Rava is healthy. It is made from durum wheat, so it has good amount of fiber. That’s why it is digested slowly and keeps your stomach full and prevents you from overeating.
It is great for your bone health and nervous system too. It increases bone density and keeps them healthy and strong. It contains phosphorus, zinc and magnesium which is necessary for the maintenance of a good nervous system.
- 1 Cup Sooji (Rava)
- 1 small onion (finely chopped)
- 1 green chili (finely chopped)
- 1 tsp black mustard seed
- 1 tsp black gram (Optional)
- 1 tsp Bengal gram (Optional) As kids dont like the taste
- Few curry leaves
- 1 tsp oil or less
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp coriander leaves (finely chopped) Optional
The texture of your upma depends on the amount of water you add. 1:1 ratio of water and sooji will give you a upma which is grainy. 2:1 ratio will give you a bit loose upma. 3:1 ratio will give you a upma which is like a paste. As per your taste, you can vary the level of water.
Heat a pan and dry roast the sooji on a low flame till a nice aroma comes out. Take out on a plate. Make sure the sooji does not get too brown.
Now heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, add curry leaves and mustard seed. When the mustard seeds starts to crack add chana dal and urad dal and green chili. Fry it for few minutes.
Add onions and fry till it is translucent. Add ginger and saute for 2 min then add salt and ½ cup of water to it and let the water boil. Then add sooji gradually.
Keep stirring it continuously so that no lumps are formed.
Cover it for few seconds and let it cook till it starts to get pulpy. Turn off the heat and at last add lemon juice and mix it well.
Garnish hot upma with coriander leaves.
- You can keep the suji roasted in advance in an airtight container to save time in the morning.
- You can even add some chopped vegetables like carrot, beans and cauliflower.
- Try to use Non stick pan so that you can use less oil as well it will not get sticky.