"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper"
Semolina Upma or Nonta Sooji is a very common weekend breakfast/evening snack when we bored with bread or roti. May add carrot, capsicum and onion in it, it's your choice. It is one of my favourite breakfast recipes next to poha (chirer) pulao, super delicious, tasty, flavorful kid's delight and too easy to make. A dish which is mostly popular in allover India.
3/4 Cup Semolina (sooji/rava)
5-6 Florets of Cauliflower
1 Medium Potato
1/2 Cup Green Peas (frozen)
3 tbsps finely chopped Coriander Leaves/Cilantro
1/3 tsp minced Ginger
1 tsp finely chopped Green Chillies
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
8 Curry Leaves
A pinch Asafoetida
A pinch of Turmeric powder
2 tbsps Vegetable Oil
1/2 tsp Clarified Butter
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Raisins
1 tbsps Roasted Peanuts
2-3 tbsps Water
1 tsp Sugar (for flavour)
Salt to taste
Dry roast semolina for 3-4 minutes on medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
Wash potato and cauliflower nicely. Chop cauliflower florets. Cut potatoes in very thin slices. Keep it aside.
Heat Oil in a wok. Add Mustard seeds in it. When mustard seed starts to crackle, add ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida in it. Saute for a minute. Add potato, cauliflower, green peas, peanuts, turmeric powder and salt in it. Fry for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
Now add roasted semolina and raisins in it. Fold every thing nicely for 1-2 minutes on low heat.
Add Sugar, chopped coriander leaves in it. Sprinkle little water in it and mix everything for two more minutes on low heat. Finally add clarified butter and lemon juice in semolina. Switch off heat, fold nicely.
Serve hot as a luscious breakfast / brunch dish or just as tea-time evening snack.