May 17, 2010

Semolina Upma with Buttermilk- "Sanja" ....A different recipe than regular Upma

"Sanja" is a Marathi word and probably this recipe belongs to Maharashtra. My mother - in law makes this dish. This one is like Upma but the main difference lies in adding buttermilk. Butter milk actually adds the sour taste to Sanja. This recipe is pretty fast once you make butter milk and great for people with upset stomach :)), kids, oldies ...But yes, a different taste can be enjoyed by anyone.


Ingredients: Serves: 2-3

1 cup Semolina (Rava)
3 cups Water
2 tbsp Curd
Green chili paste to taste
1 tbsp Roasted Peanut Crush
Salt to taste
1 tsp Turmeric powder
For tempering -
Oil, Mustard seeds, Asafetida,
Cumin seeds, 3-4 Curry leaves (optional)
Fresh Chopped Cilantro for garnishing

Method:

1. Add curd to the water, whisk it and make buttermilk.

2. Heat oil in a shallow pan and add the ingredients for tempering. When they sizzle add chopped green chili, turmeric powder. Stir and immediately add peanut crush and semolina.

3. Now keep on roasting semolina for a while till you smell a nice flavor or till the semolina becomes little lighter.

4. Now add buttermilk and make sure you stir in continually while adding buttermilk to semolina. This is actually to avoid any lumps of semolina getting formed.

5. Now add salt, adjust the chili paste and turmeric powder as per taste and color. Let it cook for sometime, till it thickens or reaches the consistency you want. Stir in between. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.

Tips:

One can also add few lime juice drops to this.

30 comments:

  1. Semolina upma with buttermilk is new recipe to me, Looks really good. We add buttermilk for rava idly.

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  2. my nani adds buttermilk..long the tang...our sayurday bf...love it...love the pics....

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  3. Semolina upma with buttermilk sounds truly interesting and fabulous..luks awesome..

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  4. Love the pics... Looks yummy and delicious..

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  5. Interesting recipe.Looks lovely.

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  6. wow this is really different..looks so delicious

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  7. Thats a very new recipe. Thanks for sharing and beautiful clicks :)

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  8. I love this combo of buttermilk and sooji.. my MIL makes this often.. Nice click

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  9. It's a different combo. Lovely clicks. Dish looks scrumptious and delicious.

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  10. What a terrific color!!! Adding buttermilk to this must have added great taste. Lovely click dear....
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  11. saanja looks so delicious! its one of our favorite Sunday morning breakfasts.

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  12. Woow, upma in different form dear saanja is new to me, well presented n beautiful click.

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  13. Very interesting way to do upma, surely will try this..

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  14. Upma with buttermilk sounds interesting... beautiful clicks!

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  15. upma looks beautiful. Lovely click. Would have tasted great with buttermilk. sounds unique.

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  16. Nice variation from the usual...love it.

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  17. Thats an interesting dish..Love the clicks..

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  18. Interesting...Looks beautiful ! we too have posted a khara bath today :-)

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  19. Its one of fav breakfast..Looks so delicious.

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  20. Beautiful pic, quite new to me but looks so yummy dear....

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  21. sanja is my favorite snack, luv ur version and click!

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  22. Sounds like a delicious breakfast! Nice pic too! I like how you have lined up the peanuts! Makes the pic really cute! :)

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  24. I love buttermilk in Upma..many gujarati people adds it..nice click!

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  25. This is very new to me,I am big fan semolina,will sure try this out!

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  26. Upma with buttermilk sounds new .Will give a try!!
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  27. Love upma and it is amazing that we have never eaten sth like this before, have to make this one...u have a beautiful blog!

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  28. Sanja looks Luscious...It is my favorite one....

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  29. Made it today and blogged. It came out so well. Thanks for this recipe :)

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  30. That's a wonderful breakfast... I wish I could have it today :

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