Friday, July 22, 2011

Kayi Biyyam Uppindi | Coconut-Rice Upma...FFF#13

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This is the final week of my ongoing series Cooking with Family-Family Food Friday ,YES you read it correct,this is the last entry for my FFF series and I really thank you all for your support to me and my family members.If you have missed any of the previous posts in this series,check them here.
Today's post is sent to me by 'Savitha' who had already sent two wonderful entries earlier.Coming to the recipe,'Kayi Biyyam Uppindi' which can be translated as 'Coconut-Rice Upma' is a different traditional recipe and again is our community style breakfast.We generally say kayi for coconut and we use it a lot in our regular cooking,though I use it less...at my mom's place they use at least 2-3 coconuts per week.

This upma is not made with sooji,it uses rice and coconut and the process is quite different and makes the recipe unique.Rice is ground along with lots of coconut and spices and steamed like idly and then the upma is made with the crumbled idli mixture.The whole process is bit laborious process but worth the effort.I would like to thank Savitha again for sending this entry with step-by-step pictures.I am really impressed with the effort my family members had put in to take snaps and sending interesting unique entries for me and my followers.

Kayi Biyyam Uppindi/Kayi Uppittu Recipe:
(serves 2-3)

Ingredients:
2 heaped cups regular rice (sona masuri or equivalent)
3-3 1/2cups grated fresh coconut
2 1/2 tsp thick tamarind concentrate
18 red chillies
¼ cup jaggery
½ tsp baking soda
salt to taste

for Seasoning:
3-4 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard Seeds
1 tbsp urad dal
2 tbsp chana dal
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
a pinch of hing
a sprig of curry leaves
3-4 tbsp chopped coriander

Method:
  • Soak rice for 3 hours.Grind the soaked rice in a mixer into a coarse mix (add very little water if necessary). It should resemble the texture of the sooji and keep it aside.
  • Grind coconut with jaggery, tamarind, red chillies and salt into a smooth paste by adding little water.
  • Mix the two mixtures well, add baking soda and stir it well again. The consistency should be like idly batter.
  • Apply oil to the inside edges of a vessel and pour this mixture into a vessel (the quantity mentioned here will require 2 vessels)
  • Steam the vessels in a pressure cooker without any weight(whistle) for about 30-35 min over medium-high flame. You don’t have to put any lid on the vessel inside. This process is similar to making idly.
  • After the steamed batter cools down, crush it using your hand into coarse powder as shown in the picture.
  • Heat oil in a separate vessel and crackle mustard seeds.Add urad dal, chana dal, jeera, curry leaves and fry until they turn red.
  • Add the powdered mixture and mix well.
  • Keep stirring it in medium heat by occasionally sprinkling water (about 1-1.5 cup of water in total). This is required to soften the mixture and make it a little moist.
  • Finally, garnish it with coriander leaves and grated coconut.
Serve it hot and enjoy. This dish tastes really good with yogurt.


52 comments:

Ramya Bala said...

i have tasted this...m frnd prepared this for me...this tastes soooo delicious...very nice recipe

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely looking coconut and rice upma. Looks so vibrant and delicious!

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

suma said...

Rice rava upma is the closest I can think of when I see this. This is very different though. Sounds and looks delish, and worth the time and effort am sure!

Pinky said...

The Upma looks very nice and such a good color, The FFF series showcased so many new and traditional recipes.Good Work.

DEESHA said...

Awww sad that yr FFF series is coming to an end. I love Akki tari uppittu .. This looks great. We make the white version though

Nitha said...

Thats new to me... but interesting one..

Deeksha said...

This is very new kind of upma to me. BTW looks yummy! will try this! thanks for sharing.

Priti said...

New for me and looks yum ...lovely clicks and am feeling sad that the series is ending :(

Jay said...

this is just awesome ...yummmmy..
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hemalata said...

Delicious recipe,looks so yummy.

Hari Chandana said...

