or Ulcerable Upma or Unamiable Upma or Uglesome Upma.. I can go on and on.
Why so much hatred towards upma, you may ask. I will explain. But not before introducing upma to you.
Ah Upma! Take some roasted Rava (Semolina), then boil some vegetables in water, dump the roasted rava in the water, add masala thingamajig, stir till it forms a gooey lump and woohoo you have breakfast. (that’s my rough recipe for you). Tastes fine with the green chillies, carrots, beans, salt and all that. Problem begins when you turn the roasted rava INTO A LUMP OF CONCRETE
Now, do you know what else can be prepared using rava?
1. Rava Dosa!
Thin & crisp rava dosa, to be dipped in chutney & saagu/gravy.
2. Rava Vada!
Crisp hot vada’s, to be nibbled with chai, watching the rain outside
3. Rava Vegetable Cutlet
Crunchy crispy cutlets with a soft spicy veggie filling
4. Rava Fish Fry
Kane rave fry,crispy batter, soft protein filled seafood goodness inside.
Then for desserts you can have Rava Laddo, Rava Halwa, Rava Payasam, Rava Burfi… get the drift?
So, tell me dear Moms, Wives, Sisters & men of the world who cook; when there are so many other tasty dishes you can prepare using rava, why do you have to go and cook a lump of rava concrete? You know? After eating this concrete, the tummy feels nice and full. But hours later, it stays plastered to the walls of my stomach making me feel all pukey.
Please, lets stop teaching upma recipe’s to our daughters and sons, so atleast in their generation, this shoddy excuse of a dish ceases to exist and they shall live a happier life.
Thank You. #Upmahatersunite
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