Oct 8, 2010

Broken wheat Upma

Featured here is a simple Upma which I made for today’s breakfast with broken wheat.

Serves : 2
Cooking time : 25 minutes


1 cup ( 200 g ) broken wheat
2 1/4 cup water
2 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin ( jeera ) seeds
1/2 teaspoon urad dal
2 green chillies , slit lengthwise
1 - inch piece ginger , chopped finely
1 spring dark green curry leaves
3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
1/4 cup grated coconut for garnishing


Heat oil in a kadai . Add mustard seeds. When they start splutter add jeera ( cumin ) seeds and urad dal. Saute for 2- 3 minutes. Add slit green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Shallow fry for 3 - 4 minutes or till it fragrant. Add water and salt. Cover with a lid and boil water on a medium heat.

When the water starts boiling , remove the lid, reduce flame to minimum. Pour broken wheat evenly with one hand and simultaneously stir with a spatula with the other hand.

Mixing of broken wheat in boiling water is very important while making upma. It should be mixed evenly - else it may form lumps - which totally spoils the dish.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 20 minutes till all the water evaporates / dries up. Mix/ turn the Upma once in a while. Once ready, sprinkle grated coconut and serve with Mixture / Alu Bhujia / Namkeen etc.

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