Aruna gave me this recipe recently. Though I had seen this in one of the recipe books, I had not tried it. But thanks to Aruna, I tried this and it was fabulous. Since so many vegetables are used in it, it can be considered as very healthy too.
In the book I mentioned above, they have included sprouted moong also, but since I was not having it handy, I just followed whatever Aruna has mentioned.
Sooji(wheat rava) 1 cup
Onion 1/2 cup
Green peas , carrot, beans (cut into small pieces) 1/2 cup
Tomato 1/4 cup
Turmeric a pinch
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
Boil around 2 cups of water with carrot, beans and peas.
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, turmeric and green chillies. Add onion and fry till onions turn transparent.
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 separately and added instead of frying it in peas mixture.
Add salt, tomatoes and sugar, mix well.
Transfer water along with vegetables 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 : 3
Preparation time : 15mins
Updated on 18th October 2006:
I got a mail from Bhumika Shah today, with the recipe and picture of vegetable upma. The method she has specified is slightly different. She first boils water and then adds roasted rava. Both the methods are equally good. Thanks Bhumika for the mail :).