Today's recipe is a simple breakfast or dinner recipe.Its a healthy one rich in fiber.This dish I had clicked about 2 weeks back at dinner time so kindly excuse me for the poor lighting. I am a great fan of this upma dating back to my school days. Amma used to make this for breakfast as it is A ONE POT MEAL. I have tried making it more nutritious by adding veggies.This upma serves as wholesome meal with all veggies packed it can even be served with some curd/raita as it tastes almost like a vegetable biriyani. This upma can be had when you are on a diet and long to have a biriyani.This godhuma rava is a whole grain product and hence much healthier option than rice.
- Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker ,add the items in "to temper" followed by the onion and saute well.Then add the tomato,green chilly,mint leaves saute for a minute and then add the ginger garlic paste and saute well.
- Now add all the vegetables ,turmeric powder , salt and mix everything well.You can now add the wheat rava to the cooker and mix together with the masala for about a minute . Add the water (2 cups) check for salt,bring it to a boil ,close the lid and pressure cook for about 2 whistles(depends on your cooker).
- Once the pressure cooker is released add the chopped coriander , mix well and serve hot with sambhar,coconut chutney or even raita.
- As there are veggies added to the upma you don't need any side dish as such.
- This upma tastes best when served hot.
- You can also avoid ghee and do the tempering in oil but this compromises on taste so you can reduce the amount of ghee if you wish.
- Choice of veggies is yours, you can veggies or prepare it without them.
- You can increase the amount of water to 2 1/2 cups if you like your upma mushy.
- Adjust chillies according to taste.
- Mint leaves though optional gives the humble upma a facelift.
- This upma can also be prepared in a pan/kadai but time may vary.I always find it easier in cooker as the vegetables added especially peas cooks well in cooker.