Upma, when you want me to start running most of my childhood, in college and and even after marriage. it’s the same with my boys too. They till date hate it, while I add peanuts and loads of veggies and eat with my favorite podi and I started liking it, but couldn’t convince enough to make my boys eat it with a happy face.
My hubby coming from Kerala, is kinda ok to eat upma which is dry and like puttu texture but drier than that, but I just can’t eat that. Easiest cooking recipes are the most difficult ones for me. I finally learnt how to do it the way he liked it, but still he would prefer as the last option for his breakfast.
My boys like bread, while I usually don’t and now trying to avoid eating it. But found this nice 8 grain bread at costco, so thought of trying it sometime. But today I decided to cheat them with a combo of bread and upma as a sandwich and I totally won it.
They really liked it and wanted more. This makes me so happy that I can make it more often, as it’s easy too.
- 5 Bread slices (used 8 Grain Bread from Costco)
- 1/2 Cup Rava / Semolina
- 2 Tbsp Yogurt
- Salt and Water as needed
- 1/4 Cup Spinach / Cilantro / Any Greens
- 1/4 Cup Onion chopped
- 1/4 Cup Green Bell Pepper chopped
- 1/4 Cup Tomato chopped
- 1-2 Green Chilies chopped
- 1 Tbsp Cream Cheese / Butter / Ghee (Clarified Butter)
- In a bowl mix semoline, yogurt and add water as needed to make a very thick paste like consistency, so that it can be spread on top of the bread. Leave it for 10 mins.
- Add the chopped veggies and greens to the semolina mixture and mix well with salt.
- Take each slice of bread and spread the semolina mixture.
- Head a griddle, apply lil oil/butter/ghee and place the semolina side down and grill it until slightly golden brown.
- On top apply cream cheese/butter/ghee and grill again until golden brown and make sure the semoline bottom layer is cooked well.
- Remove it to a plate, cut into triangles and serve as is or with any choice of mint chutney or ketchup or dipping sauce.
- * you can use any kind of bread.
- * you can experiment with different kind of veggies or sprouts or meat as well.