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Cracked Wheat Spinach Upma

12 Sep

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Erra Godhuma Nooka Palakura Upma.

Moong dal is soaked till soft and added to spinach and spices. Cracked wheat is cooked along with spinach and moong dal. Once cooked, cracked wheat spinach upma is seasoned with black pepper powder and serve immediately.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Cracked Wheat Spinach Upma.

Ingredients:

Cracked Wheat 1 1/2 Cups
Spinach 1 1/2 Cups Packed
Split Moong Dal 1/4 Cup
Onion 1
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Ginger 1 inch Piece
Black Pepper Powder few Pinches
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Soak moong dal in water for around half hour and strain the moong dal.
Remove stems, wash and chop the green chiles.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash and finely chop the spinach leaves.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add minced ginger, onion and green chiles.
Fry for couple of seconds, stir in spinach.
Once spinach wilts, stir in moong dal, 3 cups of water and salt.
Once water comes to a bubble, lower the heat, stir in cracked wheat.
Cook covered on low flame for around 5 – 10 minutes or until cracked wheat absorbs all the water and is cooked.
Sprinkle black pepper powder and serve cracked wheat spinach upma as a breakfast.
Notes: Make sure cracked wheat is cooked well.

Suggestions: Use fine cracked wheat when possible.
Variations: You can also add a splash of lemon juice at end if you desire. Check other recipes with cracked wheat here.
Other Names: Cracked Wheat Spinach Upma, Erra Godhuma Nooka Palakura Upma.