Cheesy Upma Muffins

Bored with your regular vegetable upma? Don’t worry because we've got the perfect recipe of upma muffins with the twist of a cheese filled centre. Here’s your favourite upma in the glorious baked avatar! These perfectly portioned upma muffins are fun and easy to eat, and the cheesy centre makes them a kids favourite item.


Table of Content

  1. What are Upma Muffins? 
  2. How to make Cheesy Upma Muffins?  
  3. Expert Tips  
  4. Recipe Card 


What are Upma Muffins?

Upma is an Indian morning meal made from dry-roasted semolina or coarse rice flour. It is especially popular in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, and Sri Lankan Tamil communities. Depending on personal preferences, other seasonings and/or veggies are frequently added throughout the cooking process. Semolina is often delicately roasted before being used to make upma. Adding boiling water and stirring the mixture causes the semolina to absorb the liquid and acquire a fluffy texture.
In this recipe the upma batter is layered in a muffin tray with mozzarella cheese and baked to form a cheesy upma muffin.


How to make Cheesy Upma Muffins?

1) In a non-stick frying pan, melt some ghee and add mustard seeds into it along with some chopped ginger, onions, capsicum, beetroot and some curry leaves. Saute everything for a couple of minutes.
Cheesy Upma Muffins

2) In a separate clean bowl add sooji, curd and the sauteed vegetable mixture. Add milk to thin out the consistency and season it with salt and pepper. Mix everything together into a cohesive batter.
Cheesy Upma Muffins

3) Take a non-stick cupcake tray, fill the moulds with prepared upma batter halfway. Place a cube of mozzarella cheese and press it into the mould. Top it off with some more batter to cover and seal the muffins and bake them in a preheated 180 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Cheesy Upma Muffins

4) Once baked, take them out, top them off with some more grated cheese and bake them again till the cheese is melted golden brown. Serve them hot all together.
Cheesy Upma Muffins


Expert Tips

  1. Saute all the vegetables thoroughly to bring out maximum flavour.
  2. Make sure the curry patta is completely fried before taking it off the heat.
  3. After mixing the sooji with the curd, you can also rest it for a few minutes to absorb the moisture.


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