Life can get pretty busy with a toddler, and thats when this upma comes handy simple easy quick and healthy. Usually served for breakfast but works great for busy nights.


1 cup broken wheat
1 onion chopped
1/2 cup mixed vegetables cut into small cubes, I use frozen ones
1 tsp ginger paste
Few curry leaves chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp tumeric powder
1 tsp corriander powder
1/4 tsp red Chilli powder
2 green chillies slit
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp chopped fresh corriander leaves
3 cups water
Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan.
  2. Add the mustard seeds, once the seeds splutter add the curry leaves.
  3. Add the onions and saute for few minutes.
  4. Add the green chilies and ginger and saute for a minute.
  5. Add the turmeric powder, corriander powder and red chili powder. Saute for 1 minute.
  6. Add the vegetables. Cook for 5 minutes covered on medium low.
  7. Meanwhile bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
  8. Add the broken wheat and saute for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the boiling water, salt and lime.
  10. Mix and cook covered till all the water evaporates and the broken wheat is cooked.
  11. Garnish with corriender leaves and Serve.

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