Sunday, May 6, 2012

CORN POLENTA (coarse-ground cornmeal) UPMA

Ingredients :


Corn Polenta ( Coarse - ground Corn meal) - 1 Cup
Onion - 1 No (Sliced)
Tomato - 2 Nos. (Medium Sized) (Chopped)
Garlic - 2 Pearls (Finley sliced)
Green Chilies - 2 or 3 Nos.
Ginger - 1 Teaspoon (Finely Chopped) 
Asafoetida - A Pinch
Oil - 2 Table Spoon
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
Urad Dal - 1 Teaspoon
Coriander Leaves - 1 Table Spoon
Curry Leaves - 4 or 5 Leaves.
Lime juice - 1 Teaspoon (Optional)


Method :


Dry roast corn polenta and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan, add mustards seeds, urad dal, then add sliced onion, garlic, ginger and saute with a pinch of salt for 2 minutes now add tomatoes and green chilies add asafoetida, and add 3 Cups of water, required salt and bring it to a boil, now add roasted corn polenta, mix well, and cook covered until its done. Lastly add lime juice, coriander leaves, curry leaves and mix well. Tasty corn polenta puma is ready. Serve with any chutney.


Notes :


Sometimes, you may need extra water than mentioned for the corn polenta to cook completely so keep some hot water in reserve, add if you need it.


Variation :


You can add finely chopped veggies of your choice :-)



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