This High Protein Indian Breakfast Bowl Is Just As Satisfying As Oats

Food

Image result for Upma

Upma is generally fluffy and made with lots of spices and veggies which gives it a savory kick, and isas satisfying as a usual bowl of oats or a scrambled egg with veggies. Also, the dal (lentils) and cashews are an added protein to the dish.

Note: If you don’t have time to buy dal, you can substitute green peas and diced carrots.

Serves: 6

2 cups of water

2 Tbsp. cooking oil

2 Tbsp. of chana dal (or diced carrots)

2 Tbsp. skinned urad dal (or green peas)

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. mustard seeds

½ tsp. of fresh ginger and garlic, minced into a paste

½ cup chopped onion

8-10 fresh or frozen curry leaves (optional)

1 cup Cream of Wheat

½ tsp. salt (or to taste)

½ tsp. turmeric

1 tsp. lemon juice

½ cup cashews

¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped

1 Tbsp. butter (optional)

1. In a pot, bring water to a boil.

2. In a separate pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add chana dal (or diced carrots) and sauté until it turns golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Stir in urad dal (or green peas), then add cumin, mustard, garlic paste, onion, and curry leaves (if using). Mix well. After a few minutes, when the mixture begins to sputter, mix in sooji, salt, and turmeric, and lower heat to medium-low.

3. Add boiling water slowly to Cream of wheat mixture, stir, and cover on low heat. Add lemon juice, cashews, cilantro, and butter if using. Fluff Cream of Wheat with a fork and serve.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Food
The untold story of Gulab Jamun

1. Most popular dessert If you conduct a survey among Indians and ask about their favourite Indian sweet dish, then the dessert that will top the list will certainly be the most popular and loved ‘Gulab Jamun’. This traditional dessert is the centre of attraction in every festival and occasion …

Food
10 recipes to pack for your lunch dabba

1. Best Indian lunch recipes! If you are looking for some yummy yet easy-to-make Indian recipes for lunch, then these dishes will make you drool over them. These Indian lunch recipes are absolutely divine and prepared using ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen. From Punjabi Kadhi and Paneer …

Food
Monsoon snacks craving: Whip up this spinach and corn sandwich recipe in no time

Monsoon is here and the sound of rain makes it only better. Apart from the romanticism associated with the season, monsoon is also the time when the craving for fried food, especially crispy fries, samosas and pakodas along with a cup of hot steaming chai (tea) increases. In case the hunger pangs …