I never liked upma until I started making it for my daughter. And guess what, this is my daughter’s all time favorite meal. I think vegetable upma is one such meal which can be prepared in a matter of a few minutes. Preferably, it is made in breakfast but my little one enjoys it even in her dinner time.
Author - Arpana
Prep time - 5 minutes
Cook Time - 8 to 10 minutes
Category - Vegetarian
Method - Cooking
Vegetable upma is not just super healthy but it is equally easy and quick to prepare. You can serve this to your little one in breakfast or for lunch.
2 tbl Rava
½ tbl ghee
½ tsp mustard seeds or rai
½ tsp ajwain or carom seeds
Salt as per taste
½ Black pepper powder (optional)
Veggies that I prefer
1 garlic clove (optional. I usually add garlic in her diet twice or thrice in a week).
1 tbl spoon green peas
½ grated carrot
½ tbl spoon palak or spinach leaf ( or any leafy that is available)
½ tbl spoon fresh coriander leaf
Roasted Gram dal powder
Heat the pan in low flame and ghee.
Add mustard seeds or rai. Once rai crackled, add ajwain or cumin seeds.
Put all the veggies and saute for a min or so.
Add salt and crushed black pepper. Stir well. Let the veggies cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add roasted gram powder and rava or semolina and mix well. Stir continuously and roast the rava until it slightly changes its colour. Mostly this process will take 3 to 4 minutes.
Add hot water and mix well. Cook further for about 2 to 3 minutes. I usually keep upma little runny as my daughter likes it that way.
Transfer upam into a serving plate and enjoy the meal time with you kid.
The measurement given above serves 1 small bowl. Cooking time may vary.