I have already posted Vegetable rava kichadi, long back. This one is the simple version with out any veggies and tastes good for a quick and simple breakfast or dinner.
Rava - 1 cup
Water -21/2 cups
Onion - 1/2 of an onion
Green chilly - 4 (adjust according to ur taste)
Few curry leaves and cilantro
Desiccated coconut - 2teaspoons
Mustard seeds -1/2teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Hing/Asafoetida - a very generous pinch
Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Dry roast the rava until you get a nice aroma and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, let it pop up. Then add hing and cumin seeds. [Be careful, don't burn the hing or cumin seeds, if burnt, they give a bitter taste]
Add chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves.
Saute the onions for few minutes, until they slightly change in color. Then add 2 and 1/2 cups of water. Add the coconut, salt and sugar. Let it boil nicely.
Slowly add the rava, and keep mixing vigorously, with out any lumps. You may lower the flame while doing this.
The upma will become slightly thick, at that point keep the flame low and close the pan with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Open the pan, add chopped cilantro mix it well and put off the flame.
Quick and tasty uppuma is ready to serve. Enjoy it with pickle and sugar or with coconut chutney/sambar. Tastes good as such!! :)