Makai Upma

Makai Upma

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Here is an offbeat upma that will blow your boredom away. Not made of semolina, wheat or any of the standard ingredients, the Makai Upma is not even made of native corn (jowar). It is made of crushed sweet corn kernels cooked in milk and perked up with green chillies and lemon juice, along with a traditional tempering, and a garnish of aromatic coriander. This is one upma that is sure to be enjoyed by not just adults but kids too!

Makai Upma recipe - How to make Makai Upma

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 servings
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1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 1/2 tsp chopped green chillies
1/2 cup milk
salt to taste
1/2 tbsp lemon juice

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and green chillies, mix well and cook on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the corn, mix well and cook on a slow flame for about 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the milk and salt, mix well and cook a slow flame for another 5 minutes or till the liquid evaporates, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy229 cal
Protein6.6 g
Carbohydrates33.8 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat8.4 g
Cholesterol8 mg
Sodium16.9 mg
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Makai Upma
 on 27 Mar 15 02:50 PM

This recipe is really quick and delicious. The natural sweetness of the corn gives an amazing taste to this upma. The tempering of the few spices adds a mild yet delicious flavour to this recipe.Wonderful!
Makai Upma
 on 17 Sep 14 01:25 PM

Its a delicious and quick recipe. Not so spicy yet tasty.