Culinary Skills, Kills, and Thrills

July 12, 2009

Wheat Cereal Upma

Filed under: Uncategorized — 2BigChefs @ 3:47 pm

Upma is normally made of semolina (sooji). I made it with wheat cereal… the one that you use to make porridge. And it tasted awesome.


What to use:

1. Chopped onions
2. Chopped ginger and green chillies
3. Wheat cereal
4. Curry leaves and mustard
5. Hot water

How to make:

Heat the pan and roast the wheat cereal till it turns golden brown. Set it aside. Now, in the same pan, add some oil and heat it. Add the mustard seed and curry leaves. When the seeds pop, add the chopped onions, ginger, and green chillies. Cook this mixture until the onion turned transluscent. Add the wheat cereal into the pan and the required salt too. Now mix it real well and add the hot water. Cook it for a little more time. Keep stirring quickly to avoid lumps from forming. This takes a good bit of practice, your hands can ache and you can end up with a big lump of cereal 🙂

Upma is best served with coconut chutney and hot filter coffee. But at home, we have it with a banana and chai. Try it out with anything that catches your fancy! Bon appetit!

– OddChef



  1. How to make hot water?

    Comment by sunshin3girl — July 16, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

  2. Place a pot of water on the stove top. Switch on the stove. After a while, you will notice the water changing form. Bubbles and steam appear. However, do not go by what you see. So, dip a finger in the water to check if it is hot or not. 😛
    Do report back!

    Comment by 2BigChefs — July 19, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  3. Ah so! This is how your Skill will Kill me and Thrill you!

    Comment by sunshin3girl — July 19, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

  4. ess =)

    Comment by 2BigChefs — July 20, 2009 @ 11:14 am

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