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Biyyam Pindi Upma / Rice Flour Savoury Porridge

South Indian style, vegetarian, gluten free, breakfast / dinner recipe which is simple, quick, easy to make. Recipe below has step wise pics and tips too.

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:5 mins  CookTime:10 mins  Cuisine:Indian


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Rice flour / Biyyam Pindi Upma , is one of the Upma recipes otherwise translated as Savoury Porridge is the cheapest, simplest comfort food of any common man in India. There are many varieties of Upma, while this is one of them made with Biyyam pindi / Rice Flour and few other pantry ingredients.

Its made as morning breakfast, for brunch with other items, or for dinner, for lunch boxes, or any other occasion as a supplement. It takes hardly 10-15 mins to make this superb simple dish. And is called as ‘Uppudu Pindi’ in South Indian Andhra state.

If you are new to this recipe, give a go and you will just love for its simplicity. This is a low calorie food, so adding this to my Weight Loss Food / Low Carb Recipes collection.

Possible Alterations for the recipe, ‘Rice Flour Savoury Porridge / Biyyam Pindi Upma’:

Vegan options: For making buttermilk, you might use Plant based/vegan yogurt instead of Whole Milk yogurt. Check the ‘SHOP’ section, below for the Vegan Yogurt option.

To add nuts: Yes, you can nuts like cashews, chopped almonds along with the other tempering ingredients.

Ingredients for Tempering:  Don’t try to avoid the tempering, as its the main source of flavour for the entire dish. You can add at least one or two available ‘ingredients for tempering’. Most importantly, try to add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

To avoid using Buttermilk: You might try using plain water, but I prefer using buttermilk as its gave the dish the pure white colour.

Using sour curd: This would be the best option for this recipe. It gives that tart taste for the entire upma. Which tastes good actually.

How to serve ‘Rice Flour Upma / Biyyam Pindi Upma’:

First best option is, to have it as it is without any condiment or accompaniment. Its just awesome on its own.

As shown in the pic below, we had this Upma with a condiment, South Indian style Mango Pickle, (recipe link⇒  Andhra Pesara Avakaya / Raw Mango & Moong Dal Pickle ).

Other condiments that go well with this dish are: 

Before starting to cook, please see the Tips mentioned at the end.

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Ingredients:

  • Rice Flour /  – 1 large cup/bowl
  • Buttermilk – 3  large cups/bowls
  • Ginger – 1 tiny piece
  • Salt – 1½ teaspoon
  • Cooking Oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Dry Red Chillies – 2    
  • Green Chillies – 4  
  • Curry Leaves – 5 to 6 
  • Onion – 1 large

Ingredients for Tempering :

  • Urad dal / Minapappu / Split Black gram – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds / Aavalu – ¼ teaspoon
  • Chana dal / Split Yellow gram dal – ½ teaspoon
  • Jeera / Cumin Seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Sesame seeds – ½ teaspoon

Special Ingredients:

  • Curd / Buttermilk
  • Curry Leaves
  • Ginger
biyyam pindi upma / rice flour savoury porridge

Step Wise Pics Procedure for ‘Rice Flour Upma / Savoury Porridge / Uppudu Pindi’:

PREP WORK:

  • Cut the green chillies length wise, chop the onions, tomatoes and ginger piece.
  • TO MAKE BUTTERMILK: Buttermilk is the liquid form of thick curd/yogurt. You can easily make it, by adding 3 cups of water to 1 cup of curd/yogurt. Just whisk them gently until it forms a liquid consistency.

COOKING:

Put a medium sized pan on stove top under medium flame. Add the oil and heat it.  Add all the items under ‘Ingredients for tempering’. Sauté them until they turn golden brown.
Now, add the red chillies, curry leaves and green chillies to the sautéed items in the pan. After a minute, add all the ginger and onion pieces. Stir fry the onions and let them become transparent.
In the meanwhile, take the rice flour/ biyyappindi into a bowl. Add the buttermilk to the same bowl. Thoroughly whisk both without any lumps.
after adding the flour mix while making biyyam pindi upma / rice flour savoury porridge
Put the flame to LOWEST possible, slowly add the liquid mix to the pan with left hand. Keep gently stirring continuously with the other hand.
just before switching off the stove while making, biyyam pindi upma / rice flour savoury porridge
Add the chopped coriander leaves, keep stirring and stirring gently until everything gets into a thick mass, as shown in the pic above. This takes 3 to 5 mins. At this stage switch the flame off.
biyyam pindi upma / rice flour savoury porridge
After 4-5 mins remove the lid, turn the flame off and serve the Upma. Done!! 

Tips:

  • Vegans can use curd / yogurt of plant based milk.
  • Don’t try to avoid the tempering, as its the main source of flavour for the entire dish.
  • Ratio of Rice Flour and Buttermilk is 1:3.
  • Adjust the salt and spice as per your taste.
  • You need to be careful that lumps are not formed, while adding the liquid mix. To avoid lumps, keep stirring continuously.
  • Storage: The shelf life of this item is 1 day at room temperature. But it can stored in fridge, warmed and served. Stays fresh in fridge up to 2-3 days.
  • It can be eaten warm or cold.

Result:

biyyam pindi upma / rice flour savoury porridge

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Rice Flour Savoury Porridge / Biyyam Pindi Upma

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South Indian style, vegetarian, gluten free, breakfast / dinner recipe which is simple, quick, easy to make. Recipe below has step wise pics and tips too.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • 1 Wide Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Sauce Pan / Vessel (for stove-top method)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Rice Flour / Biyyam Pindi
  • 3 cups Buttermilk / Majjiga
  • 1 inch piece Ginger / Allam
  • teaspoon Salt (or as per taste)
  • 3 tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 2 count Dry Red Chillies
  • 4 count Green Chillies
  • 5 to 6 count Curry Leaves
  • 1 large Onion

Ingredients for Tempering:

  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal / Minapappu / Split Black gram
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds / Aavalu
  • ½ teaspoon Chana dal / Split Yellow gram dal
  • ½ teaspoon Jeera / Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Sesame seeds

Instructions
 

PREP WORK:

  • Cut the green chillies length wise, chop the onions, tomatoes and ginger piece.
  • TO MAKE BUTTERMILK:
    Buttermilk is the liquid form of thick curd/yogurt.
    You can easily make it, by adding 3 cups of water to 1 cup of curd/yogurt.
    Just whisk them gently until it forms a liquid consistency.

COOKING:

  • Put a medium sized pan on stove top under medium flame.
    Add the oil and heat it. 
    Add all the items under 'Ingredients for tempering'. Sauté them until they turn golden brown.
  • Now, add the red chillies, curry leaves and green chillies to the sautéed items in the pan. 
    After a minute, add all the ginger and onion pieces.
    Stir fry the onions and let them become transparent.
  • In the meanwhile, take the rice flour/ biyyappindi into a bowl.
    Add the buttermilk to the same bowl.
    Thoroughly whisk both without any lumps.
  • Put the flame to LOWEST possible, slowly add the liquid mix to the pan with left hand.
    Keep gently stirring continuously with the other hand.
  • Add the chopped coriander leaves, keep stirring and stirring gently until everything gets into a thick mass, as shown in the pic above.
    This takes 3 to 5 mins.
    At this stage switch the flame off.

Notes

Please see the MAIN POST for recipe with step wise PICS & TIPS!
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