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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Avarekai Uppittu/ Avarekai Upma

Here's another karnataka speciality dish for you, people. Refer to my previous post on Avarekai Sambhar for details about Avarekai. Avarekai uppitttu is usually made for breakfast or for tea time snacks. My blogger friend Manjula requested this recipe saying, shez heard so much about Avarekai Uppittu from kannadigas that she wants to have it too!! Hope you all like it...


1/2 cup Sooji Rava/Semolina
1 Medium sized Onion, finely chopped
1 cup Avarekai
1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
1 tsp Jeera
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp Grated coconut
1 Green chilli, slit lengthwise
2 tsp oil
1 tsp Sugar
2-3 Curry leaves
A pinch of haldi
Salt as per taste

  1. Dry roast rava in a kadai until it turns golden brown and the raw smell disappears. Keep aside.

  2. Cook avarekai with salt water until it turns soft and keep aside.

  3. Heat oil in kadai. Add mustard seeds, jeera; Add Haldi, curry leaves, green chilli and pepper powder after the seeds splutter.

  4. Add the chopped onions and fry till it turns transparent.

  5. Now add 1.5 cups of water to the onions. Add avarekai, salt and sugar and mix well.

  6. After the water starts boiling, add rava little by little. Stir continuously so that lumps are not formed.

  7. Cook covered for about 2 mins. Add grated coconut and mix well.

  8. Remove from stove; Add lemon juice and serve hot!! I love Avarekai uppittu with pickle and sugar..... Sounds like a weird combo, but it tastes really good!!! :)


Unknown said...

hey ramya, churmuri looks tasty and so does this upma :) .... good going !

Manjula said...

Thank you so much for posting this one. Is AvarekaLu same as Lima beans?

Ramya's Mane Adige said...


ummm.... No Manjula, not really. Lima beans is different. Avarekaalu will be available under the name 'Surti Papdi Lilva' in Indian stores. Check it out in the frozen section!!

Roopa said...

wow i long for this here i don't find even in frozen section. At times we can find fresh avarekai very rarely!love this

Sia said...

i have seen lilva beans in frozen section ramya and use it to make kachories. u have got 2 differnt recipes. back in india my mother hardly used to cook using avarekai.
i usually fry rava for a minute and then add water. i see that u bring water to boil n then add rava. guess it wont make much difference:) thanks for the recipe. will bookmark this famous b'lore recipe:)

FH said...

I was going to make this Ramya.I love avarekal uppittu!:))

I git some frozen avarekalu,will make it my way and post sometime later.

Looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Ohh I love this uppittu. I made it couple of times in Bangalore. My friend gave few recipes with it, but I didn't know what it is called in English so could not pick up from Indian store. I am sure I have seen it in Indian store here.

Manjula, avrekalu is smaller than lima beans. In Bangalore, we used to get some peas kind of beans which needs to be peeled and inside you can find these avrekalu. Many times these avrekalu are again peeled to remove the skin and then used. The outmost covering is harder than those of peas.

S said...

good recipe...thanks for sharing..cool pic

Shimogait said...

No Avarekai in Syracuse. I checked in quite a lot of stores!!!

Ninna manege baroke force maadat eddiya neenu!!!...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...


Glad you like it too... do try it out when you get Avarekai in your Indian store.

@ Sia,

Yeah, I dont think it would make much of a difference though....


Bhatta.... hogli bidu. eegladru namma manege baro plan maadu ;)

SpiritMonk said...

Hi ramya avare
nimma blog nodi nanage nanage hotte thuma oota maadia haage anisithu.
I always call up my mom to get the recipe normally she does.And finding my fav dish avarekaluppittu here was really heaven for me.
Soon as I saw ur blog today, I did that, too good, .

Ramya's Mane Adige said...


Thanx a lot!! Glad you liked my blog. Hope you enjoyed the uppittu. Keep visiting for more recipes!!

Anonymous said...


Uppittu looks great. One small suggestion, if this upma is prepared with Upma rava or Bansi rava, it comes out much more tastier.

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