salt to taste.
  9. You can adjust to the consistency you like by adding more water or cooking for a bit longer. Ideally it should look a little bit thicker than porridge.
  10. Garnish with cilantro and serve warm!

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