Upma is a traditional and easy breakfast recipe that has increasingly gained popularity during the lockdown. Why? If you may ask…quick-to-make by simmering roasted rava in tempered and spiced boiling water, adding vegetables or customizing the same recipe to suit different age groups makes it the go-to option for most of us. Besides, a breakfast recipe made in under 10 minutes is all that’s needed to make time for other pressing things.
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The one upma recipe that’s doing the rounds these days is the finger millet (aka ragi) version. And if that’s not all, we’re amping up the health quotient of this recipe by making not just the regular ragi upma! It’s Ragi Sevai Upma. Simple texture, wholesome and nutritious. Read on to know how to make it.
This upma is cooked along with mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chilies, asafoetida, onions, ginger, peas, carrot, beans, salt, lemon juice, and fresh coriander. In order to make this sevai upma more “nourishing”, you could even add other vegetables of your choice without a doubt. This easy breakfast recipe combines the goodness of millets and soul-soothing flavors all in just one bite! Serve this with coconut chutney or a hot cup of coffee or tea.
Ragi sevai upma over regular vermicelli:
Why finger millet and not the regular vermicelli may be the question you want to ask? Since we are sitting back at home and eating healthy and nutritious food is the need of the hour (always has been) I have taken care that my family is of any kind of processed food and since the regular sevai is made from wheat flour or maid, I just took it off our diet.
Easy breakfast recipe:
Ingredient for Idiyappam:
1. 2 cups of Slurrp Farm Sprouted Ragi Powder
2. ½ cup of rice flour
3. 2 tbsp of oil
4. Salt (optional)
5. 4 cups of water
Ingredient for sevai upma:
1. 1 tsp of mustard seeds
2. 1 small of onion chopped
3. 1/4th cup of fresh coconut
4. 1 tsp of urad da
5. 4-5 of curry leaves
Method for making the Idiyappam:
1. Dry roast the ragi flour for 4-5 mins until aromatic.
2. Add pre-roasted rice flour to the ragi flour and mix well.
3. Add the water (hot), oil, and salt and mix.
4. Your idiyappam dough is ready. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
5. Now add a small dough ball to the idiyappam maker (get yours from Amazon) and push the handle down to make your idiyappam.
6. Boil water in an idli steamer and steam the idiyappam for 5-6 mins.
7. Your idiyappam is ready. You can serve it with chutney or sambhar.
Method for making the sevai upma:
1. Add oil to a pan and fry the mustard seed and urad dal.
2. Add the curry leaves, onion, and coconut and saute till the onion turns brown.
3. To this mix, add the boiled idiyappams and stir.
4. Cook for 5-6 mins. You can add some green chili for spice for other veggies too.
Filling, delicious, and very satiating, prepare Ragi sevai upma whenever hunger pangs strike your family and you are sure to love this healthy delight.