Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cracked wheat Upma

Cracked wheat is a wheat product made from whole raw wheat kernels which are crushed into smaller pieces. It has great deal of nutrition and fibre, so it is added to healthy diets. U can get cracked wheat from Indian grocers. There are three varieties wheat#1, wheat#2, wheat#3. I prefer wheat#1 coz it will be exactly like rava consistency. U can make different varieties of upma from this cracked wheat. If u are dieting, cracked wheat will be great option to avoid rice. I have tried Pongal, Vegetable pilau, tomato upma ... etc in cracked wheat it tasted very good. Here i am gonna give basic upma recipe!!!

1 cup Cracked wheat
1 onion chopped
1" ginger chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 cup of vegetables chopped ( carrot, bean, peas, corn etc)
2 Greenchillies
2 tsp oil
salt to taste
curry leaves
11/2 cup water

In a non- stick vessel, pour oil wait until hot. Add mustard seeds, leave it to splutter. Add, ginger and curry leaves, saute for few minutes. U will get wonderful aroma of ginger, add onions and greenchillies. Saute until the onion turn golden color. Add vegetables ( I usually add frozen mixed vegetable) and saute till water evaporates. Add cracked wheat and fry for 5 mts. Pour water to the mixture and mix well. Sprinkle salt, cover and cook till all the water evaporates. Finally u can add 2 tsps of oil but its optional. Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve it with pickle or chutney!!!



wow, awesome upma. My cracked wheat upma is not coming tasty. Pls help me wether the number we see in the cracked wheat cover is essential to know before we buy to give wonderful taste. Is it?
Happy New year u too!


Hai Rajee...

I use Cracked wheat no. #1 and the taste is always good. no. #2 and #3 will not be good for upma coz they have big grains. U have to add correct ratio of water. otherwise it will turnout sloppy.

Water ratio: 1: 1.5
1 cup cracked wheat= 1.5 cup water.
Just try this ratio and lemme know how it turned out!!!

Happy New year!!!

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