Apr 29, 2008

Tamarind Upma

I found this recipe in Mallika Badrinath's book on Microwave cooking..It sounded too simple to make and a quick breakfast to make especially during busy mornings..It also was something different from the normal upmas we make..It was spicy and tangy..Here goes the recipe..


Rava / Sooji - 1 cup
Thin tamarind extract -3 cups ( extracted from lemon size tamarind)
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Sambhar pwder - 1 1/2 teaspoons
Sago(soaked) - 1 tablespoon (optional)
Onions - 1/2 chopped finely
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhall - 1 teaspoon
Bengalgram dhall - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Ghee- 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves -1 tablespoon chopped


Mix 1 teaspoon of oil, mustard seeds, urad dhall and bengalgram dhall and micro on high for 3 minutes in a half-closed bowl..
Add the onions and micro high for 2 minutes in the half closed bowl..
Add the remaining ingredients (except ghee and coriander leaves), mix well and micro on high for 5 to 6 minutes in open bowl, stirring twice in between..
Mix the ghee and coriander and microwave for 1 minute in the open bowl..

Serve hot with pickle or chutney of your choice..

This is my entry to WBB - Microwave foods hosted by Easycrafts..


  1. Just 1/2 hr back i was going this recipe in Mrs mallika Badrinath's book.Looks Yummy Divya

  2. looks so good, Divya! really easy MW breakfast. nice entry. Tamarind has given a nice color to it.

  3. Looks yummy, love the picture. Tamarind is a nice twist to the normal upma

  4. Looks great! A lovely variation.

  5. That would definitely give the upma a great taste.

  6. WOW Divya, Upma looks awesome, very nice recipe dear. Thanxxx for sharing!!! Love the pic.

  7. nice combiof tamarin dwith upma,,good entry

  8. thats new to me.. never added tamarind to my upma, will try that.

  9. WOW! this is such a different recipe! Sounds YUM!!!!

  10. Tamarind in upma, is totally new for me. Like the ingredients in it.

  11. I ve seen the recipe of her, but tamarind didn't tempt me in upma , but it looks awesome Div

  12. I like puli upma....haven't tried in the mw so far...

  13. Hello dear girl!:)

    I "roasted" the rava in MW too yesterday for Idli, really works. Upma looks yum, got to try in MW.

  14. I didnt get ur mail regd this post for the event...am picking up the details myself..hope thats ok

  15. Love the idea of using tamarind in upma! I just adore anything sour! :)

  16. Thanks for this recipe. I am always looking out for breakfasts that can be made in a giffy.

  17. looks delish, a great variation of upma... will try it soon.

  18. nice easy recipe divya.You know I love anybody with this name.Iam always in the look out for easy microwave recipes.thank you for this wonderful recipe.came to know about your blogs from ur comments in mine.Thank you for that too

  19. aah upma with a tang... at first i wud think puli in upma... but urs does give a push to try it divs...


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