9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Arisi Upuma

Friday, August 10, 2012

Arisi Upuma

Arusi (rice, in English) upuma is a very simple, yet very tasty tamil tiffin which tastes best when served hot. Best accompaniments are puli kuzhambu, tomato urugai, mango pickle, sugar, vathal kuzhambu etc. I actually eat it as is. I love this upuma when my mom makes it. It is one of those recipes which I always ask her to do it for me. Yummm… I never get bored or tired of this yummy one... How many ever times I do it, I still do not get that perfect taste that she has... You can also add grated coconut in this and it will enhance the flavor even more. Arusi Upuma - IMG_2717

Arisi / Rice – 1 cup
Tuvaram Parupu /  Toor Dal – ¾ table spoon
Kadalai Parupu / Channa Dal – ¾ table spoon
Black Pepper – 1 tea spoon
Mustard Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Cumin Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Red chili – 2
Green Chili – 2
Cashew – 1 table spoon
Asafetida – 1/8 tea spoon
Salt – 1 tea spoon
Water – 3 cups
Oil – 1/4 cup (coconut oil would be the best)
Curry Leaves – 6
Coriander Leaves – 1 table spoon

Grind the rice and the lentils separately to 1/4th its size and set aside
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and once it crackles, add the cumin seeds
Once they crackle, add cashew, asafetida, curry leaves, red chili and green chili
After 15 seconds, add water and salt
Once water comes to a boil, add the grinded rice and parupu mixture.
Now mix evenly and reduce the flame to low medium and allow it to cook for around 15 minutes or until well done (cover with a lid) and stir in between to make sure that the upuma does not burn at the bottom
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot!!

Arusi Upuma - IMG_2700
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  1. indeed looks simple and tasty...delicious

  2. oh this is a nice version of upma Sowmya..I make the usual with sooji...will surely try this version..shud be flavorful..like it!!

  3. Simply love this super delicious upma,my favourite.

  4. Good one!..I am sure the rice rava tastes great as upma as well..

  5. Simple and easy to make delicious recipe..

  6. Yum! Arisi upma looks great and is always a nice simple mum meal :)

  7. Love this upma. Been a while since I made this since my kids do not like it as much as us :)

    Event: Rice

  8. Wow this is new to me. Love the thought of pickle with it. Thanks for linking it to my event.
    I am hosting WTML All through August’12. Do send me your entries

  9. Simple, yet so delicious and healthy dish.. Looks awesome.


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