Corn Meal Upma / Polenta Upma
How to make Cornmeal Upma
1) Roasted corn meal (yellow w one) 2 Cups
2) Water - 4 cups
3) Big Onion- 1 (chopped)
4) Green chilly –3 (Chopped)
5) Ginger – 1 ½ inch piece
6) Carrot – 1 piece – cut in to small piece
7) Beans – 5-6 and thinly chopped
8) Coconut – ½ cup (grated or cubed )
9) Curry leaves- As required
10) Urdu Dal- 3 table spoon
11) Oil- As required
12) Salt – As required
Roast the corn meal in a thick bottomed pan using little bit of oil or ghee and stir continuously till a pleasant smell you got and keep aside in an another bowl.
Take a pan and add sufficient oil and splutter the mustard seeds, then add Urdu dhal, stir for few second, then add ginger, green chilly, onion and sauté for few minutes and finally add the chopped vegetables and grated coconut.
Then add the water and salt let it boil and once it comes to a boil reduce the heat and add very slowly the semolina in to the boiling water and mix well and make sure that there is no dry lumps of semolina then cover the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes in a very low heat.
Note: You can also add more vegetables like green peas, French beans etc.