Upsaaru recipe explained with step by step pictures. Upsaaru or upsaru is a two in one gravy and curry (sabji) recipe served as an accompaniment with ragi mudde (ragi balls) or rice. Upsaaru or upsaru is very popular in southern part of Karnataka like Bangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Hassan, Tumkur and Kolar region.
First time I tasted this tasty upsaaru or veggies and lentils sambar in my friends house who lives in Mysore. As usual I did not forget to ask the recipe. And Saroja aunty will explain the recipes so well with proper measurement and tips..., we can never fail. Samething with upsaaru also. It turned out so well and I felt.., oh so lucky I am for not missing such a tasty food in my life. She has also shared bassaru and huruli kalu bassaru recipes with me.
I do not know why is the name upsaaru.., but "uppu" translates to salt and "saaru" translates to rasam or sambar in kannada language. And to prepare this two in one gravy+curry recipe you can use any green leaves except fenugreek or methi leaves or you can use any vegetables like cabbage, beans, ridgegourd etc., Veggies and lentils are cooked together and the stock is used to prepare the gravy or rasam or upsaaru. And remaining cooked veggies and lentils are tempered to prepare curry.
Generally Karanataka means people will think of Udupi sambar, Udupi rasam or Udupi cuisine. But I feel these recipes are equally tasty and more healthy as compared to udupi cuisine. Even though basically we follow udupi cuisine in my family or in our community. Any way do give a try and let me have your feedbacks.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
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