Monday, September 28, 2015

Corn Jewelled Upma

I bought a lot of corn and froze it just like I do peas. I also had extra curd that needed to be used up. This upma turned out so good I thought you might want to try.


1 cup semolina/ rava
1/2 cup corn kernels
1/4 cup grated coconut
1 green chillies chopped fine
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon mustard
2-3 sandgi mirchi / sundried curd chillies
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon ghee
3-4 curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida
2 cup hot water
1/2 cup curd
salt and sugar to taste

Heat oil in a kadhai and splutter mustard and cumin seeds. Add asafoetida, follow in with curry leaves, sandgi mirchi crushed, chopped green chili and finally cilantro. Now add the rava and roast till fragrant. Add the hot water and drop the corn into the rava, fluff up by covering with lid. Now tip in the curd. Mix. Follow in with grated coconut. Sprinkle in the salt and sugar. Mix rava well by moving the spatula in folding action. Let it steam up by covering the upma with a lid for another 5 mins. In the end drizzle the ghee and mix well.

Fluff up and then fill a mould and demould into a plate before you hand out to eat. 


No story to share because I am worried about my cousin ATK, I had got him admission to an expensive course in Global Financial Market. On the condition that the institute will give him a job which will take care of his fees. The institute has failed to provide him a job and he had to drop out of the course even though he loves to attend the classes and enjoys the curriculum too. I want him to get back wondering what to do?


  1. So sorry to read about your cousin. I think he should complete his course instead of dropping out. Even if it doesn't get him a job immediately it will definitely add to his resume. Education never goes waste, it will come handy in unknown ways. The job market is very dynamic, by the time he passes out he might get good opportunities.

    1. Unfortunately the reason from dropping out it is finances, he cannot afford the course if the institute does not provide him the job to support it. :(

    2. Oh I see...that's really sad. I wonder if there is some way he can look for financial aid through some organizations or some kind of student's loan which is usually at very low interest. If he really likes what he is studying he will surely excel in it.

    3. He has tried for loan but was refused. I am going to meet the co-ordinator at the institute and question her about the promises made.

  2. The upma looks very comforting and I love the addition of the sandgi mirchi's in it. The corn adds a burst of sweetness in very bite. Comforting and nourishing at the same time.

    1. The coconut too adds nice sweetness and texture.


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