Monday, April 09, 2007

Arisi Upma

Upma made with Rice Rawa.
Popular dish of Tanjore (Tamil Nadu) Distict.

Upma Rawa

Ingredients Needed:
1. Rice I cup washed, drained and dried in a Towel.
2. 2 tsp Toor dal
3. 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
4. 1/4 tsp Pepper.
With dried Rice add Dal, Cumin and Pepper and Dry grind to Rawa consistency.

Ingredients for Cooking Upma:
1. 2 tsp Coconut oil
2. 1 tsp Cooking oil
3. 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
4. 1/2 tsp Urad dal
5. 1/2 tsp Channa dal
6. 2 Sprigs Curry leaves
7. Green Chilli 2 Nos.
8. Dry Red Chillies 2
9. One small piece Ginger finely chopped
10. Grated Coconut 2 tblsp
11. Salt to taste
12. Hing.
13. Water to cook Upma (for 1 cup Rawa 2-1/2 cup Water)

Arisi Upma with Kothsu

1. Heat Oil in a pressure pan and add Mustard Seeds, Urad dal, Channa dal, Curry leaves,Green Chiilies, Red Chillies, chopped Ginger and Hing.
2. Pour water and add grated coconut.
3.When water starts boiling add Rice Rawa. Mix nicely.
4. Close with a lid with vent and cook in slow flame for 10 to 12 mins.

Hot and Spicy upma is ready.

Serve with any type of Kothsu, Chutney.

[*] Enjoy this Hot on a Cold or Rainy Day.

This is my submission for RCI Hosted by Lakshmi of


FH said...

At first I thought it's Rice upma but it's not the usual Upma!Sounds great MT!I am loving all the Tamil cuisine.Thanks for this.

Prema Sundar said...

I haven't tried upma with rice MT. Have heard a lot abt it.Ur recipe looks good too. sure will tate heavenly on a rainy day. will have to try it out soon. Can we make this upma with idly rava?..

Shivapriya said...

Love the upma. WE also make rice upma but slightly differet from ur version. We call uppu pindi. Instead of toordal we use moongdal.

Maneka Nirmal said...

hey... this is the recipe that i was looking for.wwhen i was in college, i had this upma in my friends place and liked it so much. thanks M.T

Sharmi said...

hey MT, Nice looking Upma and gojju!! very delicious combination. brought back my sweet memories of my grandmother.


Viji said...

MT what a comfort food. Adding coconut oil and coconut add to its taste. I too prepare it in the cooker only. Nice. Viji

Anonymous said...

mmmmmm.... bringing back good old memories. But you know what I used to hate it when my mom made arisi upma but then after college suddenly started to like it. now whenever we make a trip home this is the first thing i want my mom to make for me. a must try and that too in a pressure cooker:) please do share with us your recipe for kothsu. I made your okra fry again y'day... can't thank enough for that wonderful recipe!

Padmaja said...

very different MT.
It looks amazing.
I always make sure i visit my fav blogs and i always have so many recipes to try u know!!!
thank you!!!

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
Happy to note that you love tamil cuisine, you are always welcome to my home in singapore. Thanks.

Hi Prema,
Yes prema, you can try with idli rawa, add other ingredients separately. Just make and see you will love it. Thanks.

Hi Shivpriya,
We too prepare that and we call it as pidi kozhukkattai. See my earlier post. I like to see your version too. thanks.

Hi Maneka,
Please do let me know when you try this. Thanks.

Menu Today said...

Hi Viji,
I love coconut and coconut oil taste in upma, my mother prepares in vengalapanai, I like the crust very much.

Hi Latha,
I am very glad to note that you liked my version of Okra recipe. Thanks.Making upma in pressure cooker save time and cook evenly.
My next post is Gothsu .

Hi Paddukoti,
Thanks for visiting.find time please try this upma and enjoy!!! Keep visiting.

indosungod said...

MT rice upma looks great, I have never made it, the method seems easy enough, will give it a try.

Menu Today said...

Thanks a lot. When time permits try this, you will like it.

Bong Mom said...

I have never tried Upma with Rice Rawa, its always Sooji/Rawa for me, Actually we never even buy Rice Rawa

I like the shape of the upmas very nice

ME said...

You used a cup to get that shape on Upma? Interesting!

Pooja said...

great entry for RCI.
loved the way you presented it in picture here.
thanks for sharing

Lakshmik said...


Nice entry for RCI. Do send me a mail with the URL and a picture for the roundup.

Menu Today said...

Hi Sandeepa,
For a change you can try once. Thanks for visiting.

Hi As I like it,
Yes, I used cup to get that shape.
Thanks for visiting and keep visiting.

Hi pooja,
Nice to see you back. Thanks a lot.

Hi Lakshmi,
Yes, I will do, waiting to post another recipe also with that I will send. Thanks.

swapna susarla said...

hi menutaday..
i love this upma....looks fabulous for me.

Anonymous said...

I have heard of Kosthu, but never tried this. your rice upma also sounds great. thanks for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

OH my MT, Arsi upma is my favorite! My grandma used to make it for me all the time. My mom is coming here in a few days. I am going to have he rmake this for me :-)

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi MT,
Very nice recipe. I have tasted this at my co-sister place. Now seeing your recipe feel like trying it out.
My mixie jar is not working damn, will definately try when I get hold of my jar first.Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Great blog.. I tried this rice uppma, it was really good.

Savitmom said...

I tried your rice uppama. it is very tasty and love it. We do it by adding vegetable along with it. I love all your postings.

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