29 Jul 2011

Corn Upma with Onion Tomato Chutney

          Upma was not my favourite dish as I found it very bland and mundane.  It has become one of the regulars at my dinning table as it is easier to make in minutes.  I brought a packet of broken corn kernels from an Indian grocery store but didn't know what to do with it. I have heard of corn upma but this is the first time I tried making it at home.


         It came out well with a completely different texture and a chewy feel. Delicately flavoured with ginger and chilli, it makes a warming delicious dish. You can make it more healthy by adding come veggies to it like carrots, beans, potatoes etc.

Broken corn pearls [medium]: 1 cup.
Onion [large]:1
Green chilli : 2.
Fresh ginger: 1 inch piece.
Salt: to taste.
Curry leaves: 1 sprig.
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp.


Channa dhal: 1 tsp.
Water: 2 cups.
Gingelly oil: 1 tsp.

Garnish: coriander leaves.

1.Slice the onion and green chilli finely. Chop the ginger to a mince.
2.Heat oil in a non stick pan on medium flame. Splutter the mustard seeds. Add the channa dhal and curry leaves.


3.Add the ginger and onion. Saute until golden.
4.Add the 2 cups of water and salt.Bring to a boil.
5.Add the broken corn pearls. Mix thoroughly and cook in low flame until all the water is absorbed and the corn is cooked.
6.Garnish with coriander leaves.

Keep warm and serve with onion tomato chutney.


Onion Tomato Chutney

          I love chutneys made with vegetables as they taste splendid and quite low in calories as well:) This is a yummy spicy chutney which can be made in minutes. It serves not only as dipping sauce for idlis and dosas but also works well as a spread for bread sandwiches and roti wraps.
         It also keeps well for upto a week and comes in handy in time of need like the morning rush hour or when unexpected guests turn up:)


         I personally don't like to add tadka [thaalippu] to the chutney as I feel it just add extra oil to the dish for no reason at all. Be my guest to do that step if you wish to by heating 1 tsp oil and splutter 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds and a sprig of curry leaves. Add this to the ground chutney, mix well and serve.

Small onions: 10-12.
Tomatoes [medium]: 2.
Red chillies: 2.
Whole garlic pods: 6-8.
Salt: to taste.
Gingelly oil: 1 tsp



1. Chop the onions and tomatoes into tiny pieces. Slice the garlic finely.
2.Heat oil in a non stick pan on medium flame. Add the garlic and red chillies.
3.Saute for 2 mins. Add the chopped onions, tomatoes and salt.
4.Cook for 8-10 mins in low flame until the onions are translucent and the tomatoes are melted.
5.Cool and grind to a smooth chutney.

Check salt and serve with corn upma.

Sending this to Sravani's  Cooking Concepts : Roti Patchadi/Chutney 


WWC-Corn for Dinner , event originally concieved by Sanjeetha KK ,guest hosted by me here for the month of July.


WWC Cornmeal for Breakfast  by Anu , an event originally by Sanjeeta KK .


Enjoy...

Scribbled by Reva

26 comments:

divya said...

looks delicious and beautiful...

Paaka Shaale said...

Lovely recipe and even lovlier presentation. BTW can I send my spinach and corn parathas to your event?

chitraj.hegde said...

Its looking so sooooooooooooo yummyyyy....The click make them alive.....good job..infact i was searching the recipe .....thanks for sharing...

Latha said...

Corn upma sounds delicious...cute pics.

Padhu said...

Yummy upma

harini-jaya said...

Lovely presentation and a cool idea!!

Priya Sreeram said...

good one - nice presentation

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Yummy looking one.

sangee vijay said...

very new recipe to me,sounds interesting..upma looks so inviting..lovely pictures Reva...

ANU said...

OMG! you clicks are so inviting that I am going into my laptop....gr8 art of photography...

most of the time I make corn idlis and upma...we love it...you are right it's very easy to make...

Luv'n Spoonfuls said...

This looks very much like the side dish you get sometimes here at Mexican restaurants, called 'masa', but with more spice than sweet. Looks quite yummy and I can't wait to give it a try...like I need an excuse to run back to the Indian store to buy a new product. Thank you for the inspiration, and my goodness your photographs are so beautiful. Maybe I can visit you and get some lessons someday! ;-)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Corn upma is new to me... Looks interesting...and as always superb presentation...

Vidhya said...

Beautiful presentation.Upma looks so tempting.

Pushpa said...

Delicious corn upma.

Shanavi said...

Beautiful presentation and love the combo of both..

Tadka Pasta said...

Truly beautiful combination of colors and flavors!

Vatsala. said...

looks delicious and nice clicks.

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Prathima Rao said...

Nice presentation Reva :) Corn upma makes a healthy & mouthwatering breakfast!! Would not mind waking up early on days we have this for mornings!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

schmetterlingwords said...

Hi Reva, corn upma is indeed new to me. Have heard of it though. Thanks for the recipe. I soooo love the second pic. Beautiful presentation :)

Suman Singh said...

Great presentation and love the flavors.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Beautiful presentation....looks yummy

Ambreen said...

That sounds interesting & delicious. Lovely presentation!

San said...

Iam so glad to follow such a beautiful space. Corn upma is new to me n it sounds yummylicious.

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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking upma

Asha said...

Nice & very interesting presentation..all in all...wonderful!!

semiya upma said...

very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards, upma recipe

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