Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Indian breakfast! Typical south indian breakfast items are Idly, Dosa, Vada, Upma. Uggani is a variation of upma and most famous in Rayalseema region of Andhra. It usually is served with mirchi bajji (What the rayalseema folks call it as 'Puggalu').

Puffed rice- 2 cups
Oil -3 tbsps
Onion- 1
Mirchi - 4-5
Turmeric -1 tsp
Mustard-1 tsp
Jeera -1tsp
Curry leaves-5-6
Salt- as per taste
Red chilli powder -a pinch (optional)
Roasted chana dal (Putnala pappu) - 1/2 cup
lenon juice- 1tsp (optional)

Soak Puffed rice completely  in water for 4-5 minutes and in the mean while, powder the roasted chana dal.

In a non-stick pan, add oil and when it is hot, add mustard seeds, jeera, curry leaves, onion, mirchi and fry them util onions are transparent. Add turmeric

Now squeeze the water from puffed rice and add it the pan.

Add salt, chili powder(this is optional) and mix the puffed rice well.

Add the finely powdered roasted chana dal to puffed rice and mix it well until it coats the puffed rice.

After 2-3 minutes of constantly stirring, squeeze lemon (Optional)

Serve with Mango pickle and Mirchi bajji

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