Archive for April 6th, 2013

Red Capsicum Upma – ಕೆಂಪು ದೊಣ್ಣೆ ಮೆಣಸಿನಕಾಯಿ ಉಪಿಟ್ಟು

I love red capsicum. This Red Capsicum Upma – ಕೆಂಪು ದೊಣ್ಣೆ ಮೆಣಸಿನಕಾಯಿ ಉಪಿಟ್ಟು  has such a wonderful color with the redness coming from the capsicum and yellow from turmeric.



  • 2 cups Rava or Sooji or Rave
  • 1 and 1/2 cups evenly chopped Red Capsicum.
  • 4-5  green chillies.
  • 1/4 fresh finely grated coconut ( Optional)
  • 4-5 curry leaves finely chopped
  • 3 tsp finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • sugar to taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2-3 tsp Oil, and 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp channa dal, 1 tsp urad dal, 1/2 tsp turmeric, pinch of hing for seasoning


  • First, in a non stick pan or any deep vessel fry the rava continuously until it turns golden brown. Make sure it doesn’t burn out. Transfer this onto a plate.
  • Next, add  oil. When it is hot enough add all the seasoning ingredients one after another.
  • Add green chillies and curry leaves also. Add the capsicum and 3 cups of water and cover.
  • Let this boil until the capsicum is cooked.
  • Now add the  salt, sugar. Once this boils as well, slowly add the rava.
  • While you are adding rava, make sure there are no lumps, so keep stirring continuously. It should look watery when you have added all the rava.
  • Now, cover the vessel, and cook on slow fire for another 15-20 minutes, once the rava is cooked, add coconut, finely chopped cilantro and lemon juice.
  • Serve with chatnipudi and yoghurt. Enjoy.


P.S: Lots of other varieties of Upma are posted, check the food section.

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