Ragi Upma (Finger Millet Upma) 

Ragi upma or finger millet upma is gluten-free and healthier when compared to regular suji (semolina)  upma. Earthy flavour of ragi paired with the tang from the tamarind and crunchy peanuts is absolutely delicious and a must-try!


Ingredients 3 cups ragi flour ½ cup tamarind 1½-2 cups water 1 tablespoon jaggery 2 tablespoon oil ½ cup peanuts 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon chana dal

Ingredients contd. 1 teaspoon urad dal 2 dry red chilli 8-10 curry leaves 1-2 green chilli or as per taste 1 large onion finely chopped Salt to taste 2 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped

Take ragi flour in a large bowl. Slowly add the tamarind water in small batches and rub it into the flour.

Add ½-1 cup water gradually if needed. The texture must be grainy and damp

Place this ragi mixture in a steamer bowl and cover with a plate or foil. Steam for 10 minutes

Fluff it up using a fork

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add raw peanuts and fry until they are crunchy. Set them aside

In the same oil, add mustard seeds and let them splutter

Add dry red chilli, chana dal, urad dal, green chilli, and curry leaves.

Saute for a few seconds

Add onions and fry until it is translucent

Crumble the steamed ragi and add it. Mix well

Sprinkle a few drops of water and simmer until the ragi soaks up moisture

Add fried peanuts and coriander leaves. Mix well

serve hot