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Chatpata oatmeal upma recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Aswini Misro
Added 88 months ago

This upma goes well with Sambar and chutney.

Steam the pepper, carrot, peas and sweetcorn for 8 minutes in a microwave and keep aside.

Roast the peanut for about 1-2 minutes in a non stick pan. Then add the semolina and oats. Continue roasting till the semolina is golden brown. Remove this mixture and keep it aside (Mixture 1).

Heat oil in a pan under a medium heat and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, asafetida powder, fenugreek seeds and watermelon seeds. Once the mustard seeds have completely spluttered, add the red chillies, green chillies and freshly grated ginger. Stir fry for 10-15 seconds and then add 4 cups of water to the pan. Sprinkle salt to taste.

Now add the steamed vegetables and pineapple chunks. Pour the roasted semolina, oats and peanuts (Mixture 1) stirring it simultaneously to prevent lumps. Once the water is completely dried, it is ready to serve.

Garnish with wild rocket/ coriander.


Serve the upma in a bowl carved out of beef tomato.

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  • ½tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2tbsp urad dal
  • 2 pinch asafetida powder
  • 8-10 seeds fenugreek seeds
  • 2tbsp watermelon seeds
  • 1 or more green chilli
  • 1 or more red chilli
  • 2tbsp ginger
  • ½ red pepper, cut and diced
  • medium diced carrot
  • 75g peas
  • 75g frozen sweetcorn
  • 75g pineapple chunks
  • 250ml water
  • 150g semolina
  • oats
  • 20-25 peanuts
  • salt, to taste
  • handful coriander/rocket

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