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Samai Upma (Little Millet Upma)

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Samai (or Little Millet) is rich in fiber, Vitamin B, minerals, protein and iron. This upma made with Samai arisi is not only healthy but it is also delicious and easy to make.
Samai Upma (Little Millet Upma)
Samai – 2 cups
Onions – 8 to 10, finely chopped
Green Chillies – 4 to 5, slit lengthwise
Ginger – 2 tblsp, grated
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp
Bengal Gram Dal – 1/2 tsp
Saunf – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 2 tblsp
Ghee – 2 tblsp
Curry Leaves – few
Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped
Salt as per taste

Carrot, Beans, Green Peas – as required

1. Dry roast the samai for 2 to 3 minutes over low/medium flame.
2. Keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
4. Fry the urad dal, mustard seeds, bengal gram dal and saunf for 30 seconds.
5. Add the green chillies, onions, curry leaves and ginger.
6. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
7. Pour 6 cups of water and simmer for another 3 minutes.
8. Add the roasted samai and stir well.
9. Cook for a few minutes over medium flame or until the water has almost evaporated.
10. Add ghee and stir.
11. Garnish with coriander leaves.
12. Serve.

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