Minced Meat Uppuma ( Rava/ Sooji ) South Indian Breakfast Recipe

<Upma (Tamil: உப்புமா), also known as Upma (Telugu: ఉప్మా) or Uppindi (Telugu : ఉప్పిండి),Uppumavu(Malayalam:Uppumavu), Uppittu (Kannada:ಉಪ್ಪಿಟ್ಟು), Kharabath (Kannada: ಖಾರಭಾತ್), Uppeet(Marathi: उप्पीट), and Rulanv (Konkani), is an Indian dish made of rava. The name is an amalgam of two words : “salt” and “flour. E.g., In Tamil, “uppu” (உப்பு) + “maa(vu)” (மா(வு)).

Upma is a South Indian breakfast dish. It is usually made with refined wheat grains, which Indians generally call suji and is also known in the south of India as rava. A variety of upmas can be made with either vermicelli and thick, brown wheat grains. Upma is easy to prepare. For taste, vegetables may be added. Upma may also be garnished with a variety of beans (raw or sprouted), cashew and peanuts.

Rava is often translated as Semolina in cook books and by various authors on the Internet. While this is not wrong, it is not entirely accurate either. Semolina is most commonly made from Durum wheat, which is thicker and yellow in color with a higher protein and gluten content than Rava[citation needed]. Rava on the other hand is specifically semolina made from soft wheat also known by the trade name of Cream of wheat or farina (food), which is a softer white cereal

A healthy and nutritious dish, which is also a feast to the eyes. Get rid of the dull and drab old uppuma and see the kids gulping this new uppuma.

1. Minced meat  – 1 cup
2. Wheat rava   – 1 cup
3. Big onion (sliced)   -1/2 cup, Ginger (sliced thin) – 1tsp, Green chilly (cut round) -1tsp
4. Pepper powder -1/4 tsp, Chilli powder, Coriander powder, Garam masala powder – ½ tsp. each,  Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp. Salt – as needed
5. Oil  – as needed

1. Add water to cover the rava and cook for 20 minutes.
2. Drain the excess water and keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add the ingredients under 3 and fry.
4. Mix the items under 4 with water and add to the fried ingredients.
5. Saute well and when fried smell comes, add the minced meat and mix well.
6. Add the cooked rava to this and cook on low fire for 2 minutes and take out of fire.