It has bee a long time since I posted something other than baking. Usual cooking has been going on in my house but I am some what distracted and so haven’t clicked any dish. This upma has been lying in my folder for a very long time and today, it has seen my blog fortunately. I love all types of upma, whether it is made from rava or idli or bread. But I used to have upma haters at home. Yes both hubby and Sruti hated upma until a year back. I really don’t know what happened, they started eating it without any complaints if I make it once in a month but not regularly. So I was happy and I started making upma with anything that resembles rava/ sooji. Broken wheat is a great healthy option to make. I usually buy a pack of broken maize in Nilgiris which I use for corn bread or corn muffins. As it looks more like broken wheat, I tried to make upma out of it. And to make it healthier I also added greens to it. This like all the other upmas goes well with pickle or coconut chutney. But my personal preference is curd. Even some sugar sprinkled on top makes it so tasty.
Broken Maize / Corn-1 cup
Mustard Seeds-1 /2 tsp
Urad Dhal-1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves-a sprig
Spinach/ Methi Leaves-1/2 cup
In a pan dry roast maize until it starts changing colour.
Transfer to a plate and allow it to cool.
In the same pan add oil and mustard and urad dhal.
When they splutter, add the curry leaves, onion and green chillies.
Stir them until the onions are golden.
Add the carrots and finely chopped greens.
Add salt, give a stir and cover the pan.
Cook on low flame until the carrot is soft and there is no water left.
Add water and let it come to boil.
Add the roasted maize to it and keep on stirring until it absorbs all the water.
Keep flame to low, cover the pan and let it cook for a few minutes.
Remove from flame and serve it hot with a side dish of your choice.