The monsoon bug does not seem to leave our house; it’s been almost like a hospital for the past few days! The wet sultry days are no help for recovery. The coughing and sneezing seems to have affected the palate as well as the appetite. Quick, wholesome food is helping us sustain these depressing days.
Here’s a recipe for a quick and wholesome Cracked wheat (Dalia) Upma dressed up with corn, moong bean sproutsand a few spices. Corn was added for the little ‘corn fan’ in the house. To pep up our appetites I added some kasuri Methiand a hint of Pav Bhaji masalato the cracked wheat, and that’s what is did-jazzed up our meal!
Here’s the recipe:
2 cups Cracked wheat, washed and pressure cooked (with salt and 3 ½ cups water)
- 1 cup Sweet corn
- 1 cup bean sprouts moog
- 1 onion small chopped
- ~ 2 - 3 tsp kasuri methi
- xbd tsp Pav Masala Bhaji (I used Everest)
- 3 - 4 chillies dry red broken into pieces
- ~ 2 tsp peanut roasted powder
- xbd tsp ginger-garlic paste
- xbd tsp turmeric powder
- xbd tsp seeds cumene
- xbd tsp mustard seeds
- to taste Salt
- ~ 2 - 3 tsp oil
- Lemon juice, coriander/mint leaves for garnish
- Heat oil in a pan. Add the tadka ingredient; mustards seeds-cumene seeds-turmeric- redchillies.
- Add the onion and ginger garlic paste and sautxe9 for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the corn and moong beans.
- Add salt and mix nicely (the cooked Cracked wheat also contains salt.)
- Cook covered for ~5-6 minutes. (Donu2019t overcook, the corn and moong sprouts should be crunchy)
- Add the Pav Bahji masala.
- Crush and sprinkle the Kasuri Methi.
- Add the cooked Cracked wheat and peanut powder, mix well.
- Cook covered for 1-2 minutes more.
- Garnish with Lime juice/coriander/mint leaves and serve hot.
Note: You can use any fresh vegetables of your choice along with the corn and Moong sprouts.
What a g8 way to start a dull day! nice and healthy recipe . I always made sweet from the dalia, but never thought of making upma out of it.
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Priya Yallapantula says
Wow, that is sure a lot of flavors going in and has pretty much everything, i mean one pot meal as it has grains, veggies, protein (dal), perfect beginning with a glass of masala chaas or even regular milk 🙂
Excellent way to kick start the day. Love breakfasts like this. Wouldn’t mind it for lunch too. 🙂
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