Thursday, October 30, 2014

Samai rava upma

Little millet/ Samai rava upma is a healthy and tasty upma which we all loved with Onion kotsu sidedish. It tastes similar to arisi upma. Little millet has many nutritional value which promotes better health.

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For Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Channa dal
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 2 Red chillies
  • A small piece Asafoetida
  • Few Curry leaves

For Grinding:
  • 1 tbsp Toor dal
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Pepper corns

  • 1/4 cup Carrot (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Capsicum (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Cabbage (Finely Chopped)
  • 5-6 Beans (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (Finely chopped)

Method for Samai Rava:

1) Soak Samai for 2-3 hours.

2) Drain the water and spread on cotton cloth. Let it stay for half an hour.

3) Heat a kadai and dry roast Samai till it comes as seperate grains. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.

4) Grind in a mixer to rava consistency.

5) Seive it to remove the flour from Rava.

Store this rava in an Airtght container to make this upma.

Method for upma:

1) Grind the ingredients given  in "For Grinding" for 1 or 2 pulse.

2) Heat oil in a kadai and season the ingredients given in "For Seasoning".

3) Add veggies and fry till the veggies gets half cooked.

4) Add the ground mixture and salt to veggies. Mix well.

5) Mix 1 cup samai rava and then pour 3 cups of water. Close the kadai and let it cook in medium flame.

6) After the upma is cooked, switch off the flame and add ghee.

Tasty and healthy upma is ready.


1) The Samai flour which we get after sieving can be mixed with dosa batter.

2) You can also try same recipe with store bought samai rava.

3) Reduce the water measurement to 21/2 cups if you are cooking this upma using pressure cooker. 

4) Alternatively you can also cook this upma in electric rice cooker from step 5.

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