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Puli Upma/ Pacha maavu podi Upma

Written By Angela Steffi on Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 8:17:00 PM


Puli Upma is a traditional vegetarian recipe from South India. Hannah Sri describes this recipe as perfect on rainy days alongside with filter coffee. This was her mom's recipe. This upma has tangy taste because of the tamarind added.

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§  Rice flour - 2 cups
§  Tamarind water - 2 cups
§  Sesame oil - 5 tbsp or the usual oil
§  Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
§  Asafoetida powder - a pinch
§  Curry leaves - few
§  Red chillies - 2 or vuruga milagai
§  Channa dhall - 1/2 tsp
§  Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
§  Salt to taste


v First take the rice flour, add salt and turmeric powder to it. 
v Add  tamarind water  and make it a smooth paste. 

v  Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urad dhal, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida powder and fry it till golden brown. 
v  Now add the rice flour paste and stir it continuously till the flour fully cooks. 

v The paste will scramble if its fully cooked. 
v Reduce the flame and sprinkle a hand full of water and cover it with a lid. 
v  Again open and stir it. Let it be on the flame for 3 mins. It has to look like sand colour .


About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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