Arisi Upma- Rice Upma

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Ingredients:
  1. Raw rice - 1 cup
  2. Water - 2 and 1/2 cups
  3. Toor dal - 2 table spoons
  4. Jeera - 2 teaspoon
  5. Grated coconut 1/2 cup
  6. Urad dal 1 teaspoon
  7. Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
  8. Dry red chillies - 4 or 5
  9. Hing - a pinch
  10. Oil - 2 tablespoon 
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Curry leaves - a few
Pre-preparation:
  1. Grind the rice to a coarse ( rava or baech sand like) consistency. Keep aside.
  2. Grind the toor dal, red chillies, jeera and keep aside.
Preparation:
  1. In a non stick skillet or any Kadai, pour the oil. Add mustard seeds, urad dal. After the mustard splutters, add water, salt and hing.
  2. Add the ground toor dal mix( step 2 of above).
  3. Add the ground rice.Add the curry leaves.
  4. The rice will start to absorb the water and will start to thicken in 5 minutes. Add the grated coconut.
  5. Pour this half cooked in a cooker container and pressure cook for 15 minutes.
  6. After the cooker cools down, mix the now cooked uppuma from top to bottom. ( this will distribute the mustard seeds, urad dal that might have settled in the bottom)
  7. Serve hot with chutney or sambhar. 'Kotsu' or 'masiyal' tastes better.