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Nutritious Upma Recipe

Nutritious Upma is a popular Indian Snacks
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On :
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Snacks Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow-Cooked Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 1/2 cup broken Wheat or Wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup broken jowar (pearl millet)
  • 1 tbsp toasted white rolled oats
  • 4-5 cashewnuts, broken
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk Curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Lemon juice extracted and strained
  • 1/2 tsp each mustard and Cumin seeds
  • 2 pinches Asafoetida powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • How to Make Nutritious Upma:

    1. Dry roast both wheatgerm and jowar in a heavy pan for 2 mins. Allow to cool.
    2. Pressure cook roasted wheat and jowar together in 2 cups of water. Approximately 2 whistles are required to cook the broken granules.
    3. Remove and allow to cool. Keep aside.
    4. Heat oil in a pan, add seeds, curry leaves and chillies and let them splutter.
    5. Add onions, tomatoes and stir-fry for 2 mins.
    6. Add rolled oats and the strained pressure-cooked mixture.
    7. Add turmeric, salt, lemon juice and coriander.
    8. Cover and cook on low, till it is fluffy and till the excess moisture evaporates.
    9. Serve hot with a cold iced tea or as a hot snack by itself.


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