Vegetable Upma/Nonta Suji

It has always been our priority to start a day with healthy breakfast. At the same time, these days, leading fast lives, we can’t afford to go for a lengthy recipe. Although our taste bud always look for something different from regular bread and butter. Vegetable Upma, a savoury dish mainly with semolina and few vegetables, would be a great option for a healthy yet tasty breakfast. Althoug a South Indian delicacy, it is quite similar to our daily food and we Bengalis often call it “Nonta Suji”, ‘nonta’ means savoury and ‘suji’ stands for semolina. My mother used to make it often for breakfast and even for lunch during my school days. The present recipe is very simple and pretty similar to the usual upma recipe. So have it and stay healthy 🙂

Vegetable Upma or Nonta Suji

Vegetable Upma or Nonta Suji

Ingredients to serve 3-4 :

  1. Semolina/Suji – 1 cup
  2. Diced carrot – ½ cup
  3. Chopped green bean – ½ cup
  4. Chopped onion – 1 (large)
  5. Chopped green chilli – 2-3
  6. Ginger mince – ½ tbspoon
  7. Fresh curry leaves – 10-12
  8. Roasted peanut – 2 tbsnoon
  9. Black mustard seed – ½ teaspoon
  10. Salt & sugar to taste (sugar is optional)
  11. Cooking oil – 2 tbspoon
  12. Ghee – 1 teaspoon (optional)
  13. Water – 3 cup

Procedure :

Heat oil in a frying pan or kadai over medium heat.

Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Now add green beans and saute for 2 minutes.

Add diced carrot and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add chopped onion, chopped green chillies, ginger mince and salt, cook till the onion gets soft.

Now add curry leaves and roasted peanut and cook for further couple of minutes.

Then add the water, sugar and 1 teaspoon ghee. Let the water comes to boil.

Now gradually add the semolina and give it a good stir. Cover the pan with a lid and put the flame on low.

Switch off the flame as all water dries up.

Give it a 2-3 minutes standing time and then serve hot.

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5 thoughts on “Vegetable Upma/Nonta Suji

    • It is my favourite too, Aruna…..I generally prepare it once a week……for a long I was planning to post it….at last I did….😊
      Looking forward to your recipe….that must be authentic one…..then I can improve my recipe too…..😊

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