uppit recipe | maharashtrian style aate ka upma recipe

how to make upit

uppit recipe | maharashtrian style wheat flour upma recipe with step by step pictures

Uppit (उपीट) or upit is a Maharashtrain style upma recipe made from wheat flour or gehu ka atta. Some people also call it atte ka upma (आटे का उपमा). It is a simple, nutritious, and a very filling breakfast recipe. Uppit is very easy to make and needs minimal preparation. This is my Mum-in-law’s recipe, which she has learnt from her mother. So, this is a family recipe and we serve it with sweet lemon pickle.

how to make maharashtrian style upma from atta

First of all, a tempering is prepared with the usual ingredients such as ghee, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida/hing, curry leaves and, garlic. The onions lend a texture and slight sweetness while the green chilies add the heat. The turmeric gives it a light yellow color and a very earthy fragrance. And of course, the salt.

Then you add in the wheat flour and roast it with the masala. After roasting the wheat flour, it has a nice, light golden color and a very sweet fragrance. Add buttermilk to achieve a thick paste like consistency. Uppit has a slight sourness from the buttermilk, which is just so yum.

Continue to cook until the uppit comes together. Garnish with some more ghee and fresh coriander and turn the heat off. Serve it hot with lemon pickle or your favorite condiment. Make this maharashtrian style upit recipe using ghee instead of oil. It takes the flavours of this dish up a notch.

Some people like to roast the wheat flour separately using some ghee and then add it to the onion masala. If you wish, you may follow that method.

how to make uppit

If you are looking for popular breakfast recipes, do check out the rava upma recipe, sabudana khichdi recipe, kanda-batata poha recipe, and sabudana vada recipe.

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how to make aate ka upma recipe

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upit recipe | maharashtrian style wheat flour upma recipe
 
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Upit is the Maharashtrian style upma recipe made with roasted wheat flour. Upit is a very healthy, quick and easy to prepare breakfast recipe.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Ghee/clarified butter - 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida/hing - ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
  • Garlic - 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Green chilies - 3 to 4, finely chopped
  • Onions - 2 medium, finely chopped
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - 1 & ¼ cups
  • Curd - ½ cup, slightly sour
  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves - a handful, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Combine curd and water in a bowl. Whisk well to make buttermilk.
  2. Melt 2 tbsp ghee in a kadhai or pan. Add in the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Next, add the cumin seeds and let them crackle. Sprinkle the asafetida/hing.
  3. Now, add garlic and saute it until it turns golden.
  4. Toss in the onions and saute until they turn pink.
  5. Add curry leaves and green chilies. Saute for a few seconds.
  6. Add the turmeric. Mix. Saute for a few seconds until the raw smell of turmeric is gone.
  7. Finally, add the wheat flour and salt to taste. Mix well.
  8. Roast the flour with the masala stirring constantly on medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes. The flour will turn golden and give out a nice aroma.
  9. Now add the buttermilk little by little and stir. Make sure there are no lumps.
  10. The mixture should look like a thick paste. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes on a low flame.
  11. The mixture will come together when cooked through. Drizzle 1 tbsp ghee. Also add chopped coriander leaves. Give it a final mix.
  12. Maharashtrian style uppit recipe is ready. Serve hot with sweet lemon pickle. Enjoy!
Notes
Nutritional Info per Serving - Approximate Values
Nutrition Information
Calories: 179 kcal Fat: 3.5 g Carbohydrates: 32 g Sugar: 2 g Sodium: 25 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 5.5 g Cholesterol: 4 mg

maharashtrian style uppit recipe with step by step pictures below


Step 1

Combine 1/2 cup of curd (slightly sour) and 1 & 1/4 cups water in a bowl. Whisk well to make buttermilk.

making aate ka upma


Step 2

Melt ghee in a kadhai or pan. Use aluminum or steel kadhai for a better taste. I didn’t have one at the time so I used the non-stick one. Add in 1 tsp mustard seeds and let them splutter. Next, add in 1 tsp cumin seeds and let them crackle. Add 1/4 tsp asafetida/hing.

making aata upma recipe


Step 3

Add in 1 tbsp chopped garlic and saute it until it turns golden.

maharashtrian style aate ka upma recipe


Step 4

Add 2 medium onions, finely chopped, and saute until they turn pink.

maharashtrian style wheat flour upma recipe


Step 5

Now add 2 sprigs of curry leaves and 3-4 finely chopped green chilies. Saute for a few seconds.

maharashtrian style upit recipe


Step 6

Add 1/4 tsp turmeric. Mix. Saute for a few seconds until the raw smell of turmeric is gone.

maharashtrian style uppit recipe


Step 7

Add 1 cup wheat flour and salt to taste.

making maharashtrian aata upma recipe


Step 8

Mix well. Roast the flour with the masala stirring constantly on medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes. The flour will turn golden and give out a nice aroma.

making maharashtrian upit recipe


Step 9

Now add buttermilk little by little and stir. Make sure there are no lumps.

making upma with wheat flour


Step 10

The mixture should look like a thick paste. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes on a low flame.

making upma with gehu ka atta


Step 11

The mixture will come together when cooked through. Drizzle 1 tbsp ghee. Also add chopped coriander leaves. Give it a final mix.

upma with wheat flour and buttermilk


Step 14

Maharashtrian style uppit recipe is ready. Serve hot with sweet lemon pickle. Enjoy!

making maharashtrian upit recipe

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Deepa
    April 20, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    This looks awesome! New recipe, gonna try it soon. My question is though, wouldn’t it affect the recipe since we’re using cold water/ buttermilk in it? Cuz in rava upma we use hot water so …

    • Reply
      Monica
      April 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Deepa. Thank you. I understand your concern. It won’t affect the recipe. Add buttermilk little by little so that the temp won’t drop drastically. Or you can add dahi, cook it. Then add hot water. Works well both way.

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