Vegetable Semolina (Upma)

Hi, my beautiful friends. I made this mixed vegetable semolina (upma) over the weekend for breakfast, and it was devoured in minutes.
Then I thought if my friends loved it so much, you’ll love it too. So, I had to work on the recipe and share it with you all 😍😘🎉

It is a most common favorite in most South Indian homes in India.

Ingredients: Serves 2

1/4 cup semolina (sooji)
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
3 tbsp frozen green peas
1 medium finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 finely chopped green chilies
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
5-7 finely chopped curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tsp chopped cilantro or coriander leaves
1 tbsp lime juice

*Heat olive oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and green chilies and sauté for 1 minute.
*Add onion and sauté until it turns pink. Now add bell pepper and carrots, saute it for another 2-3 minutes.
*Now add semolina and saute for a few minutes or until you see the semolina looks crisp. Add salt to taste, and stir it thoroughly.
*Now had green peas, 1/2 and 1/8 cup water in the pan. Give it a final stir. Cover the lid and let it cook on a low flame until the semolina doesn’t stick to pan anymore (check after 2 minutes)
*Once ready, turn off the flame. Let it sit, with covered lid for 5-10 minutes.
*Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and lime juice.
*Serve hot with green yogurt or coconut chutney.

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Have you tried this yet? Any questions?