Thursday, August 16, 2012

Instant upma mix /savory pudding - homemade recipe

A savory pudding most famous in the southern part of India as a healthy nutritious and filling breakfast, in fact it's a quick fix for any time of the day.
 Lets have a look on how to get started on this :
This recipe uses cracked wheat also know as daliya(gothumai rawai in tamil)  but you can substitute with semolina(suji) or rice rawa.

cracked wheat :1 cup
Onion: 1/2 of one large
oil: 1 tsp
mustard seeds :1/2 tsp
channa dal : 1 tbs
asafetida : 1/4 tsp or adjust according to preference
dried curry leaves :about 1/4 cup
green chilies :4 slit or adjust according to taste
salt:3/4 tsp or adjust according to taste
water to dry mix  ratio - 2:1


  • Start by adding 1 tsp oil in a non stick pan,add mustard seeds,let splutter,add channa dal and saute until it turns golden brown
  • Add asafetida,dried curry leaves and the green chilies
  • Next add in the onions ,season with salt .cook until the they turn translucent,
  • Finally add the cracked wheat, season with some more salt if needed
  • Mix everything well cook for another two minutes and you will notice a nice aroma of roasted wheat 
  • Cool and store in an airtight container with a measuring cup.
  • When ready to make the upma take twice the amount of water for every measure of the dry mix .
  • Bring the water to a rolling boil and add in the mix little by little ,keep stirring until well combined.
  • Cover and cook for 2 minutes and there you have your healthy quick and low fat upma 
Here is a quick video tutorial:

  1. Stores well in the fridge for upto 3 weeks (depends on the temperature of your refrigerator)
  2. If not refrigerating then use dehydrated onions and cook the chilies until they start to shrink.
This instant recipe comes in very handy on a busy day and is perfect when travelling or camping ,all you need is - boiling water ,the mix and 2 minutes of your time make to this healthy meal.
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