Are you thinking to switch from junk to healthy meal? Then, you have to try this vegetable upma for sure. It is filled with veggies and is a fulfilling meal that can be prepared in less than an hour. It is a perfect recipe for a healthy breakfast. For the days when you are on your diet and are craving for some delicious and light food, then this vegetable upma can be a lifesaver for you! It has some amazing flavours and is filled with nutrition. You can prepare this delicious dish at any time of the day by following these simple steps.
Let’s look at its ingredients – (3 servings)
· 200 grams semolina
· 1 potato
· 1 tomato
· 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
· 4 green chilli
· 2 dry red chilli
· 1/2 teaspoon chana dal
· 1/4 cup peas
· 1 onion
· 1 capsicum (green pepper)
· 1 carrot
· 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
· 1 small ginger
· 100-millilitre vegetable oil
· 1/2 teaspoon urad dal
· Water As required
Salt As required
5 curry leaves
Cashews As required
Mint leaves as required
Step 1- Heat oil and pan-fry seeds, ginger & chillies
Firstly, take a large pan, heat it over a medium flame add some vegetable oil to it. When oil starts popping then add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, ginger, chopped green chillies and whole red chillies. Mix all the ingredients well with a spatula.
Step 2- Stir fry vegetables & dal
After it, add urad dal, chana dal and peas in a pan. Mix well all the ingredients by tossing the pan. Then, add some curry leaves and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Now, take a chopping board and chop different vegetables such as potato, onion, carrot, tomato and capsicum. Add all these vegetables to the pan and stir them well.
Step 3- Add water & roast Rava separately
In a pan add enough water with some salt in it. With a lid cover the pan and cook over medium flame. Cook till the vegetables are properly cooked and are soft and a thick gravy is formed. Now, take a non-stick pan and roast semolina in it for a minute or two over medium flame.
Step 4- Gently add Rava and cook the vegetable upma
Once the vegetables are cooked, gradually add the roasted semolina in small quantity and stir it simultaneously. You need to stir it constantly and make sure that no lumps are formed. Cook for at least another 5 minutes on a low flame and then transfer it to the serving bowl.
You can choose to garnish it with coriander or mint leaves.
Serve warm and enjoy your super healthy meal!
- You can add any variety of vegetable to the upma as per your taste.
- For some south Indian touch to your upma, you can cook it in coconut oil.
- If you prefer some more spices, then you can add extra chopped green chillies in the vegetable upma.
Last Updated on August 23, 2021