Suji Upma


2 cups semolina (sooji, rava)
1 carrot (gajar)
1/4 cup french beans (flas beans)
1 small cauliflower (phool gobi)
1 capsicum (shimla mirch)
1 onion (pyaj)
4 green chillies
1 lemon
6 tblsp oil (tel)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds (raai)
4 red chillies whole
2 tsp black gram split (urad dal)
10-12 curry leaves (kari patta)
1/4 cup green peas (matar) (shelled)
salt (namak) to taste

Method of Preparation :

Roast the Suji in a dry kadai without the color changing, remove and cool.

Cut the vegetables to small dices of equal size.

Chop onion, Slit the green chillies and squeeze the lemon, strain and keep juice.

Boil water, add little salt and cook carrot, beans and cauliflower for 10 minutes, drain and reserve.

Heat oil, temper with mustard seeds, red chillies, urad dal and curry leaves. Add the green chillies and stir.

Add the onion and cook for a few minutes. Add the capsicum and green peas and sauta for about 5 minutes. Add the cooked vegetables and salt to taste.

Pour 4 cups water and bring to boil.

When the water starts boiling, add the suji in a flow, stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.

Cook for a few more minutes stirring all the while.

Remove, drizzle lemon juice and serve hot.