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November 22, 2011

Green Gram Rice Upma - Paasi Payaru Recipe

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I made this upma for dinner yesterday. Its a simple one pot meal. It tastes best with sambar.I add equal amount of rice and green gram dal ( Pacha Payaru/Paasi pauaru in Tamil) in this upma. So its very filling and rich in protein. We wanted little mushy. So I added more water.But if u add the quantity of water given below, u'll get the rice grains separate and fluffy. Please use the water according to your choice.
green gram upma

1 cup - 200ml
  • Steamed rice or Raw rice - 1/2 cup
  • Green gram / Pacha payaru - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1- 1.25 cups
  • Salt - As needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Channa dal - 1/2tsp
  • Green chilly - 2 no (slit into two)
  • Curry leaves - A few
  • Ginger- 1 inch (cut into pieces)
  • Hing / Asafetida - 3-4 generous pinches

  • Heat a kadai and dry roast the rice till it slightly puffs up.
  • In the same kadai add a tsp of oil and roast the green gram until nice aroma arises.It may take 5-8 mins.
  • Now heat 1 tbsp of oil and temper the items given above in the same order.
  • Then add the roasted rice and dal. Add the required water and salt .Transfer everything into a pressure cooker.
  • Add a drop of oil and a pinch of hing .Pressure cook for one whistle.
Delicious upma is ready to serve. I served with AAB sambhar.

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  1. Healthy and delicious Upma...looks yummy!

  2. Hi Chitra,
    Thanks a lot for visitng my space and leaving such lovely comments.

    You had a really good blog with such useful info on each recipe ingredient. Very nice idea!

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  3. Deliciously Healthy & a quickie too.... I love such tempting rice preps.... :D

    Ash... :)

  4. Omg, super delicious and irresistible upma..

  5. Healthy upma,looks inviting and filling.

  6. nice! looks like a cross between upm, pongal and khichdi! yumm1

  7. that's a very healthy and filling breakfast or dinner option...:)

  8. innovative flavors n looks especially tasty chitra..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  9. this looks wonderful
    thank you for sharing the benefits of green gram

  10. Healthy n delicious upma sounds interesting...wonderful info!!

  11. Adding dhal to the upma makes it more filling and protein rich. Nice idea to balance the nutrition.

  12. Adding dhal to the upma makes it more filling and protein rich. Nice idea to balance the nutrition.

  13. Healthy and tasty upma...filling for breakfast too

  14. thanks for visiting my space n your wonderful comments.....u too hav a wonderful space here.....upma is one of my daughter's favorites...surely giv it a try next time.....following u too :-)

  15. Wow!,Luv it Chitra.A Versatile Blogger Award is waiting for U at my space.Come and collect it pls.

  16. wow, so healthy and delicious, bookmarked it..

  17. Healthy & tasty upma..Love it Chitra ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  18. That's surely a healthy one pot meal. And nice way to make us aware of the health benefits Chitra.

  19. Delicioiusly done upma..
    Following you :-)
    Hope u'll drop by my space n follow it too
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    Erivum Puliyum

  20. Deliciously done upma..
    following you :-)
    Hope u'll drop by my space n follow it too..
    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
    Erivum Puliyum

  21. My mum usually makes this rice and green gram combo as "Kanji" its more like a soup. Upma is a great variation, more flavourful too.I'd love to try this.

  22. healthy and filling upma, tasty indeed...looks inviting...thanks for visiting my space n leaving your lovely comment...just scrolled your recipes n love it totally...glad to follow you...plz do visit mine n follow me (if u like) and stay connected :) thank you!!

  23. Healthy, simple and delicious!

  24. Very healthy and delicious! Thanks for visiting & the following. You have a lovely blog here. Now following you :)

  25. Wow, nice recipe!! looks new to me..will try it sometime.
    Lovely blog..happy to follow u :)


  26. Hi!
    I love the Kitchen Clinic!!!! Useful information!!!!

  27. Hi, Am a Coimbatorian, In our place Arisiparuppu rice is very authentic, normally we also do green gram with rice, my mom do best, it resembles the same...


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