Nutritious Upma

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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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

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