Remember those golden days when my mother used to help us out for trekking …
Days without mobile … days to get lost in jungle …
The main help was to support our food by giving us instant mix recipes,
On public demand I am adding few of them in next few days ..
First it starts with Instant Upma
Required material (quantity to suit your requirements)
Semolina (Upma Rava) ~ 1 glass
cooking oil ~ 2 table spoons
Green chillies ~4 nos
curry leaves ~7~8
mustard seeds ~small tea spoon
cumin seeds ~small tea spoon
white urad dal ~1/8 of a glass
turmeric powder ~small tea spoon
salt (as per taste)
chopped onion ~ 1 medium
Heat about 2 tbsp oil in Kadhai, splutter mustard & cumin seeds, add urad dal, wait till it changes colour (slightly), add turmeric + curry leaves + chopped green chillies + chopped onion, saute on medium heat to make crispy.
Now add semolina & roast on medium flame you will feel aromatic when semolina begins to change its colour. by this time you can add some salt to taste.
Allow it to cool & pack in an air-tight plastic bag. this is ready to carry instant mix for your trek.
At trek –
Heat water in kadhai (or what every you carry in trek), add our instant mix, keep stirring (this is must) till the mixture starts boiling. this should happen in 7~8 minutes, now allow the thing to cool. your trek-upma is read