Veggie Juice Daliya (Cracked Wheat) Upma

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

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March 7, 2011

48 Comments

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

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  2. Yummy..n nice pics

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

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  4. Healthy and delicious upma looks yum nice presention Priya.

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  5. Healthy and delicious upma looks yum nice presention Priya.

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

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

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  8. healthy and apprtising dish with a lovely presesntation.

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  9. Very nice dalia recipe and a beautiful presentation.

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

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  11. Great idea to cook upma in veg juice!

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

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

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  14. Beautiful presentation. Perfect for kids!

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

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  16. What an amazing click, looks beautiful and yum!

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  17. Nice presentation priya, and good that kids enjoy this

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

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

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

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

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  22. healthy dish…

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  23. wow, what a creative picture, looks great

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

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  25. Beautiful presentation dear,healthy recipe.

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  26. 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. :)

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

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  28. 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!!!

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

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  30. Healthy and delicious wheat upma makes me hungry! nice presentation

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

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  32. 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:-)

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  33. Lovely presentation looks yumm.

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  34. Lovely presentation.

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