Samai Arisi Upuma.


Arisi upuma is the name given to upuma cooked  with raw rice . The same recipe can be adapted with all millets too. So to bring another recipe under the millets series i made Samai in  arisi upuma style. It was very easy to  make it and i made this upuma in a style which my sister makes Arisi upuma. In her in laws house they do not use Tuvar dal and red chili for Arisi  upuma . It has a different taste so i thought of using that recipe for Samai . It was a hit  and the vessel became empty. Especially a second round from my daughter and my hubby’s comment of “nalla iruku” made me proud .From Today’s experience i came to an understanding that samai should be washed as i found a small plastic bit in the upuma . God’s grace i removed it . If we wash i think we can prevent such mishaps.


  1. Samai rice -1 and a 1/2 cup
  2. Urad dal – 1 /2 tsp
  3. Channa Dal -1 tsp
  4. Green Chilli -3 to 4(Slit)
  5. Mustard Seeds -1 /s tsp
  6. Curry leaves – few
  7. Salt – required


1.Wash and drain the water.

2.In a heavy bottom vessel add oil .

3. When the oil gets heated add mustard seeds, urad dal and Channa dal.

4. Add the slit green chilli .Saute well

5. Then add rice and water in the ratio 1: 1 and a 1/2 . You can add more water if you want. Add required salt .

6.When water boils , add samai slowly .

7. Give a good mix and cover with a lid the vessel.

8. Simmer the flame.

9. In about 10 to 12 minutes the upuma will get ready .

Tasty and healthy Samai Arisi Upuma is ready.Serve with Coconut thuvaiyal.


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