Monday, January 19, 2009

Atukula Upma (Poha/Parched rice)

Ingredients:3 cups atukulu
1½ cup water
1 Red chille broken to halves
3-4 fresh green chillies chopped
10-12 of curry leaves
3-tblspns of oil
½ tsp turmeric
1 tblspn of split gram (chana dal)

1 tblspn of split black gram (urad dal)
1 tspn of cumin seeds
1 tspn of mustard seeds
½ cup of peanuts (optional)
4 tblspns of fresh lemon juice or 2 tblspoons juice concentrate

Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin, mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal. When mustard seeds start to splutter add red chillie and peanuts. When the nuts start to turn golden brown add green chilles.
Add Atukulu mix and add water.
Allow to cook for 8-10 min. on low flame while mixing occasionally.
Serve hot

Serves : 4

Variations and tips:
Serve hot with tomato chutney or pickle.

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