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Uppama (Farina with Vegetables)

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Oil, vegetable
  • 1 tb Urad dal; if available
  • 1 ts Mustard seeds, black
  • 1/2 c Onion; finely chopped
  • 2 tb Chili, green, hot; seeded,
  • -chopped
  • 1 c Farina, quick-cooking
  • 1 c Tomatoes; finely chopped
  • 1/3 c Carrot; scraped, fine diced
  • 1/4 c Scallion; coarsely chopped
  • 3 c Water
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 1 tb Coriander; finely chopped
  • 1 tb Lemon juice


In 4 qt casserole, heat oil over moderate heat until light haze forms
above it. Add dal and stir for a minute or so, then drop in mustard seeds
and when oil sputters, add onions. Stir constantly, fry 7-8 minutes, until
onions are soft and golden brown.
Add hot chili and stirring constantly, pour in the farina in a slow, thin
streem. Still stirring, fry for about 5 minutes, or until farina is
slightly browned. Stirring well after each addition, add tomatoes, carrots,
scallions, water and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to
lowest, cover tightly, cook 10 minutes until farina is thick and vegetables
tender. Taste for seasoning.
To serve, pour the uppama into heated bowl and sprinkle with coriander
and lemon juice.

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