Sunday, August 2, 2009

kaala chana wheat upma / Konda kadalai godamai upma

Sounds weird.. trust me you'll love it.
It's healthy and at the same time easy. Makes the otherwise boring godamai upma look appealing and tempting. Love the color combo - brown and dark brown, resembles chocolate chips in a cookie. :) This is a favorite. Sure your family will love it too. Try and let me know.

When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy - Chinese proverb.

2 cups broken wheat
3/4 cup kaala chana soaked overnight and boiled
5 dried red chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 - 1 tsp chilly powder
1 small onion finely chopped
salt to taste

1. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add cumin seeds and saute.
2. Add the red chillies and once it changes color, add the the onions.
3. Saute the onions till they become translucent. Add the chilly powder and salt to taste.
4. Once the raw smell vanishes, add the kaala chana and saute well till it blends well with the onion paste.
5. Pour 4 cups water. When this comes to a boil, add the broken wheat.
6. Keep stirring frequently till the upma is done.

Health Quotient:
Kaala chana also known as garbanzo or black chickpea are high in dietary fiber, protein and manganese. They have no cholestrol whatsoever, very low in sodium and saturated fat.


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