Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cracked Wheat and Vegetable Upma

Cracked wheat / crushed whole raw wheat kernels are rich in dietary fiber,  iron and magnesium. 
Start your day with this tasty, healthy and easy to cook breakfast

Ingredients :

Cracked Wheat  : 1Cup
Green Chillies : 2, halved
Carrot : 1, finely Chopped
Beans : 5, finely Chopped
Green Peas : 10
Onion : 2, Chopped
Grated coconut : 1/2Cup
Dried red Chillies : 2
Curry leaves : 1Spring
Mustard : 1/2tsp
Coconut oil  : 2tbsp

Method :

1. Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. When the mustard splutters, add dried red chillies and curry leaves.

2. Now add chopped onions and saute them till it becomes translucent. Then add vegetables and saute for 4-5minutes. Keep aside a tbsp of cooked veggies for garnishing.

3. At this stage you can add the washed and drained cracked wheat. and saute for 5min in medium flame. Add 2cups of boiling water to and cover with a tight lid. Let it cook in low flame.

4. When the cracked wheat is 90% cooked, add salt , grated coconut and combine well.

5. Garnish with the cooked veggies (from step 2) and curry leaves.

Note : a). carcked wheat should be fried well, otherwise upma will be sticky. b). Instead of all veggies you can use 2grated carrots.


  1. Hi Lena,

    The uppuma looks so colourful and inviting dear...:)


  2. my favourite and you made it looking so so good.

  3. I have some cracked wheat with me, this is a sure breakfast tomorrow Lena...Kidilan pic anee...

  4. What a healthy Upma Combination

  5. What a healthy Upma Combination

  6. Healthy and beautiful looking upma..

  7. One of favorite breakfast dish of mine. Looks delicious.

  8. Never knew that upma can be prepared from Wheat. Interesting recipe. I doubt whether mine will get sticky. :)

  9. We always make the plain godumbh yur addition of the veggies. How r yu doing Lena :)

  10. Looks like a healthy and yummy breakfast to me!

  11. looks delicious. never tried/tasted. will try definitely

  12. Simple and healty upma.. thanks for sharing !!

  13. @abhilash, you shoud fry them well, then it wont be sticky.

    @Supriya, im fine dear. baby is doing fine.

    thanks all.. :)

  14. woww..what a colorful brfeakfast. Presentation is wonderful.

  15. Love this upma always. Looks so inviting dear.

  16. as u said in "note", i make the same with grated carrot.. this is beautiful Lena

  17. wow...kidu pics dear...beautiful..

  18. Colorful and delicious upma.......