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Veggie Juice Daliya (Cracked Wheat) Upma

I’ve standardized my Upma formula. What started off as an easy way to feed my 2 yr old ended up being a super hit with my other two children as well – My son who can and used to be disdainful of Upma after asking for and devouring it day after day when he was 2. Now we are riding the Upma revival in our home. Mynnew method saves me the trouble of cutting veggies for which I am quite thankful. And it makes sure that veggies that are used are not picked out and set aside on the plate by my little one – what I’d describe as a win-win situation. This is the recipe I put out for the Veggie Patch contest. I decided to try with daliya or cracked wheat.
Ingredients
The veggies/fruits I favor are tomatoes, carrots and red bell peppers. I have also used green bell peppers.  Blended into a juice
Cracked wheat or cream of wheat – depends on amount of juice the veggies can give you
Daliya Upma 4
Preparation
Set a pan with 1 tsp of olive oil.
Splutter a pinch of mustard seeds, urad dal, asafetida, a whoe green chili, curry leaves.
Add the juice and let it boil
Add the salt
Keep cracked wheat or sooji (cream of wheat) ready with a cup.
With your preferred hand, keep stirring the juice while with the other, scoop the sooji/ daliya and dribble into the juice.
When it is still liquidy but getting thicker, stop dribbling the grains
Slow the heat to small, cover with a lid and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes
Indulgence – Add 1 tsp of butter/ghee and stir in before serving.  There you have it – a one pot meal under 10 minutes and a perfect weekend brunch. Serve with buttermilk and pickle (out fav combo) or with chutney.
Daliya Upma 3
Daliya Upma 2


Day 4 of the week long blogging marathon initiated by Srivalli

Entering this to Spice ur Senses
Treat to eyes series 1

Veggie Juice Daliya (Cracked Wheat) Upma

I’ve standardized my Upma formula. What started off as an easy way to feed my 2 yr old ended up being a super hit with my other two children as well – My son who can and used to be disdainful of Upma after asking for and devouring it day after day when he was 2. Now we are riding the Upma revival in our home. Mynnew method saves me the trouble of cutting veggies for which I am quite thankful. And it makes sure that veggies that are used are not picked out and set aside on the plate by my little one – what I’d describe as a win-win situation. This is the recipe I put out for the Veggie Patch contest. I decided to try with daliya or cracked wheat.
Ingredients
The veggies/fruits I favor are tomatoes, carrots and red bell peppers. I have also used green bell peppers.  Blended into a juice
Cracked wheat or cream of wheat – depends on amount of juice the veggies can give you
Daliya Upma 4
Preparation
Set a pan with 1 tsp of olive oil.
Splutter a pinch of mustard seeds, urad dal, asafetida, a whoe green chili, curry leaves.
Add the juice and let it boil
Add the salt
Keep cracked wheat or sooji (cream of wheat) ready with a cup.
With your preferred hand, keep stirring the juice while with the other, scoop the sooji/ daliya and dribble into the juice.
When it is still liquidy but getting thicker, stop dribbling the grains
Slow the heat to small, cover with a lid and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes
Indulgence – Add 1 tsp of butter/ghee and stir in before serving.  There you have it – a one pot meal under 10 minutes and a perfect weekend brunch. Serve with buttermilk and pickle (out fav combo) or with chutney.
Daliya Upma 3
Daliya Upma 2


Day 4 of the week long blogging marathon initiated by Srivalli

Entering this to Spice ur Senses
Treat to eyes series 1

49 comments:

aipi said...

What a beautiful presentation dear!! Very neat n pretty mango shape you created there..the recipe sounds great too :)


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Priti said...

Yummy..n nice pics

The Foodie said...

This is such a nice way to disguise the vegetables...upma is looking so good..very nice presentation.

rekhas kitchen said...

Healthy and delicious upma looks yum nice presention Priya.

rekhas kitchen said...

Healthy and delicious upma looks yum nice presention Priya.

Anshu said...

Beautiful presentation with the perfect texture!!!
Very Nice..

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

I loved this upma on your veggie patch..and this a beautiful variation.. love the presentation in cute mango shape.. :)

Priya said...

Using veggie juice for making upma sounds absolutely unique and interesting..

kitchen queen said...

healthy and apprtising dish with a lovely presesntation.

Shobha said...

Very nice dalia recipe and a beautiful presentation.

Edible Art said...

oh how elegant!
did you shape it with a Leaf container?

Harini said...

Great idea to cook upma in veg juice!

Ramya said...

Tangy one pot meal:-)
Perfect for weekend Brunch..:-)

Rekha shoban said...

nice presentaion!!!healthy one~!

Jayashree said...

Lovely presentation...

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

So delicious and perfect !!!
Nice presentation !!

Akila said...

beautifully presented and yummy n healthy wheat dish....

sweethome said...

Beautiful presentation. Perfect for kids!

Susan said...

Looks wonderful. I love how you've used a paisley design - very attractive.

(BTW, if you are still interested in hosting MLLA, I do have some spots for 2012. I can't find your contact info; pls reach me at thewellseasonedcook AT yahoo DOT com. Thx.)

divya said...

What an amazing click, looks beautiful and yum!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Healthy recipe.. Love your presentation..

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Srivalli said...

Nice presentation priya, and good that kids enjoy this

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious dear...
lovely presentation :)

Suchi said...

Priya, I am generally not fond of daliya upma- but I will love to eat the way you have prepared and presented. Looks great!

Soumya Vineeth said...

Love them a lot and getting reminded of my childhood days breakfast!

ila said...

wow delicious and perfect presentation dear :) yummy yummy bookmarked :)

Tina said...

healthy dish...

Krishnaveni said...

wow, what a creative picture, looks great

Harika's Kitchen said...

Clicks are innovative nice mango shape.yummy yummy....

Priya's Feast said...

Nice and healthy upma

Priya (elaichii) said...

very healthy version!

Suja Sugathan said...

Beautiful presentation dear,healthy recipe.

Smitha said...

love the presentation....pics are tempting!...very yum!
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savitha ramesh said...

Lovely dahlia..pics looking delicious.

Gulmohar said...

Beautiful it looks :-)

Suma Gandlur said...

Beautiful presentation. I have no problem in getting my kids eat the veggies + upma combo but this veggie juice idea may work for other recipes. Need to think. :)

Rachu said...

awesome.. I will try for my son... and you have presented it so well.. superb mango shape
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Swathi said...

Super mango shaped veggie juice upma. Love veggie flavors in them.

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Wonderfully shaped upma! Love the the way you made it with veggie juice and garnish! I'll eat it all straight away if my mom serves it like this! Cheers!!!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

The upma looks so delicious, it is indeed a wonderful idea to add veggie juice for the picky eaters.

Deeksha said...

Healthy and delicious wheat upma makes me hungry! nice presentation

Divya Vikram said...

I like the way you have beautifully shaped the upma. Looks healthy too.

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!!!!!!this was the exclamation by me and my daughter when we saw the first pic. Bookmarked. Got some dahlia from my bro last evening:-)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love the idea of using veg juice instead of regular water.

Kamalika said...

Love your presentation absolutely ... very creative in the way you have prepared it and presented it

Kamalika
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Pushpa said...

Lovely presentation looks yumm.

Rumana Rawat said...

Thanks for your entry:)

Usha said...

Nice presentation!

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Archana said...

Lovely presentation.

 

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