Vrat Ka Upma
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
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.