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Upma: Cooking with Sujaya, Indian Cooking for Beginners

by Olga Rosales Salinas

Originally published at San Francisco Bay Area Moms.

This week on Cooking with Sujaya, Indian Cooking for Beginners, I learned about Upma, a traditional South Indian breakfast dish. After spending 5 minutes prepping and plating this flavor-packed dish, I’ve decided it is the first dish I feel comfortable making in my own home. I plan on making it for the week because it works as a dinner side dish and breakfast.

This was also the first time I tasted semolina, which has a sweet and nutty flavor with the consistency of polenta. After a quick surf on the net, I discovered semolina is made from actual flour, while polenta is made from boiled cornmeal. While they might have a similar texture, semolina is white, while polenta is yellow. In other words, if you like polenta dishes, you’ll love Upma!

Try this simple dish! It’s easy, affordable, and packed with flavor.


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