Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe
Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

Masala Upma Recipe and Spicy Masala Poha Recipe is a healthy breakfast options. Breakfast is the most essential meal for the day. As the name suggests breakfast means “Breaking of the long night fasting”. Breakfast is considered as the first meal o the day.

Masala Upma Recipe and Spicy Masala Poha Recipe is a twist to the two very common breakfast recipes Upma and Poha.

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Cuisine: Karnataka/Maharashtrian
Preparation: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time For Both: 20 Minutes
Type: Breakfast, Tea Time Dish

Main Ingredients:

For Masala Upma:

  • Rava or Suji: Two Bowls
  • Onion: One big sized
  • Tomato: One medium
  • Peanuts: Two teaspoons
  • Urid Dal: One teaspoon
  • Chana Dal: One teaspoon
  • Sambhar or Rasam masala: One and a half teaspoons
  • Red chili powder: Half teaspoon
  • Oil: As required
  • Salt: As per taste
  • Tempering Ingredients: Mustard, Jeera, Turmeric, White sesame, Hing (1 Pinch)
  • Kadi Patta: One string
  • Coriander leaves: Four spoons chopped.
  • Water: Exactly four and a half bowls. (The same bowl used to measure Rava)

For Masala Poha:

  • Poha: Two Bowls
  • Onion: One big sized
  • Tomato: One medium
  • Green peas: Half bowl
  • Shimla Mirchi: One medium
  • Cabbage: Half bowl
  • Peanuts: Two teaspoons
  • Urid Dal: One teaspoon
  • Chana Dal: One teaspoon
  • Sambhar or Rasam masala: One and a half teaspoons
  • Red chili powder: Half teaspoon
  • Oil: As required
  • Salt: As per taste
  • Tempering Ingredients: Mustard, Jeera, Turmeric, White sesame, Hing (1 Pinch)
  • Kadi Patta: One string
  • Coriander leaves: Four spoons chopped.

How to make Masala Upma Recipe?

  1. Cut the vegetables into small pieces. In a Kadai dry roast Rava or suji till it turns pinkish and keep aside.
  2. In the same Kadai put three to four teaspoons of oil and let it become warm. Add the tempering ingredients and splutter them.
  3. Add kadi patta and fry it. Add onions and fry till translucent. Add tomato and sauté for a minute Then add salt, sambhar masala, red chili powder, or Rasam powder.
  4. Add exact measurement of water and bring it to boil. Once the water starts boiling switch the flame to medium and add roasted Rava slowly while continuously stirring. Make sure to not form lumps. Break the lumps if any.
  5. Cover the lid and cook until Rava is perfectly cooked. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

How to make Spicy Masala Poha Recipe?

  1. Cut the vegetables into small pieces.
  2. Wash Poha in water and soak for two minutes and drain the water completely and keep aside.
  3. In a Kadai put three to four teaspoons of oil and let it become warm. Add the tempering ingredients and splutter them. Add kadi patta and fry it.
  4. Add onions and fry till translucent. Add tomato and sauté for a minute. Then add cabbage, green peas, and Shimla Mirch and sauté for a minute.
  5. Then add salt, sambhar masala, red chili powder or Rasam powder. Mix well and fry for a minute.
  6. Then add washed and soaked Poha and mix well. Cover the lid and cook until Poha becomes soft and dry.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves, Farsan mixture and a piece of lemon. Serve hot.

How to Make Masala Upama Recipe & Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

Masala Upma Recipe and Spicy Masala Poha Recipe is a healthy breakfast options. They can be prepared in no time with handy ingredients available at home.

20 Minutes

Roasting Rava or Sooji

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

In a Kadai add two teaspoons of oil and two bowls of rava. Roast till the Rava turns slightly pink and aromatic. Keep it aside

Tempering

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

In the same Kadai add two tablespoons of oil. Add mustard, jeera, peanuts, urad dal, Chana dal, Hing kadi Patta and turmeric. Splutter all the ingredients. Then add chopped onions and saute them. Add chopped tomatoes and saute.

Adding Masalas

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

Add red chili powder, sambar powder, salt and sugar. Give it a good mix.

Adding Water

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

Add four and a half bowls of water and bring it to a boil. Then add roasted Rava slowly-mix well. Make sure there are no lumps formed. Cover with lid and cook.

Serving Masala Upama

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

Garnish Upama with coriander and serve hot.

Masala Poha – Wash & Soak Poha

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

In a strainer take two bowls of thick poha (Kanda Poha) and wash thoroughly. Allow the excess water to drain and keep Poha aside for five minutes.

Chopping the veggies

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

Chop onions, Shimla Mirch (Bell pepper), Tomato and Cabbage. I have used fresh green peas.

Tempering

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

In Kadai add two to three tablespoons of oil. Add mustard, jeera, urad dal, chana dal, hing, and turmeric. Splatter them. Then add kadi Patta.

Sauteing Veggies

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

Add chopped veggies to the tempering and saute them. Then add red chili powder, masala powder sugar and salt. Mix very well.

Adding Poha

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

Add washed and soaked Poha. Mix very well and cook for five minutes.

Spicy Masala Poha

Masala Upma Recipe | Spicy Masala Poha Recipe

Garnish Poha with Farsan Mixture and Coriander Leaves. Serve hot with a piece of lemon on it.

What is Upama?

Upama is a thick porridge cooked with roasted semolina. Usually served as breakfast. Various seasonings and vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences. It is very popular in most parts of India and is prepared in various ways.

What are the Variations of Upama?

Upama basically is prepared from Rava or Sooji. Other variations are Semolina Upama, Whole wheat Upama, Rice Sooji Upama, Aval Upama. Upama can be made using different vegetables and ingredients.

Is Upama good for health?

Upama is a very healthy breakfast choice. It is very good for weight loss as it digests slowly and one can feel full for a long time. Upama is very nutritious as it is packed with vegetables and the goodness of wheat.

What is Poha?

Poha is flattened rice. It is used widely in South Asia as breakfast.

Is Poha healthier than Rice?

Poha is very healthy as it gives 70% carbohydrates and 30% fat. It is also a good choice for weight loss. As it makes you feel full for a very long time.

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Poha Bisi Bele Bhat Recipe

Instant Rava Idli and Chutney

Instant Rava Dosa Recipe

Leftover Rice Cutlet

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