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Cornmeal Upma Recipe – Cornmeal Vegetable Upma

Cornmeal Upma Recipe – Corn meal Vegetable Upma

Cornmeal upma a healthy and quick breakfast recipe. In fact, you can even have it as a light snack during supper or anytime you want. During winters, cornmeal flour, also known as maize flour or cornmeal, comes in abundance during winters. We all often make roti and paranthas from the flour and everybody relish eating them. But today we are making upma with cornmeal. This cornmeal upma is a great and easy variation to the regular upma prepared with semolina or sooji.

The cornmeal upma is also known as savory salty cornmeal halwa. Serve this yummy and stomach filling cornmeal Upma warm with a side assortment of any Indian dips or chutney like coconut chutney or green chutney. So, what are you waiting for? Here’s an easy step-by-step recipe for making cornmeal upma at your home. Enjoy!

 

Directions

Getting ready:

1. Sieve maize flour in a mixing bowl.

cornmeal upma

2. Peel green peas in another bowl.

cornmeal upma

3. Finely chop cauliflower and carrot and place it in separate bowls.

cornmeal upmaMaking:

4. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a wok or pan and add maize flour into it. Keep the flame low.

cornmeal upma

5. Stir well till the flour turns little dark or golden brown in color. Make sure to stir continuously to prevent the browning of flour at the base.

cornmeal upma

6. Transfer the roasted flour in another bowl.

cornmeal upma

7. Heat 1 tbsp more ghee in the same wok or pan. Add the peanuts to it.

8. Stir fry the peanuts until they get little brown in color. Don’t over cook the peanuts as they can get bitter in taste.

9. Take out the peanuts in a separate bowl.

cornmeal upma

10. Splutter cumin seeds and red mustard seeds in the same pan.

cornmeal upma

11. When the seeds crackle, add following ingredients into it – asafoetida, green chilly, ginger, curry leaves, green peas, cauliflower and carrots.

cornmeal upma

12. Saute for 1 minute and then cover the pan with lid. Cook the veggies until they get little soft and tender. This can take 2 to 3 minutes.

13. Now add 1 cup water and salt in the wok and let it simmer on high flame.

14. The water has starter simmering add the roasted maize flour into it and stir continuously to avoid formation of lumps.

cornmeal upma

15. Cook until upma gets thick in consistency. Stir well.

16. Then add peanuts, ghee and green coriander to the upma and mix all the ingredients well.

cornmeal upma

17. Cornmeal upma is now ready, transfer it to a serving bowl.

cornmeal upmaServing:

18. Garnish this scrumptious and finger-licking cornmeal upma with some ghee and serve steaming hot. Relish eating with coconut chutney. It tastes delicious even if served with any assortments.

cornmeal upmaSuggestions:

  • Make sure you roast the maize flour on low-medium flame only.
  • The quantity of ghee can be adjusted as per your desire.
  • For 3 to 4 members
  • Time – 25 minutes

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Cornmeal Upma Recipe Cornmeal Upma Recipe
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Recipe type: Snacks Recipe
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Maize flour (cornmeal) – ½ cup (75 grams)
  • Green peas – ¼ cup
  • Cabbage(finely chopped) – ¼ cup
  • Carrots(finely chopped) – ¼ cup
  • Peanuts – ¼ cup
  • Green coriander(finely chopped) – 2 tbsp
  • Ghee – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or as per taste
  • Ginger(finely chopped)– ½ inch piece
  • Green chilly(finely chopped)– 1
  • Curry leaves – 8 to 10
Instructions
  1. Sieve maize flour in a bowl.
  2. Peel green peas in a bowl.
  3. Finely chop cauliflower and carrot and place it in separate bowls.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a wok or pan and add maize flour into it. Keep the flame low.
  5. Stir well till the flour turns little dark or golden brown in color. Make sure to stir continuously to prevent the browning of flour at the base.
  6. Transfer the roasted flour in another bowl.
  7. Heat 1 tbsp more ghee in the same wok or pan. Add the peanuts to it.
  8. Stir fry the peanuts until they get little brown in color. Don’t over cook the peanuts as they can get bitter in taste.
  9. Take out the peanuts in a separate bowl.
  10. Splutter cumin seeds and red mustard seeds in the same pan.
  11. When the seeds crackle, add following ingredients into it – asafoetida, green chilly, ginger, curry leaves, green peas, cauliflower and carrots.
  12. Saute for 1 minute and then cover the pan with lid. Cook the veggies until they get little soft and tender. This can take 2 to 3 minutes.
  13. Now add 1 cup water and salt in the wok and let it simmer on high flame.
  14. The water has starter simmering add the roasted maize flour into it and stir continuously to avoid formation of lumps.
  15. Cook until upma gets thick in consistency. Stir well.
  16. Then add peanuts, ghee and green coriander to the upma and mix all the ingredients well.
  17. Cornmeal upma is now ready, transfer it to a serving bowl.
  18. Garnish this scrumptious and finger-licking cornmeal upma with some ghee and serve steaming hot. Relish eating with coconut chutney. It tastes delicious even if served with any assortments.