South Indian dishes are one of the most popular ones when it comes to having light yet fulfilling meals. From fluffy idlis to stuffed dosas, south Indian delicacies never fail to satiate our cravings besides being nutritious too. The humble upma is one such south Indian breakfast dish that is loved across Indian households. While the dish might have been born in the south Indian kitchens, it has gone global for being a delicious, filling and nutritious breakfast item. Since breakfast is often dubbed as one of the most important meals of the day, it is suggested to be a wholesome, healthy one. And perhaps that is why upma seems to be top the list for being the same.
Traditionally upma is a breakfast dish but it can easily fit well in light lunch, dinner or snack as well. The popularity is such that one can found upma on the menu of almost every Indian restaurant, often having various varieties too. The classic version has food grains cooked in water and simply seasoned with salt, many versions also include mustard seeds and curry leaves. From vermicelli, rice, whole wheat, millet to even bread chunks, upma has seen twists of all kinds. Yet, the most popular of all upma recipes is the simple yet extremely delicious rava upma.
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Rava or sooji (semolina) is a superfood which is a good source of protein and healthy carbs. It is used to make a gamut of South Indian delicacies since it is considered a healthier alternative to the traditional rice batter used across the dishes. This quick, easy and satiating rava upma is a perfect example of how versatile rava is. It simple mixes semolina with a melange of mustard seeds, dals, onions, curry leaves and cashew nuts till a porridge like consistency. Garnished with coconut and coriander leaves, this rawa upma takes no more than 30 minutes to cook.
The addition of various dals makes it a perfect high-protein breakfast!
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