Suji Upma

1cup suji/rava
2+1/2 cup boiling water
1 big onion
3-4 green chillies, finely chopped
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup green peas, boiled
1tbs ginger, grated
1sprig curry leaves
1tsp mustard seeds
1 tbs raw peanuts
2tsp urad dal
2 dried red chillies, broken into 2 pieces
a big pinch asafoetida
salt to taste
1/2tsp sugar
1tbs oil
2tbs coconut, grated
freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste

Roast the rava on low flame till golden and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. 
When they begin to splutter, add the peanuts and roast for a few seconds. Then add the urad dal and red chillies. When the dals have browned add the hing followed by onions and  green chillies .
Saute till the onions turn soft and transparent. Add the tomato and fry till they begin to soften, you don't want  it to turn mushy. Add the roasted suji, peas, salt, ginger, curry leaves and mix well.
Turn the heat to the lowest setting. Add the boiling water while stirring continuosly to avoid forming lumps. Stir in the sugar. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it sit covered for another 5 minutes.
Uncover and fluff the upma with fork and stir in the coconut and lemon juice.
Serve hot with a pickle of your choice.

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