Lemons / Limes 3 – 4
Raw Rice 1 cup
Green Chiles 4
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp
Chana Dal 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 5
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tbsp
Method of preparation:
Coarsely grind the rice in a spice blender or use rice rawa if exists.
Squeeze the juice out of the lemons into a bowl and dissolve sufficient salt in to the juice.
Remove stems, wash and slit the green chiles.
Using an electric rice cooker, cook ground rice, tsp of oil, salt in 1 1/2 – 2 cups of water until fluffy.
Alternatively, use a heavy bottomed vessel to cook the rice rawa and make sure to stir the ingredients frequently to not burn them.
Remove the cooked rice rawa onto a wide plate or mixing bowl.
Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal changes color, add green chiles and turmeric powder.
Remove from heat and add to cooked rice rawa.
Pour the salted lemon juice and stir thoroughly without forming any lumps until everything is properly mixed.
Adjust the seasonings if necessary and serve with pickle and yogurt.
Notes: This lemon upma should be consumed within half a day of preparation.