Godhuma Rava Upma

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This is one of the healthiest tiffins that I have come across. Godhuma Rava (broken wheat, dalia)is made from milling the wheat coarsly after cleaning and husking. It is then processed in the sizes required. There are variants available in the market based on the size of the grain. It is very nutritious as none of the basic nutrients of wheat are lost.

It is very easy to make, and gets done quite fast too. So if you are tired after a long day, this becomes the best dinner option. 🙂

Ingredients:
2 cups godhuma rava
4 cups water
1 tsp salt
4-5 green chillies
ginger, as per taste
2 branches of curry leaves

Optional ingredients:
1 Tomato
2-3 florets cauliflower
green peas
french beans

Tadka:
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp chana dal
1 dry red chilli

Method:

  • In a thick bottomed vessel, put in 1 tsp of oil and add the tadka.
  • Once the mustard seeds start popping and chana dal becomes dark, add the chillied and ginger.
  • Stir for a about half-a-minute
  • Add water, salt and curry leaves removed from the stalk.
  • Here you can add the optional ingredients as you wish.
  • Place a lid over the vessel, and wait till the water boils.
  • The vegetables will not be completely cooked, but in a somewhat semi-cooked stage.
  • Add the godhuma rava and stir to mix well.
  • You may add 1 tsp of ghee (clarified butter) here for added flavour.
  • within a minute, the water will seem to reduce, and the godhuma rava looks like a thick mixture.
  • Please the lid again, and stir every 1 minute to ensure the bottom doesnt stick.
  • When it is done, the rave will look dry, and you cannot make out the core of the grain. This is a simple way of making out if its done: under-cooked godhuma rava will have the core still visible.
  • Set aside for 10 mintues before serving. This will enhance the taste of the upma.

Hope you enjoy this healthy and tasty upma.

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