Rava/rawa/ravai/sooji - upma/uppittu/uppindi
Sooji coarse - 2 cup
Onion - 1 medium chopped fine( or thin long slices)
Green chillies - 5 ( slit long)
Ginger - 1 inch piece( chopped into thin pieces)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Cilantro - few chopped
Salt as needed
Oil - 3 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp(optional to put on top)
Heat a pan and dry roast rawa in medium flame till they are very light brown ...remove and keep aside.
In the same pan heat 2 tbsp of oil and add channa dhal, mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves...when they splutter up add onions and fry till transparent...next add green chillies and ginger pieces...saute together for 2 minutes and add 5 cups of water...add salt and allow the water to bubble up very well...reduce flame and add fried rawa very slowly...adding very slowly will avoid any lumps to form..keep stirring when you are adding rawa...mix well and add another tbsp of oil...cover and allow it to cook for another 4 - 5 mts...stirring in between...garnish with chopped cilantro. Add ghee if needed..serve with pickle and enjoy your rawa upma.