Rice rava upma or akki tari uppittu recipe - an easy, delicious, authentic, traditional South Indian breakfast recipe from Karnataka, made with broken raw rice.
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 4to 6
Author: Dassana Amit
1cupriceor 200 grams rice - which yields 1 cup rice and 1 cup + ½ tablespoon of broken rice
2teaspoonwhole peppercorns(sabut kali mirch)
¾cupskinned lilva beans(avrekaalu or hyacinth beans) - you can use frozen or fresh ones. i used frozen beans
1teaspoonchana dal(split yellow peas)
1teaspoonurad dal(split black gram)
1finely chopped green chili(hari mirch)
1halved spicy dry red chili(sookhi lal mirch)
2tablespoonsof curry leaves(kadi patta)
salt to taste
Firstly, powder 1 cup of raw rice using an electric blender or food processor, running it briefly at first speed only. Do not make a fine powder. The grains need to resemble coarse semolina. You can also pulse the rice a few times instead.
Coarsely powder the whole peppercorns next. You can even powder both the rice and peppercorns together.
preparing rice rava uppittu
In a deep, thick bottomed pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil.
Add mustard seeds, split chana dal, urad dal, stir them for a few seconds.
Add finely chopped green chili, curry leaves and stir until the chana dal turns golden brown.
Then add ¾ cup of lilva beans, stir so that they get mixed in with the tempering.
Following this, pour in 2 and ½ cups of water. Add salt to taste. Bring this to a boil.
Then simmer until the lilva beans cook through.
Then add the powdered rice and peppercorns, give it a mix using a spatula.
Cook stirring now and again very well. Break lumps if any. Continue to cook until all the water gets absorbed and the broken rice cooks through.
This should take around 7 to 9 minutes at low-medium to medium heat. Once the grains are cooked through, turn off the heat. Cover with a lid for another 2 minutes.
Serve rice rava uppittu with curd or chutney powder or pickle of your choice.
Adding a teaspoon of ghee while serving enhances the flavor. But this is optional.
- as an optional addition, you can add 1 tablespoon of tuvar dal/split pigeon peas while grinding the rice and peppercorns and follow the rest of the recipe as mentioned. - you can also add 1 to 2 tablespoon of grated fresh coconut to the dish. If you wish to add, add the same when the water comes to a boil. - adding a teaspoon of ghee while serving, adds a lovely flavor. This is however optional.