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Nimmakaya Uppudu Pindi (Broken Rice Upma) - Andhra Special

Uppudu Pindi is another variation of the famous Upma. In Andhra, while some people use rice flour, others use broken rice aka rice rava (pic given below) to make this dish. Nimakkaya, in Telugu stands for lime. As the name suggests, this dish has a slight tangy flavour. I tasted Uppudu Pindi for the


  • 1 cup rice Broken (Rice Rava)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

For Tempering

  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 tablespoon Bengal gram lentils (Channa dal)
  • 1 tablespoon Black gram lentils (Urad dal)
  • 1 handful Groundnuts
  • 2 chillies Dried red
  • 2 green chillies Slit
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons Lime juice (adjust to suit your liking)


  • Add salt into the water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the broken rice into and give a stir.
  • Lower the flame, cover and cook till the entire water is absorbed by the rice.
  • Switch off heat and allow to cool.
  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Add the mustrad sees and cumin seeds.
  • When they start to splutter, add the asafoetida.
  • Tip in the lentils and groundnuts and stir for a minute.
  • Add the chillies, curry leaves and turmeric and mix well.
  • Switch off heat. Tip in the cooked rice rava and mix.
  • Make sure you dont overmix.
  • Add lime juice to suit your taste and mix again uniformly.
  • Serve as it is or with pickle of your choice.