Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ragi Semiya Uppuma

 I learned this recipe from my MIL who always stocks up her  pantry with this semiya. Ever since I found out about the existence of such semiya(ragi), It occupies most of the space(not weight ) in my suitcase when I travel away from home. Yes, I buy loads of them and try to make it for breakfast atleast on the alternate weekends(mostly saturdays). It goes very well with tomato chutney or with any coconut based chutney. So if you see these packets in your nearby groceries, when you go shopping next time, get hold of them and try this recipe. You get a good feeling of having something healthy for your breakfast or dinner, I sure did.

 Ragi Semiya -  200gm packet.
1 medium onion
2 green chillies
1 medium tomato
4 pods of garlic
1 tsp of lemon juice(optional)

For tempering:
mustard - 1tsp
urad dhal 1 tsp
channa dhal - 1tsp
few curry leaves

Dip the semiya in a large bowl of water for 2 mins. Drain the water completly and place in an idli tray  and steam it for 10 mins.(exactly as we do for Idli's)
Remove to a plate and allow to cool.
Finly chop the onion, green chillies, garlic and tomato
In a wide skillet/pan add 2 tsp of oil and when its hot add the tempering ingredients.
When the mustard splutters add the chopped onion , green chillies and garlic and fry till its cooked well.
Now add the tomatoes and fry till its mushy. Add salt as per taste.
Now add the cooked ragi semiya/vermicelli and stir well till its evenly coated with the masala.
Reduce the flame to low and cook covered for 2 mins.
Add a tsp of lemon juice and mix well (Optional)
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

We can also make puttu by mixing Sugar, Fresh grated coconut , a pinch of cardomom pwd and a tsp of ghee to the steaming hot Ragi Semiya. Kids especially will love it .

Sending this uppuma to JFI - Ragi hosted by Maduram at Eggless Cooking

And last but not the least , Happy to mention that Cool Lassie of PanGravyKadaiCurry has passed on this Beautiful award to me with some demands.

The rules of the award goes like this:

  • Copy the award to your blog. 
  • Thank the person giving the award. 
  • Place a link to their blog.  
  • Name seven things people don't know about you.  
  • Nominate 7 bloggers.  
  • Place a link to those bloggers. 
  • Leave a comment to those bloggers letting them know about the award.
And coming to the 7 things about me, hmm..lets see how far can I get..

I am a big fan of  Elvis Presley songs and movies :)
I have read Pride and Prejudice more than 10 times ( will continue)
Iam scared to death of getting on a theme park ride. Never tried even a simple "merry -go-round"
Love to collect Fridge Magnets from places I travel.
Like to have some "ME TIME" once in a while.
Like to watch Horror /Thriller movies.
Love Surprises..

uffff...made the list..rather quickly than I expected.
and I like to pass this award  to these wonderful ladies below..

Vaishali Sharma
Balakrishna Saraswathy
S of ForkBootsAndPallette

Have a nice day.


ruchikacooks said...

Same pinch..I am making ragi mudde today :)

Will try your version of upma some time soon. Lovely space you have here. Congrats on the award and thank you so much for sharing it with me. It means a lot and I will update it soon.

Sharmilee! :) said...

What a coincidence yest they served the same but sweet version at office and was thinking of how to make it and you are here with it, healthy variation!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

That's a delicious ragi uppuma and thanks for sharing the award with me:)

Mona said...

I have never seen ragi semiya until now. Looks delicious!

Kitchen Flavours said...

That's an new recipe to me...semiya looks yummy and sounds healthy....Congrats on the award....

Sreelu said...

Thank you so much Sumi for the award.

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks dear...Upuma sounds healthy and yummy..

Sarah Naveen said...

Thats very creative..Really new to me...Looks so yummy..
Congrats on the award..Nice knowing abt u...

Happy Cook said...

Wow tha tis a healthy plate of semiya upma.

Parita said...

Raagi semiya upma looks delicious and so healthy! I didnt know we get semiya in ragi flour too :)

Supriya Nair said...

Hey sumi...a few more for you on my space...Congratulations...please come and collect them from my blog...

Priya said...

Ragi semiya upma looks fantabulous Sumi..such a healthy dish..

Asha said...

That is soooo innovative of you. Looks delicious and nutritious too. Good job.

kitchen queen said...

nice different and delicious and healthy upma.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That is delicious and congrats on your award.

Spice said...

that's something healthy, heard first time about ragi seviya

Cham said...

My mom does it too- but we don't get the ragi semiya here! Delicious :)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey, That is one eye-catching semiya. Love it. My MIL makes it atleast once a week. I wanted to buy "Anil" brand of Ragi semiya when I returned home but had to skip it to make space for something else(BTW, I came back from India on Tuesday Via Belgium.It was a rainy, foggy day@ Brussels.Don't know how far your home is from Brussels but was wondering what you would be doing at home. Lol). Hey, thanks for accepting and acknowledging the award. From what you say about yourself, I think you and I have a lot in common. Ciao!

ruchikacooks said...

He he he..What to do Sumi, though we eat idlis at least once a week, need some change nah? Its been a long time since I made kadubu idli too.

BDSN said...

Hi...I stumbled on your blog just about now. You have a nice creative space here!!

I have never even heard of ragi bet it's such a healthy item for breakfast.

What other dishes can you make from this?Can you use it like regular semiya in other sweet and savory versions.

Superchef said...

congrats on the award and thanks for sharing it with me :) I have had this ragi vermicelli upma in bangalore and used to love it!

sayantani said...

Hi this is my first visit to your blog and am loving everything about it. you really have a nice page here.
Ragi is new to me and just have started using it. this one is a new and interesting recipe. thanks for sharing.

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! I haver tasted this before but looks delicious:) I enjoyed your space here:)

Madhuram said...

I have not heard of ragi semiya. Where did you get it? That's a great tiffin recipe. Thanks Sumathy for sending it to the event.

jayasri said...

congrats on the the awards sumi, have to go india to buy these!!, looks delicious

MiniBinoy said...

this recipe is new to me.. want to try it out.

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