This traditional dish is a well recognized, much liked and enjoyed snack in India. It is reported that Bill Gates, the Microsoft CEO, during his visit to India, took a liking to uppamma and ordered it a few times! The dish can be served as a snack or as a light meal.



Category: Main dishes, Recipes, Side dishes



  • 1 cup de cream of wheat, coarse variety
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tbl spoon of finely chopped ginger
  • 1 green chilly finely chopped
  • 1 tbl spoon of water or margarine
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp of split peas
  • 1 tbl spoon of finely chopped cashews
  • 2 tbl spoon of cooking oil
  • Chopped coriander or curry leaves to garnish


  1. In a wide saucepan or wok, place the butter or margarine and roast the cream of wheat, in medium heat. Remove it and reserve in a different plate.
  2. Heat the cooking oil in the wok. Put the mustard seeds and let it pop.
  3. Add the split peas and let let it brown slightly.
  4. Add the onion, ginger and chilly and fry it mildly.
  5. Add the cashews.
  6. Add the 2 cups of water to the fried mixture and bring it to boil. Add salt.
  7. Bring the water to boil, reduce the heat to medium and gradually add the roasted cream of wheat.
  8. Stir the mixture gently, close to lid. The recipe will be ready to serve in about 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander or curry leaves before serving.
  9. Goes well with chutney, salad, yogurt, pickle, etc. Enjoy!

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