Varagu Upma


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Varagu Upma, a fibre is rich version of upma that is good for a diabetic breakfast. This recipe cooks varagu in yoghurt gravy that is tempered with urad dal and green chillies and other subtle spices.

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A fibre is rich version of upma that is good for a diabetic breakfast. This recipe cooks varagu in yoghurt gravy that is tempered with urad dal and green chillies and other subtle spices. Varagu is not a very commonly used cereal. It resembles larger grains of rava (semolina), but is healthier than rava since it is unrefined and also has a low glycemic index. Look for it at your neighbourhood grocery store or at a health food store. In case you cannot find it, use bulgur wheat instead.

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Varagu Upma recipe - How to make Varagu Upma

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 cup kodri (varagu) , cleaned and washed
1/4 cup chopped onions
3/4 cup mixed vegetables
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 to 2 green chillies , slit green chillies lengthwise
2 to 3 curry leaves (kadi patta)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp oil
1/4 cup low fat curds (dahi) , beaten
salt to taste
Method
  1. Dry roast the varagu till it is golden brown. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the urad dal, mustard seeds, green chillies and curry leaves.
  3. When the mustard seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and onions and sauté till the onions are golden brown in colour.
  4. Add the vegetables along with ½ cup of water and cook till they are tender.
  5. Add the varagu, salt and 1½ cups of water. Mix well, cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes till the varagu is cooked, adding more water if required.
  6. Add the curds and mix well.
  7. Serve hot.
Accompaniments

Dahiwali Phudina Chutney ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes) 
Jamun Raita 
Khajur Imli Ki Chutney ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes) 
Low Calorie Green Chutney, Hari Chutney – Diabetic Friendly 
Spicy Kachumber 

Nutrient values per serving
Amt 96 gm
Energy 178 kcal
Protein 6.1 gm
Cho 31.5 gm
Fat 3.1 gm
Vit-A 186.6 mcg
Vit-C 6.7 mg
Calcium 69.9 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
F.Acid 20.0 mcg
Fibre 4.3 gm

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Reviews

Varagu Upma
5
 on 04 Jan 11 06:20 PM


This recipe is all about health. The varagu is really good for the system. But, what is remarkable is that it is incredibly tasty and easy to make as well.