Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Semolina Pilaf (Uppama)


corn, peanut or olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon urad dal or split peas
1 or 2 hot dried red chilies
a few curry leaves if available
1 cup semolina or 10 minute variety cream of wheat

Braing to boil 1 3/4 cups water

Pour oil into a frying pan and over medium heat put the mustard seeds , dal and chilies. Cook until the seeds pop and then add the curry leaves. Stir in the semolina and salt and fry for 3 to 4 minutes.

Reduce heat to low and slowly add the water. Cover and set aside for around 10 minutes until the grains have absorbed the water.

It should be fluffy.

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