South Indies: Akki Tari Uppittu | Broken Rice Upma

Sunday, January 08, 2012

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 - Akki Tari Uppittu

It's raining Avarekai 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 Karnataka Avarekalu

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??

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Broken Rice/Akki Tari
  • 1/2 cup Avarekaalu (Lilva Papdi)
  • 1 Bunch Sabsige Soppu (Dill Leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1.5 teaspoon Greshly cracked Pepper 
  • 2 Green Chilies - Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Grated coconut (Fresh/Frozen)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • Fresh Coriander for Garnish 
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 2.5 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 ...

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