Vrat Ka Upma


Serves 2

Samak Chawal (soaked) (barnyard millet) –  1 cup

Water – 2lt

Sendha namak – a generous pinch

Ghee – 2tbsp

Peanuts (skinless) – handful

Cumin – 1 tsp

Ginger chopped – 2 tsp

Green chilli – 1no

Curry leaves – few sprigs

Potato (Boiled & Diced) – 1 cup

Milk/Water – 2 cups

Coriander chopped – handful

Pepper Powder – a pinch

Sendha Namak


Soak the samak chawal for 20 mins in water. In a deep pan add 2lt water and a generous pinch of sendha namak. Add the soaked samak chawal and boil them for 5mins or till almost done.

Once done remove them and stain them out. Spread it over a plate and fluff it up using a fork.

In a fresh pan heat ghee and fry the peanuts till light brown in colour.

In the same pan add cumin, ginger, green chilli and saute them. Add curry leaves, diced potato and toss them for two mins.

Add boiled samak chawal and toss them with some sendha namak. Pour milk or water and cook till it turns to an Upma like consistency.

Once thick add in peanuts, chopped coriander and mix them. Serve it hot immediately.