Rice Uppuma - Rice Upma

Today we wanted to have something light for dinner. One of our all time favourite is Rice Uppuma. They prefer this than another uppuma variety. When I used to do with plain rice rawa they don't like it  but with Thuar Dhal and Pepper they love it.

Rice Rawa (broken rice) – 1 cup
Thuar Dhal - 1 tablespoon (Run it in mixie and powder it to rawa consistency) 
Pepper Seeds - 1 tablespoon (Run it in mixie and powder it to rawa consistency)

Red Chillies – 2
Asafotida – a pinch
Salt – ½ teaspoon
Bengal Gram Dhal – one teaspoon
Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
Mustard – ½ teaspoon
Curry leaves – few
Coriander leaves chopped 
Oil – 4 teaspoon


Sieve the powdered Dhal and Pepper so that the fine powder can be taken out (otherwise the uppuma will be in pongal consistency)
Mix dhal pepper rawa with rice rawa
In a kadai, put the the oil and when it is hot, add the mustard. When it pops up, add the dhals and red chillies (cut into bits), asafetida and fry till the dhals turn light brown. Add curry leaves and fry for a second. 
Add 3 cups of water along with salt. Bring to boil. 
When it starts boiling, add the rice/dhal/pepper rawa and stir well. Reduce the heat to minimum. Cover with lid. Stir now and then and cook till all the water is absorbed. 
If you want have roasted Uppuma continue Keep it in low flame till you get desired consistency.
My son loves being crispy so I leave it for another 15-20 mins