Rice Cilantro Upma

17 Feb

Rice Cilantro Upma.

Raw rice is coarsely ground using a grinder. The ground rice is then cooked along with masoor dal and spices till its completely cooked. Rice masoor upma can be served with mango pickle and with a scoop of yogurt.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Rice Cilantro Upma.


Raw Rice 1 cup
Dalia / Roasted Gram 3 Tbsps
Green Chiles 3 – 4
Cilantro 2 Cups Packed
Raw Mango (Grated) 1/2 Cup
Ginger 1/2 Inch Piece
Raw Peanuts 2 Tbsps
Cumin Seeds a Pinch
Salt to taste
Ghee 1/2 tsp


Chana Dal 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash and roughly chop cilantro leaves.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Peel and mince the ginger.

Grind cilantro leaves into coarse paste with a tbsp of water and cumin seeds.
Grind green chiles separately into coarse paste.
Grind dalia /roasted gram into fine powder and keep aside.
Coarsely grind the rice in a spice blender or use rice rawa if available.

Bring to boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pot, add few drops of oil, salt and rice rawa.
Simmer and cook covered for around 10 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed.
Remove the cooked rice rawa onto a mixing bowl and fluff it with help of a fork making sure that there are no lumps.

Heat a pan on medium heat, add peanuts and fry for few seconds.
When peanuts are little fried, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chile paste, minced ginger and remove from heat.
Then, add cilantro mixture to the hot oil and stir.

Add the above cilantro mixture to the mixing bowl along with grated raw mango and dalia powder.
Mix thoroughly and adjust any seasonings if required.
Serve rice cilantro upma with pickle or yogurt or both.
Notes: Don’t overcook cilantro mixture in oil.

Suggestions: Make sure rice rawa is cooked properly before removing from heat. If the rice rawa is not cooked properly, add few splashes of water and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: You can also look for other recipes of upma here.
Other Names: Rice Cilantro Upma, Kothimera Uppudu Pindi.

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