Thursday, July 26, 2012

Arisi Upma Recipe-Brinjal Gothsu-Side dish for Arisi Upma

Arisi Upma or Rice upma is a very common breakfast in most Tamil Brahmin houses.If you have rice rava ready, then this healthy breakfast can be put together in minutes using a pressure cooker.Now a days, due to the hectic work schedule, nobody has the time to make arisi upma in vengala panai as in olden days, so I have used the pressure cooker for preparing it. I have also given you the recipe for brinjal gothsu, which I consider as one of the best side dish for arisi upma and upma kozhukattai.

Arisi Upma-Rice Upma with Brinjal Gothsu

How to prepare Arisi Upma and Brinjal Gothsu

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 15 mins
Serves - 2

Ingredients needed

Rice rava - 1 cup (I have given how to prepare rice rava in my upma kozhukattai recipe, kindly refer it)
Water - 2 1/2 cups
Salt as required
Ghee - 1 tsp
Tur dal - 1/4 cup
Coconut (grated) - 1/3 cup

For the seasoning

Oil -3 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal (split) - 1 tsp
Hing - a generous pinch
Red chillies - 2
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece finely chopped (optional)
Curry leaves - few

Preparation

Easier method to prepare rice rava - Dry grind rice coarsely like rava.Sieve it and your rice rava is ready.Use the rice flour for some other purpose.For flavor, you can grind 4-5 whole black pepper,1/2 tsp jeera seeds/cumin seeds coarsely and mix it with rice rava. For more details refer my upma kozhukattai recipe.(link for which is given above).

Soak tur dal in hot water for 20 minutes.Drain the water completely, grind it coarsely without adding water and keep it aside.

Method

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, hing, red chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Fry till dal turns golden brown.

Then add the ground tur dal and fry nicely for a few minutes in low flame.

Add grated coconut and saute for a few more minutes.

Now add 2 1/2 cups of water, salt required and a tsp of ghee. When water starts boiling, keep the flame low and add rice rava stirring continuously.

Transfer the contents to another vessel and pressure cook for 3 whistles.(experienced persons can prepare it in pressure pan directly)

Once the pressure subsides, open it and mix it well. Serve hot steaming arisi upma with brinjal gothsu or sambar or chutney.

Brinjal Gothsu Recipe  (Kathirikkai Gothsu)

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 15 mins
Serves - 2

Brinjal chopped - 1 cup heaped
Onion - 3/4 cup finely chopped
Tomato - 1 cup finely chopped
Green chillies - 2 slit
Tamarind - small gooseberry sized ball
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp

Oil - 2 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - few

Preparation

Soak tamarind in hot water for 15-20 minutes, then extract 1 cup of  tamarind juice, discard the pulp.

Chop brinjals into small cubes or pieces.

Method

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it sizzles, add hing, curry leaves, green chillies and onion.

Fry till onions turn pink, then add chopped brinjals, turmeric powder, salt and cook till brinjals are half done.(close the lid and cook in low flame, sprinkle water and stir in between)

Once the brinjals are half cooked, add tomatoes and cook till tomatoes become mushy.

Now add tamarind water and boil well till the raw smell goes. Mix a tsp of rice flour with a little water and add to it. Boil for a few more minutes.(rice flour is added to thicken the gravy).

Serve rice upma with brinjal gothsu and enjoy this very healthy dish for breakfast or for dinner.

Hope I have done justice to my most favorite dish. If you have any doubts, use the contact form.

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  3. Arisi upma is my mom's favorite....your plate looks very tempting....even the brinjals peeping into it :)

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  4. thats a good one..super delicious...i love those brinjals !!

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  5. Delicious and fulfilling upma. My favourite breakfast.
    Deepa

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  7. wow padhu.. it looks delicious.. yummy breakfast..

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  8. Tempting and healthy breakfast,combo sounds divine.

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  9. My childhood favourite food....yum yum!

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  10. Great upma..yummooo..

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  11. Yummy recipe...looks delicious. love those cutely presented brinjals :)

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  12. woow...lovely presentation..i used to have rice upma with jaggery..this is a lovely combination...will try soon:)

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  14. looks yummy and tasty.. loved ur brinjals :)
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  15. Padhu, Very nice presentation.. Nice combination

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  16. Nice combo, nice & yummy recipe!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  17. Lovely combinations, both recipes sound wonderful. And these brinjals look so cute :)

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  18. looks yummmy and inviting... love your presentation.

    Chitra

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  19. Padhu.. after brinjals are half cooked if I add tomatoes they don't turn mushy.. looks like they are well cooked but I can find chunky pieces of it on gothsu.. I think better to cook tomatoes first so they can be mashed really well and then we can add brinjal.. what would u say abt that.. ? otherwise taste was really gud..

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  20. They will get cooked well if you chop it finely. Anyway, you can add tomatoes first and then brinjals. Thanks for liking the taste.

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  21. Nice recipe..But I do have a doubt whether i can use idli rava which we get in shops for making this upma..Wud be great if u clear it out

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    1. Yes, you can use idli rava and prepare the same upma

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  22. I like Sutta Kathirikka Gothsu, tastes better and comes out to be creamy in texture.

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  23. I tried this once and since then its my family's favourite on weekends or on gatherings as well... They specially ask me to make this when guests come as well.. I tried with idli rawa as well.. But ur style of making rava is the best.. Takes time but u get perfect result.. I never follow a recipe step by step.. I always make some modifications to it according to my taste but this one has perfect measurements and method.. Love it.. Thanks..

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  24. Salt & spices not required for Gotsu ?

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    1. I have written salt in the second sentence under method and I have use green chillies for the gothsu which is enough. Kindly read the recipe fully.

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  25. hi padhu, im a mouth watering fan who lives in damn PG.i remember my grandma prepares gothsu for ven pongal which was agmark brahmin gothsu. is that the same?if i prepare like dis will i get the same taste? :)

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  26. I made pongal and brinjal curry for my hubby. He loved it ... You have explained the things in a easy manner in which we can cook... Since I stay abroad... It's not easy to get ingredients... But like the way you have kept things so simple yet perfect...Keep up the good work... Awaiting your new recipes...

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  27. when my grandmother did rice upuma in vengalapanai there will be some scaling of upuma (browning) which used to be tasty. any idea how to get it. If necessary complete vengalapnai method be given
    thanks;.

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