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Puli upma
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Puli upma recipe

Traditional South Indian breakfast recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, tiffin,
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1
Author: Jeyashri suresh



  • Soak a small gooseberry size of tamarind in warm water.
  •  Extract tamarind water from it using ½ cup water.
  •  In a wide bowl add the rice flour and salt.
  •  Pour the tamarind water and mix well.
  •  Sometimes all the water may get absorbed, it depends on the texture of the flour.
  •  The consistency should be slightly loose from the chapati dough.
  •  In a pan add oil and add mustard seeds and broken curd chilis.
  •  If you do not have mor milagai | curd chili, use the red chili.
  •  Once it splutters, add the rice dough mixture.
  •  Start stirring the dough.
  •  Break the lumps using the ladle.
  •  After 15 minutes, it will come to a sand-like consistency.
  •  Cook it at a low flame always.
  •  Switch off the flame.
  •  Serve hot. We love it with sutta appalam and sugar smeared on it.



Mor milagai gives a nice taste to the puli upma so do not skip.
2. You can use homemade rice flour or store-bought flour for making this Puli upma