Broken Wheat Upma

Upma made form broken wheat is one of my favorite; I like it more than rava upma. I remember when we were kids my mom used to prepare this and we used to enjoy it with curd. This is healthier and rich in nutrients as compared with the sooji upma. The procedure for preparation is almost same we can add any veggies of our choice but here we need to add more water so that wheat absorbs it and gets cooked well. I add little tamarind juice and red chilly powder so that the taste is balanced combination of spiciness, salt and tangy taste.

Broken wheat
1 cup
1 ½ table spoon
Mustard seeds
1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds
1 tea spoon
Curry leaves
Handful of
Turmeric powder
½ tea spoon
To taste
Tamarind juice
2 tea spoons
Green chilli
1 finely chopped
Red chilli powder
1 tea spoon
1 big finely chopped
1 finely chopped
1 finely chopped
1 ½ glass
Handful of

1. Dry roast the broken wheat in a heavy bottomed vessel for few mins until you can see little change in color. Keep it a side.
2. In the same pan heat oil on medium flame, when heated add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, chopped green chilly. When it splutters add chopped onions and fry well.
3. When the onions become translucent add groundnuts, chopped tomato and potato mix well and fry well until the tomato gets dissolved. Add chopped coriander, tamarind juice, red chilli powder mix well. 
4. Add water, salt as per your taste and cover the vessel with the lid, allow it to get boiled.
5. Add roasted broken wheat and mix well. Cover with the lid again and keep for 3-4 mins so that it gets cooked well.
6. This tastes awesome with fresh curd.

  • You can add any veggies of your choice like carrots, beans, capsicum, peas.
  • After you add water you can check for the salt taste it should be little more, because wheat absorbs all the salt.