Ingredients for lamb chop

Lamb chops -3

Ginger garlic paste- 3 tsp

Chilli powder- 1 tsp

Curd – 2 tsp

Star anise powder- 5 gm

Sugar – a pinch

Desi mustard paste

Salt – as required

Lime juice – half tsp


Chilli tomato sauce-1 tsp

Marinate the lamb chops with the above ingredients leave it for an hour. Grill the lamb chop and top it with chilli-tomato sauce

Ingredients for upma

Green chillies (chopped) – 1 small

Ginger (minced finely) – a small piece

(about 1 inch long)

Onion (chopped into fine pieces) – half


Curry leaves – a sprig

Rava/wheat semolina (sooji) – half cup

Mustard Seeds – 5 gm

Oil – 1 tbsp

Salt – as required

Water – 1 cup

Turmeric powder- as required


Lightly fry the rava in a non-stick pan until it turns light brown. Stir continuously. Add 2 tbsp oil in another pan and splutter mustard seeds, add turmeric powder.

Add onions, green chillies, red chillies and curry leaves and sauté till the onions become tender. Add ginger and sauté for two more minutes. Add water and a little salt and allow it to boil. Add the fried rava into the boiling water stirring continuously, so that no lumps are formed. Cover the pan and cook on low heat for five minutes approximately. If the upma is dry, add a few more tablespoons of water and close the pan and cook for two more minutes. Serve with grilled brinjal, baby carrot, chopped mango jelly and tamarind dates paste.