Thakkali Upma is an easy and healthy dish that you can make for breakfast or dinner and makes a wholesome meal anytime. This| Tomato Upma makes a change from your regular upma.
Though we frequently make either upma or Khichdi almost every other Saturday, I haven’t made this tomato upma for a while. The first time I heard somebody talk so highly of this was when I was visiting my SIL and met their friend. She was making the Mutton Biryani for us and during our visit, she was talking about her husband’s likes and mentioned that Tomato Upma was his favourite.
When I decided to do Make a dish in different appliances, I remembered that I haven’t blogged this Upma and cooked this on the stovetop. This is part of the BM#83 week 3 under Make a dish in different Appliances. Today’s version is made on the stovetop and hopefully, I will make the rest soon.
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Thakkali Upma | How to make Tomato Upma
1 cup Semolina / Rava/Sooji
2 tbsp Ghee
2 tsp Cooking Oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Urad Dal
1 tsp Chana dal
Handful Cashew Nuts
1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
1 cup Tomatoes finely chopped
3 to 4 nos Green Chilies
1/2 inch Ginger
Handful Curry Leaves
Handful Coriander Leaves
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
2.5 cups Water
Salt to Taste
Roasting The Rava
Heat a nonstick pan with 1 tbsp ghee, when the pan is hot, add the rava and roast till it slightly changes colour. Remove from pan and keep it aside.
Making the Upma
Heat the pan and add the oil, temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, cashews. Saute well.
Next add chopped ginger, chopped green chillies, curry leaves and finely chopped onions.Saute until the onions are nicely cooked.
Now add the finely chopped tomatoes. add salt and turmeric powder. Cook on high for the tomatoes to mash quickly.
Add the water and bring to a boil. Simmer and slowly add the roasted rava and mix well.
Cover with lid and cook for 5 mins. Remove the lid and add the remaining ghee and continue cooking for another 5 mins with the lid closed.
Remove the lid, add chopped coriander leaves and fluff well.
Serve hot with coconut chutney.