|Ready to Serve Avarekai Uppittu|
We can prepare many type of dishes using Averekai as I said it earlier. Like wise Avarekai Chithranna, (rice item), Bisibele bath, rotti, Parota, curries, rasam and many more dishes.
Here is one such recipe that is Avare Kalu ( Kalu means crop or pod) Uppittu ( Upma) which is very favorite of many.
I have not used any onions in this dish so it can be prepared for special and fasting days.
Avarekalu Uppittu can be enjoyed any time of the day. It is good for breakfast, as snack or even for dinner.
Lets see the recipe :
Things Needed:Medium size Rava ( Sooji , Samolina ): 1 1/2 cup.
Avare kaalu : 1 1/2 cup
Oil : 3 Table spoons
Ghee : 4 Table spoons
Coconut : 1/2 cup ( Fresh grated ).
Green Chilly : 3
Pepper pods : 5 to 6
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) : 1/2 Tea spoon
Ginger : a small piece
Mustard : 1/2 Tea spoon
Urd Daal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Channa Daal : 1/2 Tea spoon (optional).
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 leaves
Salt : To taste.
Water 3 Cups.
Method :1. Wash and cook Avarekalu in a pressure cooker for 8 to 10 minutes with 1/2 Cup of water.
2. Wash and cut green chilly, remove the skin of ginger and grate it.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Crush or powder pepper pods.
Note :You can add salt to the cooked Avare kaai and cook it for few minutes so that it taste better. Roast rava on slow flame so that it does not get burnt. It should be roasted well .You can add cut onions just before adding rava. Adding more oil or ghee adds to the taste. You can also add more chilly to give a spicy taste. Adding pepper and jeera helps to digest the food easily.
Time : 40 minutes. (cooking Avarekai - 15 minutes. + cooking .
Serves : 3 to 4.