Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tamarind Upma / Pulusu Pindi

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How many of you here hate Rava Upma????

I really dont know the reason, but I do hate it. Will never want to have it for my life time. Every time mom makes it at home, I find something or the other to eat or even decide to starve, than have it. I have heard the same kind of reaction from so many. Don't know why rava upma got such a curse!!!!

But if you are just like me, then you can go ahead and try this alternative. I am sure this tamarind upma tastes way better. If you like your dishes to be a little tangy and spicy, then this is one best choice. :)

This dish is called as pulusu pindi in telugu. :)

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Ingredients:

Par-boiled rice - 2 cups
Coconut - 1/2 cup

Red chillies - 8 + 2

Tamarind paste - 2 tbl sp

Asafoetida - a pinch

Jaggery - 1 tbl sp

Salt - for taste

Curry leaves

Oil


Method:

Soak par-boiled rice for two hours in water. Grind soaked rice, 8 red chillies along with all the other ingredients except curry leaves into a little coarse paste. You can add water to it and grind.

Take 2 tbl sp of oil in a pan and season with mustard, 2 red chillies and curry leaves. Now pour in the ground mixture and also add 2 cups of water to it. Keep stirring until it gets thick and cooked. Now simmer the stove, close the pan with the lid and let it get cooked for a while. Stir now and then. It will take around 20 mins to get done.

Simple and yummy tamarind upma is ready to eat :)

Serve it hot with onion pickle or raw onions. :)


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Thanks to Beena Shylesh, Priya Raj, Krishnaveni Mahesh and Hari Chandana for gifting me the cute Sunshine award. I am in bliss. :) Thanks a lot.


I am happy to share my happiness with Parita, Sailaja and Priya. Kindly collect the award from here. :)

Written by: Nithya


35 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love the tamarind taste .yummy.Nice click too. hey congrats.........

Kanchan said...

This is new to me ! But I agree with you.. I wont say I hate upma but yes I avoid it and just don't prefer it !

So on you advice will have to give this new version a try for sure :)

kitchen queen said...

delicious upma and congrats on ur award

Rekha shoban said...

delicious upma....never tried but had at friend's home..nice presentation and click!

PriyaVaasu said...

Tamarind upma, New to me Nithi, Will sure give it a try!!! Congrats on your award!!!

Tina said...

Its new to me....Looks delicious with tempting and perfect clicks...

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv rava upma....esp wheat rava...this is a new alternative, looks gud. I like the bowl used :)

Aps said...

Same here.... both of us at home just dont like upma... Ne time there is no option we do khara bath next time I will try out this version for sure

Rumana Rawat said...

This looks intersting to me... good

shanthi said...

Congrats on your awards and love the tangy taste of tamarind in the upma

Aruna Manikandan said...

Tamarind upma sounds interesting dear :-)
Nice clicks....

priya said...

i love anything with tamarind in it...looks so yummy

Arundhuti said...

Interesting recipe with lovely clicks!

PriyaRaj said...

Tamarind in upma va...sounds diff..looks perfect ..will surely try it next time ..

AvanthiRao said...

hey its my grannys special........ and asusual nice clicks.......

Dolly said...

OH Nithya, Thank God..There's somebody else too besides me who does'nt like Rawa Upma..I thought I was the only one..LOL. BUt I still make it for my hubby who loves it..I make it with lots of vegetables so atleast I can eat a little..Next time I'll try this tamarind Upma..Congratulations on ur award..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

yummy yum yum my dear:)

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful pic..looks so yummy!!

Panchpakwan said...

Congarts on Award..Upma looks so tangy and yumm

Kalai said...

lovely post with vibrant yellow and a delicious upma.

N S said...

Congrats on your award.

N S said...

I love upma, will definitely try your version.

Pedhakka said...

Hats off to your creativity !!

Pavithra said...

Yummy !!! Again my favorite one. Who will say no to this. I haven't had breakfast yet, So seeing this I am feeling more hungry. Nice one and first picture is awesome.

Mriganayani said...

Tangy upma looks great and I'm sure tastes great.

But I do have to tell you - don't run away totally from rava upma. When done perfectly and eaten really hot, it is a delicious dish. Try a Kichdi with all vegetables- you'll start liking it.

Priya said...

Thats a delicious upma, but none at home like it apart from me, am inviting myself to ur place to enjoy...

Krishnaveni said...

Upma looks very nice...... congrats on your lovely award....

Sweta said...

I used to hate upma-now I sort of enjoy it. Must try your version.

Parita said...

Hey i love Upma but with loads of veggies and with some coconut chutney, its tastes grt :)
Tamarind version sounds yummmy, would love to try it soon!
Thanks a tonnnn dear to share your award me me, you made by day :)

Sush said...

congrats for your own domain. Congrats for the award too. New space looks beautiful. I cannot say, "I hate upma", b'cos we all love them :)

Priya said...

Thank u nithya for the award..Upma luks fab and delicious..Ur clicks r getting better in every post..

Abhilash Pillai said...

hey creative cook....! The upma is really nice. I remember the scene in the movie pokkiri where Vijay asks Asin whether her entire family is dependent on upma... :)

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Ramya said...

I luv rava upma.We call it Puli upma in Tamil..My granny prepares it with rice flour.Lovely clicks as usual

Shabs.. said...

Um....we too hate upma...as u said for some unknown reason:)....ur pic is soooooo nice dear...loved it.....i would rather not eat anything than eating upma...

Smita Srivastava said...

Delicious upma n a great click .. Congrats for ur awards too ...

Smita
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