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Cracked Wheat Masoor Upma

11 Feb

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Cracked Wheat Masoor Upma.

Whole spices are fried in oil. Masoor dal is added to the spices along with water. Cracked wheat / broken wheat is cooked in spices along with masoor dal till cooked. Serve cracked wheat masoor upma with plain yogurt or with pickle of your choice.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Cracked Wheat Masoor Upma.

Ingredients:

Cracked Wheat 3/4 Cup
Masoor Dal 1/4 Cup
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Ginger 2 inch Piece
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
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Peel, wash and mince the ginger.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles and ginger.
Fry for couple of seconds, add masoor dal.
Pour 2 1/4 cups of water and add salt.
Bring to a bubble and let the water boil till masoor dal almost turns translucent.
Stir in cracked wheat and cover with a lid.
Cook on medium low flame for around 5 – 8 minutes or until cracked wheat is cooked along with masoor dal.
Serve cracked wheat masoor upma with plain yogurt or with pickle of your choice.
Notes: Make sure not to overcook masoor dal.

Suggestions: If dal or wheat is not cooked well, add a splash of water if necessary and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: You can also add your choice of vegetables like potato, green peas, carrot etc along with masoor dal.
Other Names: Cracked Wheat Masoor Upma.