Broken Rice Uppittu Recipe


Mysore Style CookingBroken rice is simply rice that has been broken during the milling process. If you cannot find it in your local Indian grocer, you can make it yourself by grinding 1½ cups of rice in a coffee grinder or ask for suva rice at an Indian grocer. Then sift the rice to remove any powder. Broken rice has a different texture when cooked to whole rice.

  • Yield: 2 Servings


  • 1 cup broken rice
  • ½ cup peanuts, soaked for 2 hours
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds, coarsely ground
  • ½ tsp black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 2 Tbs coconut, grated
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbs coriander leaves
  • 3 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 4 Tbs oil
  • ½ tsp black mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp black gram dhal (skinned & split)
  • 2 tsp bengal gram dhal (split)
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 pinch asafetida
How to Make It
  1. Fry broken rice in a frying pan, without oil, for about 2-3 minutes, until the rice is warmed through. Keep it aside.
  2. To prepare the tempering, heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pot and add black mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add the black gram dhal and bengal gram dhal and fry until the dhal turns golden brown. Now add curry leaves and chilli. Fry for a few seconds and add asafetida. Add soaked peanuts, cumin and black pepper. Fry for a minute.
  3. Add water and bring it to boil. Lower the flame and slowly add broken rice. When adding broken rice stir gently so that no lumps are formed . Cook for another few minutes stirring frequently.
  4. When broken rice starts simmering add grated coconut and ginger. Mix well and cover with the lid. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off the flame add lemon juice and chopped coriander. Mix well. Salt to taste. Serve hot.

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