Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Multigrain Upma | Multigrain Sprouts Upma Recipe | Multigrain Recipes

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multigrain sprouts upma
I use various millet grains extensively in the form of flours to prepare various kinds of bhakris like Jowar, Bajra, Nachni and also I prefer to use multigrain atta for regular cooking.But my mom uses the whole grains in her cooking these days because of the health benefits of the usage of these grains in our regular diet. My mom tried this Multigrain Sprouts Upma recipe from a cookery show and she liked it instantly and hence,she had included in her breakfast menu and prepares quite often.She had been telling me to try this recipe for a very long time but some how I did not try it and instead asked her to prepare for me when I visit her.
multigrain sprouts upma
So this time when I visited her, even before I reminded her she got the sprouts ready to prepare this upma for me. I was actually bowled over with the taste of this upma as I did not expect it that it turns out so tasty. The bite of the whole multigrains and the sweetness from the mushy peas,whole moong and vegetables,the whole mixture is balanced with spicyness and sourness..I must say it was really a delicious upma over all. My mom actually calls it as Multigrain Khichdi but I am calling it as Upma as the texture is more like upma than the khichdi.I recommend to follow the usage of grains as mentioned for a delicious upma.The addition of green peas and moong is a must in the recipe.
multigrain sprouts upma
The only time consuming part is to get the grains sprouted, it usually takes 2 days for the grains to sprout up, but the rest of the preparation process is very simple.I have posted a Wheat-Jowar sprouts Salad recipe long back which again was my mom's recipe and I recommend you to try it if you are looking for healthy salad recipes.She had also prepared one more recipe with the multigrain which I would post sometime soon.
multigrain upma

Meanwhile check out few healthy sprouts recipes in my blog here:
Also Check out Multigrain Crackers recipe.

multigrain upma

Multigrain Sprouts Upma Recipe:

Serves 2-3
Prep time:10 mins | Cooking time: 30 mins | Total time: 40 mins+ 2 days for sprouting
Cuisine: South Indian | Category: Breakfast/Dinner

Ingredients
1/3 cup whole Wheat grains
1/3 cup Sorghum(Jowar) grains
1/3 cup Pearl Millet(Bajra) grains
1/3 cup whole Moong
1/4 cup Green peas,dried
1 large Onion, sliced
12-15 Garlic cloves
1 large Carrot, diced into small cubes
12-15 French beans, cut into small pieces
1 Potato, diced into small cubes(optional)
4-5 Green chillies, slit
1 Red chilli, broken
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
a sprig of Curry leaves
2 tbsp Coriander leaves,chopped
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp Chana dal
2 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Method:
to prepare sprouts:
  • Soak the grains - (wheat,jowar and bajra) together for 8-10 hrs,drain the water,cover and keep in a dark place for a day or two until the sprouts are formed. Keep an eye after one day and refrigerate it when you get desired length of the sprouts.
  • Soak the pulses - whole moong and green peas separately for 8-10 hrs,drain the water,cover and keep them in a dark place for a day or two until the sprouts are formed. Keep an eye after one day and refrigerate it when you get desired length of the sprouts.
to prepare Upma:
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and crackle mustard seeds.Add urad dal ,chana dal and red chilliesvand fry until they turn slight red in color.
  • Add sliced onions,garlic cloves ,green chillies and curry leaves and fry until the onions turn translucent.
  • Now add the chopped vegetables- carrots,beans and potato and green peas fry for 2 mins.
  • Add all the sprouts - wheat,jowar, bajra,whole moong and fry for 4-5 mins.
  • Add enough salt, turmeric powder and 2 cups water and pressure cook for 6-7 whistles and simmer it for 7-8 mins and switch off the flame.
  • Once the pressure drops add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix well.
Serve it hot.

Notes:
  1. I recommend to follow the usage of grains as mentioned for a delicious upma.The addition of green peas and moong is a must in the recipe.
  2. The amount of water mentioned in the recipe is enough to boil the sprouts.If you add more water it will turn to a khichdi.
  3. Once the sprouts with required length are formed, refrigerate them and do wash them before usage.
multigrain upma

5 comments:

Unknown said...

I dont have any other grains than moong, can I use moth beans and black chana instead of the bajri and wheat grains? It looks yummy, thanks for the recipe.

SARADA DEVI said...

Multi grain upma is really a very nice variety of delicious upma, which is a very healthy food.Thanks for the well explained recipe with mouth watering snaps

Theo Alexander said...

From two vegans in Prague, we LOVE your blog! Keep it up.

ranjanis Kitchen said...

healthy upma recipe to serve for all ages...

Richa said...

We always have sprouts in our home, this will be a unique dish,a healthy addition to our breakfast choices :) Thanks!

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