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Vegetable Upma

Upma is a very common and easy to make South Indian breakfast. Even though its a South Indian dish it is very popular all over India. There are many variations to this dish.  This is a easy and delicious way to incorporate some really healthy vegetables in your breakfast.


  1. Suji: 1cup
  2. Hot Water: 2 cup
  3. Onion: 1 medium thinly sliced
  4. Green Chilli: 2 finely chopped
  5. Carrot: 1 medium cut into small pieces
  6. Potato: 1 medium cut into small pieces
  7. Green Peas: 1/4 cup
  8. Cauliflower: few florets cut into smaller pieces
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Mustard Seed: 1tbsp
  11. Curry Leaves : 4-5
  12. Oil: 2 tbsp
  13. Peanut: 1/4 cup
  14. Sugar: 1/2 tsp
Roast the suji with 1/2 tbsp of oil till pink in color.
Remove from heat and fry the peanuts with few drops of oil for few minutes. Remove from heat.
In the same pan heat rest of the oil. Add the mustard seed to it.
Once the mustard seeds have cracked add the curry leaves and green chillies.
Add the chopped onions and fry till till transparent.
Add rest of the vegetables to the pan.
Add salt to taste and let it cook till the potatoes and carrots are almost done.
Add sugar to the vegetables and fry till potatoes start getting little crisp.(don't make them too crispy, just a little)
Add the peanuts and suji to the pan and stir. All the vegetables would be now coated with the suji.
Now slowly add hot water to the pan and keep stirring in order to avoid any lumps. The suji would soak up all the water, this would take just 2-3 minutes.
And the puma is ready.
It is generally served with sambar and chutney but we enjoy it ghughuni(dry peas curry), a famous Oriya dish. I would be sharing the recipe for that soon.

Enjoy puma with your friends and family. You can serve it with sambar or enjoy it as it is. My dad loves it with little lemon pickle on the side, specially the one by Priya pickles :)

Till then happy blogging


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