Uppuma is an Indian dish.
Writers in English grapple to describe it as anything from a savoury porridge to a pilaf.
It’s a starchy side dish you have with curries. It can be used for any meal; a lot depends on the household tradition.
The most well known version of Uppuma is made from farina or cream of rice, but Uppuma can also be made from fresh bread crumbs, macaroni, oats, vermicelli, etc. It also has chiles, mustard seed, spices, and oil in it.
You can buy instant Uppuma mix, that you just add to boiling water, and stir for for 2 minutes.