Broken Wheat Upma/ Sooji Gothambu Upma / Nurukku Gothambu Upma

Broken wheat upma

Ingredients (Serves 2)

1. Broken wheat / nurukku gothambu – 1/2 cup

2. Ghee / coconut oil – 1 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds –  1/2 tsp

Dried red chilly – 1, broken

Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

Cashews / peanuts – 2 tbsp

Hing – 1 tiny pinch

4. Onion – 1/4 cup, chopped

Ginger – 1/2 tsp, finely chopped

Green chilly – 1, chopped

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

5. Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

6. Carrot – 1 small, cut into thin pieces

Green beans – 3 tbsp, chopped

7. Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp (optional)

8. Salt – To taste

9. Hot water – 1 1/4 cup

10. Grated coconut – 1/4 cup

Method

1. Rinse the broken wheat and drain well.

2. Heat oil in a small pressure cooker / cheena chatti/ wok at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilly, urad dal and cashews. When cashews turn golden, add a pinch of hing. Stir for a few seconds and add onion, ginger, green chilies and curry leaves. Stir until onion turns transparent. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and mix well. Add carrot, green beans and a pinch of salt. Saute for a minute. Add the drained broken wheat and mix well. Saute for 1 – 2 minutes. Add hot water and salt, to taste. Finally add 1/2 tsp lemon juice, if using and grated coconut. Mix well. Taste-check for salt. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes at low-medium heat until done (add more water, if required) or Pressure-cook for 1 – 2 whistles.  Open the lid after 10 – 15 minutes. Broken wheat upma is ready to enjoy! Serve with pappad and pickle or coconut chutney.

Broken wheat upma

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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