Thursday, June 4, 2009

Uperpendi - All Wheat Upma

My grandmother made Uperpendi with all the possible wheat ingredients. It contained whole wheat flour, wheat bran and broken wheat. I didn't realize then how healthy this upma was. I get wheat bran at the supermarket here. So this full of fiber upma is very easy to make.

All Wheat Upma
1/4 cup broken wheat/bulgur wheat/daliya
1/4 cup bran
1/4 cup coarse wheat flour
1 cup sour buttermilk
salt to taste

2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 curry leaves, torn
1-2 green chilies, slit

1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp fresh coconut
Suggested Accompaniment
Green chili pickle

1. Heat oil in a kadai or wok. Add all the ingredients for tempering.
2. As they sizzle, add broken wheat, bran and coarse wheat flour.
3. Roast for 10 minutes on the medium heat taking care not to burn it.
4. Add salt to taste.
5. Now switch the gas to low. Pour the buttermilk. Keep on stirring till a porridge like consistency is reached.
6. Switch off the gas. Cover and keep covered for 5 minutes.
7. Garnish with cilantro and coconut.

Note -
1. Wheat bran is readily available in the supermarket.
2. Sour buttermilk imparts sourish taste to this upma. If the buttermilk is not sour enough, serve with some lemon wedges.


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