Food & Drink Magazine

Arisi Upma

By Pavani @napavani
Blogging Marathon# 49: Week 2/ Day 1 Theme: Cooking for 1 Dish: Arisi Upma I will be 'Cooking for 1' this week. Ever since I started cooking, just cooking for myself has rarely happened. Back in the grad school days, my roomies and I used to cook for the whole gang. After getting married, never got to cook for just 1. But with my husband traveling a lot lately and both the kids in the school, there are days when I have to cook for myself.
Arisi Upma I try to keep the dishes I make for myself very simple with few ingredients (usually the odds and ends in the fridge) and few dishes to clean. So for the first day, I made this simple and comforting rice upma from Sandhya's blog. The good thing about this dish is it can easily be made for 1 or for 10. A quick and easy dish that takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and needs about 15 minutes of hands on time.
Arisi Upma My mom makes similar upma but she uses moong dal instead of toor dal. I followed Sandhya's recipe to the T and loved how delicious it turned out. She added peppercorns to the rice & lentil mixture and that gave the dish a nice spicy kick in the background. It tastes great when served hot with some chutney or pickle.
Recipe from Sandhya's blog: IngredientsServes 1 Rice - ¼cup (I use Sona masoori rice)
Toor dal - 2cup Peppercorns - 4~5
Salt - to taste
For the tempering:
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Chana dal - 2tsp
Urad dal - 1tsp
Dry Red Chili - 1
Asafoetida/ Hing - ¼tsp
Green Chilies - 1~2
Curry leaves - 8~10
Method:
  • First make Rice Rava: Combine rice, toor dal and peppercorns in a wide bowl, sprinkle couple of tablespoons of water over the rice. Rice should be wet but not soaking wet. Mix well with fingers and set aside for 10~15 minutes. After 15 minutes, most of the water will be absorbed by rice and the mixture will feel damp. Don't let the rice get too dry. Grind into a coarse powder. If you prefer a finer upma, then grind longer to form a finer powder.
  • Make Upma: heat 2tsp oil in a medium sauce pan, add the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter, pour in about 1 cup of water and bring to a boil (adjust the quantity of rice depending on the rice you are using, some rice may need more water to cook).
  • Add salt to the boiling water, mix well and slowly stir in the rice-dal mixture.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil again, now lower the heat to simmer -- cover with a lid. Pour some water on the lid -- this ensures that the upma stays moist.
  • Cook for 15~18 minutes, stirring in couple of times in the middle, or until the rice is cooked through.
  • Serve hot with a chutney or pickle.
Arisi Upma Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 49Signature

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Vegetarian Meatballs with Fried Napa Cabbage

    How to make meatless 'meatballs' that actually taste fantastic and satisfy both vegetarians and meat lovers? We'll let you in on a secret... or actually two:... Read more

    10 hours, 9 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • What I Wore: Cropped Wide-Leg Jeans

    What Wore: Cropped Wide-Leg Jeans

    Just call me a hypocrite, or maybe a convert. Just a few short months ago I told a reader to get rid of a pair of high-waisted cropped wide-leg jeans and now... Read more

    10 hours, 18 minutes ago by   Wardrobeoxygen
    FASHION, SELF EXPRESSION, SHOPPING
  • Supporting Someone with Dementia

    Dementia can be a sad, stressful disease for the victim, but also for their family, friends, and carers. A diagnosis of dementia is not the end of the world... Read more

    10 hours, 30 minutes ago by   Steve Bradley
    HEALTH, PSYCHOLOGY
  • Oh Pep! – ‘Your Nail and Hammer’

    Pep! ‘Your Nail Hammer’

    Australian duo Oh Pep! have released ‘Your Nail and Hammer’, the third single from their upcoming second album. The short and sweet song finds the band... Read more

    10 hours, 47 minutes ago by   Spectralnights
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Kaduna State University Postgraduate Admission List – 2018/2019

    KASU Postgraduate Admission List for the 2018/2019 academic session has been released. Candidates who applied for admission into the Postgraduate programmes of... Read more

    11 hours, 11 minutes ago by   Naijapary
    SOCIETY, A-CLASSER
  • The Trouble with Mary Pinnock

    Trouble with Mary Pinnock

    You know me, I can never leave anything alone. I am always up for a challenge and possibly the worst thing anyone can say to me is 'you probably won't find... Read more

    11 hours, 13 minutes ago by   Kirsty Stonell Walker
    CULTURE
  • MAUTECH Yola Admission List – 2018/2019 Out

    MAUTECH 1st batch admission list for the 2018/2019 academic session has been released. Candidates who appkied for admission in the university are by this... Read more

    11 hours, 16 minutes ago by   Naijapary
    SOCIETY, A-CLASSER

Magazines