Such a delicious and tempting recipe.. yummy :)
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Kadhyaa... said...

we do the same recipe in a diffrent way this looks very nice

Prathibha said...

@Ramya...I m glad that u already tasted it...
@suma...akki tari uppit is completely different from this..will post that also very soon..
@Deesha,Priti....I m glad that u ppl liked my series...Would come wid a different n interesting theme soon!!!

Pushpa said...

Looks very delicious.

Santosh Bangar said...

super recipe of rice with coconut upma

Santosh Bangar said...

super recipe of rice with coconut upma

LG said...

Looks sluurrpiciously wonderfull Pratibha and Savitha. Thanks to both of you for posting.

My sisters mother-in-law makes awesome kayibeeyam uppindi. I am yet to try it in my kitchen. I just could not sum up so much effort for 'uppindi'! Easy is to tell her on phone before I land in Bangalore :D "attamma kayibeeyam uppindi kavali" and voila! my wish gets granted ;)

simply.food said...

Lovely dish I will book Mark and surely try it.

jeyashrisuresh said...

such an interesting recipe and must taste yum too. nice explanations and cute clicks

Radhika said...

It is always nice to know other cuisines. The recipe reminded me of rice rawa upma that we make only thing it will be white in color. the presentation is too good. Step wise explanation is great Prathy.

Kaveri said...

Bookmarked this wonderful dish...sounds very good and looks delicious too

Tina said...

sooo delicious and lovely.

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice interesting recipe..looks yumm

Marina said...

I never tried anything like this, it looks so yummi :)

divya said...

Wowww... Lovely and delicious recipe.. Looks gr8 !!

Priya Sreeram said...

pratibha thanks to you I saw some lovely recipes via FFF; good efforts

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Very love and tempting upma. Healthy also..

Cooking Foodie said...

This is new to me.. and looks delicious

Lipsy said...

Wow would love to try this yummy recipe:-)
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Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow this sounds interesting n tempting too

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

All ur recipe are amazing and unique...The clicks in various angle luks so professional,gr8.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Super rice uppindi. grandma makes this sans the jaggery... so beautiful... Awesome and professional clicks

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that is such an interested and yummy looking recipe. Very very new and looks mouth watering. What an amount of work and time has gone in there :)

ANU said...

never heard of this recipe...yummmm

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy interesting recipe...

Sensible Vegetarian said...

This sure is lovely and love those step by step photographs. Looks awesome.

Laxmi said...

Definetly a different and unique recipe.. Nice clicks..

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, this recipe is totally new to me, loved the idea, steaming like idly and then crumbling it for upma sounds great...delicious upma dear

aipi said...

Sounds yum ~ lovely clicks too :)
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Jayasri Ravi said...

wow, Rice and coconut good combo!, something new will definitely try it out!, lovely clicks yaar :)

Suma Gandlur said...

At first, I though another version of gojjavalakki. Very beautifully captured!

Priyanka Agrawal said...

beautiful clicks dear

Radhika@foodfor7stages said...

Love such traditional recipes. I would definitely want to make this one. Love all the spices/ingredients that has gone into this upma. yumm.

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks so delicious and tempting.

Ciccia said...

So delicious! I lived in New Delhi for 5 years and I just love Indian food. This made me so hungry. I'm following you from Rome! Have a nice weekend!

Plateful said...

This looks like a delicious twist to the classic humble upma. Lovely clicks and styling too!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

This is so new.. and looks to good.
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Uj said...

Another new recipe..There is much to learn in your blog.. lovely clicks as always :)

Mugdha said...

Woow it looks so vibrant and delicious...a new thing 2 me...u hav a gr8 space here..happy 2 follow u...enjoy..tc..:)

Deepti said...

thats a totally new recipe for me...Looks great n very very tempting...Thanks for the recipe

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Sushma Mallya said...

I haven't tasted this till now, but looks so inviting... Lovely recipe bookmarking this to try it:)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

OMG!!!!! snaps are awesome Prathy.. too tempting.. and the white serving plate is so beautiful :)

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