Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Sweet Upma or "Go'd Rulav" in Konkani

Sweet Upma or "Go'd Rulav" is a quick to make evening snack or breakfast dish.
This dish does not contain onion or garlic like the traditional South Indian Semolina Upma/Khara Bath, hence made for breakfast during festivals.
Also, no ground spices are added to it, so the only spice that comes thru is that of the green and red chilly. There is some amount of sweetness that comes from the sugar and coconut, hence kids love it. I learnt this from my Mom and love eating it as an evening snack during winter.

Serves 4
Rava/Semolina - Medium size - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilly - 1/2
Urad dal/split black lentils - 1/2 tsp
Chana dal/Bengal gram - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - 4
Green chilly - chopped - 1
Ginger - sliced - 1/2 inch piece
Salt - 2 tsp
Water - 2 cups
Ghee - 1-2 tbsp

Sugar - 1 tbsp
Grated coconut fresh/desiccated - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - chopped - 1 tbsp ( Optional)

Take a heavy bottomed regular pan or non-stick pan.
If you are making this first time, its easier in non-stick pan.
Keep the pan on low heat, add ghee, when lightly hot, add the mustard, urad dal, chana dal, dry red chilly, curry leaves and allow to crackle. Now add ginger and green chilly and fry for 1 minute.

Now add salt and sugar and mix well.
Meanwhile on the other stove, allow 2 cups of water to boil in a saucepan.
Now pour the boiling water in the pan, cover and cook till the rava is cooked and all the water has evaporated.
The boiling water is added so that the semolina cooks quickly and does not get sticky in case it is not fried well.
If using non-stick pan, you could cover it for just 1-2 minutes and then open the vessel and cook till all the water has evaporated out of the Semolina. 
Now add the grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
Serve hot.

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