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May 4, 2010

Arisi Upma (Rice Upma)

Hello friends,
Greetings from India! I managed to post this recipe during my vacation. I will try to post more. Arisi Upma is a tiffin item made by cooking Rice and Dal with a few spices. It's a regular in our family cause we South Indians are fond of rice :)

Serves 2

Dry grind to a coarse mixture:
Raw Rice - 3/4 cup
Thur Dal - 2 tbsp
Red Chillies - 2
Jeera- 1/2 tsp

Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera- 1/2 tsp
Urud Dal - 1 tsp
Channa Dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Whole Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Ginger - 1/4 tsp grated

Other Ingredients:
Coconut Oil - 2 tbsp
Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
Water - 21/4 cups

Heat both coconut and cooking oil. 
Season with ingredients mentioned above.
When mustard seeds crackle and dals turn golden brown, add water and bring it to a boil.
Add roughly ground rice and dal mixture and salt.
Simmer and close the lid and cook till rice is done (12-15 minutes).
Serve with chutney or sambar. 

Do not grind the rice too much. Grind it just enough to break into small pieces.
When Upma is warm, you may shape it into oval balls and serve as kozhakattai.


  1. Ilove upma and this looks so so good.

  2. When I saw ur post in reader had a smile to a mile.....:) becos missed ur posts so much! Still had been peeping into ur older posts apo apo.....Tried ur beetroot halwa also super yum.

    What should I say abt this arisi upma looks soo gud...Enaku upmave romba pidikum so sure to like this too. Pic as usual kalakal :)

  3. Interesting upma.. looks wonderful.. lovely presentation dear!!

  4. Seems u r enjoying ur stay Mahi..arisi upma looks tempting!!

  5. heard about this arisi upma..never tried it..really yummy upma..
    nice picture .i have a question which rice u used for this recipe

  6. Love this rice uma.Nice pic.

  7. Nice upama.. looks so delicious..

  8. this looks soo good .. Have a nice vacation

  9. wow! That looks great ..Happy vactaion!

  10. Its been so long since I have made them that I almost do not understand if the since has to be mushed or must it stand apart. Thank you for the recipe.

  11. This looks so tempting!! The coconut oil must have added so much flavour!!

  12. upma looks very tempting...
    nice click :-)

  13. Upma looks so delicious... Enjoy your stay in India!

  14. arisi upma looks yum. Hope u r having good time in chennai

  15. One of favourite breakfast food

  16. Hi,

    first time here and this rice upma is new to me
    Good to know about your blog...Happy to follow you :)

  17. my FIL's favourite. looks yum and great click.

  18. Looks delicious! Love your picture!

  19. This is new to me and looks just delicious....

  20. lovely pic and upma looks tempting.

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  22. First time in ur blog...good collections of recipes and awesome clicks

  23. my family loves upma...thisone new to me, looks very tempting..bookmarking it..enjoy India!

  24. wonderful new recipe for me. thanks.

  25. first time am visiting your blog,its very good..can we call this as uppudu pindi.In Andhra we make this upma with raw rice ravva,and call it as uppudu pindi..

  26. Of all rice upma receipes, this looks simple and works out well :) Thanks


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