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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Jowar Atta Upma (Sorghum Flour Porridge)

          Other than using jowar atta (sorghum flour) to make roti / flat bread, it can also be used to make upma for a healthy breakfast. As this essential grain is full of dietary fibre, protein, is gluten free and cholesterol free among other benefits, it is good to include in our diet. You can go ahead and add any of your favourite veggies in it to make it more nutritious. This upma can also be cut into slices, once it has cooled down and served as evening snacks.

  • 1/3 cup jowar atta (Millet flour)
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. urad dal
  • 1-2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sambar powder
  • 1-2 tbsp. coriander leaves

          Dry roast the flour till you start getting a nice aroma. Keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

          Add the curry leaves, green chillies and urad dal. Saute for a few seconds. Add the onion and ginger and fry till light brown. 

          Now add the roasted jowar flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and sambar powder. Mix well and add water. 

          Simmer on a medium flame by stirring it continuously till it thickens. Transfer to a plate and serve, garnish with coriander leaves. Cut into slices when it cools down and serve as snacks.

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