Thursday, May 6, 2010

Millet Upma


Thanks to the blogging world I am discovering so many different ways to cook the same item. Upma - Never a big fan of it but when I was browsing through various blog sites I came across Millet. I have never tasted this grain and I was curious to try it today. So I picked up some Millet (it is called white millet). The simplest and the safest way I could think of trying this grain was to add a bunch of vegetables and make something that resembles a upma. It turned out to be not only a healthy dish but also a tasty one..

Ingredients:
- 1 cup millet
- 2 cups of chopped mixed vegetables - use anything you like (I used peas, potatoes, sweet bell pepper and some frozen black eye peas)
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 2 green chilies
- small piece of ginger chopped
- salt to taste

Seasoning:
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tbsp channa dhal
- 1 tsp urad dhal
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp oil

Method:
1. Wash the millet and cook it. For one cup of millet I used 2 cups of water and micorwaved it for 35 minutes. Add salt when you cook the millet. It tastes better when you make the upma
2. In a pan add oil and the seasoning. Once the dhal turn color add chilies and ginger. Cook for 30 seconds.
3. Add onion and sauté it. Add the other vegetables and salt. Cook till they become soft.
4. Now add the cooked millet and mix well. If it is too dry sprinkle some water and mix it well. Simmer it for 3-5 minutes.

Remove and serve it hot with a subzi of your choice.

2 comments:

Apu

Very nice and nutritious recipe!!

Kalyani & Gayatri

Thanks a lot for stopping by - The dish tasted really good. Will see if I can make some sort of soup with it.

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