#006/360 Nookalu Upma or Udalu Millets Upma


1 cup udalu
2 tbsp green gram dhal
2 tbsp grated coconut
2 cups water
2 red chillies
few curry leaves
1 tea spoon each rai, jeera and urad dal
2 table spoons oil and a little ghee
1 tea spoon salt as per taste


To prepare udalu: Soak 1 cup of udalu for 1 hour. Wash and drain in a strainer

Heat OIl and a little ghee in a pan. Add rai,  jeera,  urad dal. When mustard starts spluttering and udad dal changes color to golden brown add red chillies and curry leaves. Add a little green gram dhal and grated coconut and fry for some more time. Add 2 cups of water and let it boil. Add soaked udadlu and close the pan with water lid on it and cook on slow flame. Stir now and then so that remove from flame once udalu is well cooked.coand add 2 cups of water (1 cup of rava needs 2 cups of water). Add salt to taste, mix well and let it boil.

The udalu can be replace with Rice Rava upma/Biyyam for variations. Serve hot with coconut chutney or mango pickle

Tip: While preparing this upma use thick bottomed vessel. Some times the upma in the bottom may be roasted

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