January 9, 2012

South Indies: Akki Tari Uppittu | Broken Rice Upma

Akki Tari is 'Broken Rice' & those of you who are not familiar with it, It resembles broken wheat in texture. It is very common to make Upma or Uppittu with Broken Rice in most Kannada households .. You add Avarekai or Flat beans & it becomes even more special ..

A Classic Breakfasts must be eaten in leisure along with some strong Filter Kaapi which is why it is reserved for weekends at home ..

Avarekalu - Flat Beans


It's raining Avarakai everywhere .. Do you need a better reason to make this??

I add a bunch of finely chopped Dill leaves, which lends a very beautiful flavour to the Upma .. This is optional though but Highly recommended, if you love Dill leaves


Akki Tari Uppittu

Broken Rice Upma takes longer to cook than the regular Rava Upma & it needs more water too .. Every cup of broken rice needs a little more than 2 cups of water to cook completely

Let's Make 'Akki Tari Uppittu' with 'Avarekai' .. Shall We??


How To:

  • Pressure cook or boil Avarekalu or flat beans in salted water. Drain & set aside
  • In a pan, dry roast Broken Rice for a couple of mins .. Don't allow it to change color
  • Heat Desi Ghee in a heavy bottom pan/kadhai .. Splutter cumin seeds & half of the cracked pepper. Add green chilies too & saute for about 20 secs.
  • Add Dill leaves & saute for about 2 mins. Add 2 cups of water into the pan, Add salt & bring it to a boil. As the water begins to boil, slowly add the beans & gently add broken rice as you keep stirring the mixture continuously to avoid any lumps.
  • Stir the mixture well. Add additional water if needed & cover with a lid for about 2-3 mins.
  • Add grated coconut, remaining cracked pepper & mix well to incorporate. Turn off the stove & transfer to a serving bowl .. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander

Serve HOT with a dollop of Desi Ghee  .. In Karnataka, it is very common to serve some Yogurt/Chutney Pudi/Pickle along with Upma .. Enjoi !!! And, Don't forget the Filter Coffee ...


30 comments:

Kannada Cuisine said...

Awwww....beautiful pictures, template and guess what akki tari uppittu is making my mouth water :)

Ambika said...

Lovely photograph Deesha!

Poornima Nair said...

Fabulous dish and awesome pictures!

Sravs said...

wonderful dish !! looks delicious !!

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yummy and delicious looking broken rice upma. Excellent prepaartion.

Deepa
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Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

thats delicious... the presentation is awesome... would love some for breakfast!

Prathibha said...

I had this for my lunch yesterday..but no avarekaalu..:(..looks delicious..loving the fresh look of the blog with those cute pics..

Priti said...

Gud to see that you have added more pics :) and lovely way to write ingredients ...this looks so yum ...

Aarthi said...

They look delicious..Mouthwatering

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow as usual awesome pics.. the tmeplate for ingredients is so so good..addition of dill leaves is stoo good option..

Hari Chandana said...

Healthy and delicious Avarekalu Uppittu.. Thanks for sharing dear.. My fav recipe :)
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Sum said...

My Favorite!

Priya said...

Wat a super filling breakfast or dinner, love the addition of dill leaves.

zareena said...

This looks perfect breakfast dish. I didn't know how to cook avarekalu. Thanks for sharing this dear.

Shilpa said...

Love it, beautiful presentation!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Liked your template. Lovely upma ..Where did you get fresh avarekai?

Cham said...

We make arisi upma but never tasted with the beans! The upma sounds very filling!

Vijitha said...

Healthy and delicious!! We make arisi upma but addition of beans is a good idea. I tried making upma with buckwheat and it turned out great. Turned out to be an another healthy alternative for dieters.

Anu said...

Beautiful pictures!!! looks delicious I too do this same way but i dont add lentils. Urs looks great

Sumi said...

Feel like having rice upuma right now. very nice pictures.

kittymatti said...

looks very delicious deesha!

BlueMist said...

where do I buy this broken rice in bangalore ? I love your recipes and nimbe saaru is such a hit in my household :)

DEESHA said...

@BlueMist: You get it in almost every grocery store in Bangalore. Just as for 'Akki Tari'

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Healthy recipe....looks wonderful and yummy.... nice clicks.

gwl said...

Nice site of Recipes, definitively would like to refer .
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Laavanya said...

I've only had these plain.. adding these beans is such a fabulous idea!

Pari said...

Nice clicks.I agree it's a weekend breakfast at my place too and though I'm not a big fan of dill leaves the idea still sounds interesting. We add pulsed tuvar dal too in this uppittu.

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Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

yum! i love avarekalu & now that it is in season i know just what to make next :)

Kadhyaa said...

hey Deesha, loved your new look very nicely done..

I havent tried averekaalu as of now of this season..looks great!

Miri said...

I never liked arasi upma when my mom made it, but then there wasn't avarekkai in it to make it so delicious!