Green peas upma/uppittu

Green peas were not very common at our native before. Now a days we get them during the peas season. Whenever we got them, mom used to make some mouth watering dishes like kurma, pulav and this upma. When green peas were not available, she made this upma with only onion and rava(sooji). Both the versions are too delicious. Green peas give a unique taste to this upma. I prepared this with frozen peas available here.

Until recently I didn’t know onion would make so much difference in taste. Just try both the versions.

Sooji(wheat rava) 1 cup
Onion 1/2 cup
Green peas 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds 1/2 tea spn
Urad daal(optional) 1/2 tea spn
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil/ghee 2 tea spns
Sugar 1/2 tea spn
Green chillies 2-3
Curry leaves 4-5
Coconut 1 tbl spn
Coriander leaves 2-3 strands

Heat oil and add mustard, urad daal(optional). When mustard starts popping and urad daal turns slightly brownish, add curry leaves(cut the leaves into two to enhance the aroma). Add asafoetida and green chillies. Add onion and fry till onions turn transparent. Add green peas and fry for 4-5 minutes.
Now add sooji(rava) and fry on a low flame for around 6-7mins (take care not to burn the rava). Rava could be fried seperately and added instead of frying it in peas mixture.
Add salt and sugar, mix well.
In a seperate bowl heat 2 cups of water. When it starts boiling, transfer it to the rava mixture. Cover and cook till all water is absorbed. Mix well. Add coconut.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with or without sev.

Serves : 2
Preparation time : 10mins

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