Cook's Hideout: Broken Wheat Upma with Veggies & Peanut Chutney

July 13, 2009

Broken Wheat Upma with Veggies & Peanut Chutney

Growing up I was not a big fan of upmas, especially the one with sooji & godhuma rava (dalia). I would eat them grudgingly but never really liked them. As an adult, I slowly developed a taste to these upmas, may be because they are so quick & easy to make and can be dressed up or down as per occasion. I like the one made with Godhuma rawa more than any other and usually try to keep stock of it in the fridge (so it doesn’t turn rancid).
It is also my go-to ingredient when I have to make something quick for my son’s lunch and he seems to like it (or so I think, 'cos he can't really say "I don't like it" yet).

Godhuma Rava (Broken wheat/ Dalia) – 1 cup
Onion – 1 small, chopped fine(I used a medium sized shallot)
Mixed veggies – 1 cup (I used chopped potato with frozen mixed veggies with carrots, string beans, peas & corn)
Tomato – 1, chopped
Chili powder – ½ tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Salt – to taste

For Tadka:
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – 6

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a sauce pan; add the tadka ingredients and after the seeds pop add the chopped onion and sauté till translucent.
  • Then add mixed veggies (thawed if frozen) and tomato; cover and cook till veggies are cooked and tomato is mushy. Season with salt and chili powder.
  • Add rava and sauté for couple of minutes. To this add 2½ cups of water; bring the mixture to a boil on medium-high heat. Turn the flame to low; cover and simmer till all the liquid is absorbed and the rawa is completely cooked.
  • Stir in lemon juice and enjoy with either peanut chutney or raitha or any pickle.

This is my entry to CFK: Healthy Lunch Boxes being hosted by Neha @ Easy n Tasty Recipes. Cooking for Kids is the brainchild of Sharmi @ Neivedyam.

Peanut Chutney: This is my favorite chutney and I make it all the time. Great for idlis, dosas, upma or pongal.
Peanuts – 1 cup
Dhalia (Putnala pappu) – ¼ cup
Grated coconut – ¼ cup (I use dry, but fresh coconut will make the chutney taste much better)
Tamarind paste – 1 tbsp
Garlic cloves – 2
Green chilies – 2
Coriander leaves – ¼ cup

For tadka:
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Dry Red chili – 1
Curry leaves – 6-8

  • Grind all the ingredients from Peanuts to Coriander with salt and ½ - 1 cup water into a smooth paste. Remove into a bowl.
  • Heat 1tsp oil in a small saucepan; add the tadka ingredients and once the seeds start spluttering add to the chutney; mix and serve.
This is my entry to JFI: Peanuts. Remember to send in your entries before July 31st.


  1. Hey!!
    This is my favorite upma.
    Yours is looking amazing!
    first time here... nice blog and yummy recipes!

  2. I loved your spoon n fork set..looks so cute..
    That upma and chutney is very healthy n yummy combo..

  3. Wow that delicious and healthy! Loved the peanut chutney!

  4. Hi Pavani ! A very healthy breakfast indeed I am yet to send my entry.
    Check out my new posts Bissi bele bhaath and Dum Arvi if u like them.

  5. Looks too too yummy.. :) mouthwatering pics.

  6. Thank you Chaklere. Keep visiting.

    Thanks Prathibha. I love these Gerber set too, no sharp edges, safe for kids; otherwise my son wants to eat with adult cutlery and I'm scared to death watching him maneuvor them.

    It is a yummy combo, Parita. Try it and let me know.

    Hi Pari, its a filling breakfast, but can be eaten anytime of the day.

    Thank you Nithya.

  7. The wheat upma looks so delicious! Awesome shots! The peanut chutney looks tempting too :)

  8. A nice healthy fulfilling breakfast recipe..Broken wheat upma happens to my favourite too. :-)

  9. I adore peanut chutney! I'm looking forward to trying your recipe!

  10. Nice Upma. I make it often. The veg and the wheat combo make it more healthier.

  11. I didn't like upma much either, growing up, but I do love it now. Your broken wheat rava looks super-delicious.Love the idea of eating it with a peanut chutney.

  12. Looks yummm... I ate broken wheat upma for dinner for almost a month and lost nearly 4-5 kgs. Its the safest way to shed weight!

  13. Loved you broken wheat upma, it is so healthy and yum !

  14. What a lovely picture and its yum too...
    Thanx for sending..

  15. mmm. delicious and healthy upma.

    Good Pediatrician in Chennai


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