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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Healthy breakfast- Semolina (Sooji) Upma

Semolina or Sooji is very  nutritious  as it has lots of minerals,proteins and dietary fiber.Upma is a  common breakfast item in Southern part of India,however in different parts of India its cooked in different style. The concept still remains the same.
Upma made with vegetables is a very healthy breakfast for all especially the kids.



1.Sooji/Semolina -2 cup
2.Carrot (chopped finely) – ½ cup
3.Capsicum (chopped finely)- ½  cup
4.Ginger (grated) –2 tsp
5.Green chillies (chopped)-2pc
6.Mustard seeds -1 tsp
7.Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
8.Curry leaves – 2 stems                      
9.Salt to taste
10.Sugar -1 tsp
11.Ghee- 3 tsp

1. Heat 1 tsp of  ghee in a pan and roast sooji  in medium flame for about 2-3 minutes. Continuous stirring is a MUST. Keep it aside.
2.In a pan heat 2 tsp of ghee and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and Curry leaves. When mustard splutters, add grated ginger and green chillies. Fry for a few seconds and add chopped vegetables (carrot and capsicum) and sauté for 2 mins.
3.Add salt and sugar and stir well.
4.Now add roasted sooji and mix it well. Pour 4 cups of water to that. Stir continuously in low flame for 5 minutes.
5.Serve hot as a healthy and tasty breakfast.

TIP:The quantity of water should be double than that of Sooji taken.

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