Ragi Pachchai Maa Puli Upma Recipe – Ragi Flour Upma Recipe

Pachchai Maa Puli Upma is an heirloom recipe of Tamilnadu and generally prepared in tamilian homes. This upma is traditionally made of raw rice flour, sour curd, curd chili/mor milagai along with seasoning of mustard, chana dal, urad dal, asafoetida, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves.  Ragi Flour (Finger Millet/ Nagli), Curd (Dahi / Yogurt), Salt, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), White Urad Dal (Split), Asafoetida (hing), Green Chillies, Ginger, Curry leaves, Ghee, Curry leaves, Oil   For the upma batter 1 cup Ragi Flour (Finger Millet/ Nagli) 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , beaten Salt , as required For seasoning 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch 3 Green Chillies , chopped 1/2 inch Ginger , chopped 1 teaspoon Curry leaves , chopped  4 tablespoons Ghee 1 teaspoon Curry leaves , chopped  Oil , as required for seasoning and making the upma     10   15     To begin making the Ragi Pachchai Maa Puli Upma recipe, make a thick batter out of ragi flour, salt and beaten curd in a bowl.The consistency of the batter should be that of an idli batter. If needed add little water to get the thick pouring consistency. You will need approximately 3/4 to 1 cup of water.Heat a pan/kadai and add ghee. Do the tempering of mustard, urad dal, green chillies, ginger, asafoetida and curry leaves. Allow the urad dal to turn golden brown and crisp.Transfer the Ragi Pachchai Maa Puli Upma batter to the pan with the tempering and cook till it absorbs all the moisture and becomes grainy and little crispy. Cook on medium heat. It takes about 3 to 4 minutes for it to become grainy and cooked.If you feel the Ragi Puli Upma is too dry, you can sprinkle some water and cook it further. Keep the pan covered and mix a couple of times in between and serve the Pachchai Maa Puli Upma immediately.Serve the Pachchai Maa Puli Upma along with Masala Chai for weekday breakfast or a evening snack and makes a great indian diabetic breakfast too!