Nutritious Upma

(Provides your child with varied vitamins and fibre)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup wheat bran;
  • 1 tbsp. toasted white rolled oats;
  • 1 onion finely chopped;
  • 1 tomato finely chopped;
  • 1 stalk curry leaves;
  • 2 green chilliest finely chopped;
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves finely chopped;
  • 1 lemon juice extracted and strained;
  • 1/2 tsp. each mustard & cumin seeds;
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder; salt to taste;
  • 1 tbsp. oil

Method:.

  • Roast both wheat bran and rolled oats, in a heavy pan, for two minutes.
  • Allow to cool, Pressure cook roasted bran and oats together in 2 cups water.
  • Approx. 2 whistles are required to cook the broken granules.
  • Remove and allow to cool, keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add seeds, and curry leaves, chillies, allow to splutter.
  • Add onions, tomatoes, stir-fry for two minutes.
  • Add rolled oats, strained pressure-cooked mixture.
  • Add turmeric, salt, lemon juice, and coriander.
  • Cover and cook on low, till is fluffy, and excess moisture evaporates.
  • Serve hot with a cold iced tea or as a hot snack by itself.