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Cracked Wheat Fenugreek Leaves Upma

12 Nov

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Cracked Wheat Fenugreek Leaves Upma.

Mixed vegetables are finely chopped and fried in oil along with spices and fresh fenugreek leaves. Cracked wheat is cooked along with fried vegetables till done. Serve cracked wheat fenugreek leaves upma.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Cracked Wheat Fenugreek Leaves Upma.

Ingredients:

Cracked Wheat 2 Cups
Fresh Soy Beans 1/4 Cup
Fenugreek Leaves 1/2 Cup Packed
Carrot 1 Small
Onion 1 Small
Potato 1 Large
Green Chiles 2 – 4
Ginger 2 inch Piece
Lemon Juice 1/2 tsp
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Separate fenugreek leaves and thoroughly wash them.
Wash fresh soy beans and keep aside.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Peel, wash and mince the ginger.
Peel and chop the potato into small pieces.
Peel, wash, remove ends and chop the carrot into small pieces.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles and ginger.
Fry briefly, stir in chopped onion, carrot,, potato, soy beans and fenugreek leaves.
Fry for a minute or two, add 4 cups of water and sufficient salt.
Bring water to boil, stir in cracked wheat.
Cook covered on low flame for around 10 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed and the cracked wheat is cooked.
Uncover, fluff the upma with a fork and stir in lemon juice and remove from heat.
Serve cracked wheat fenugreek leaves upma.
Notes: Make sure cracked wheat is cooked well.

Suggestions: If cracked wheat is not cooked well, stir in few tablespoons of water and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: Check other recipes with wheat here.
Other Names: Cracked Wheat Fenugreek Leaves Upma.