Vegetable Cracked Wheat

For Day 3, Week 3 of BM #49, check out this super easy and nutritious Upma with cracked wheat. It can serve as a filling breakfast or as dinner. Add whatever vegetables are available at home, add whatever nuts preferred to suit your taste. A filling meal is ready in 20 min.
Ingredients - 

Cracked Wheat 1 cup
Water 2 cups
Onions, chopped 1/2 cup
Carrots, diced 1/2 cup
Beans, chopped 1/4 cup
Peas, shelled 3 Tbsp
Ginger, grated (Optional) 1 tsp
Green Chillies, chopped 2-3
Salt as needed
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few)

Lemon Juice as needed

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated kadai/wok, add oil and add the seasoning. After the mustard seeds pop, saute the onions until they are golden brown. Add ginger if using.

Add the chopped vegetables, green chillies and saute for a couple minutes. Add water and let it come to a rolling boil.

Add the cracked wheat and mix well. Sprinkle salt and cover.

Reduce the heat and let the cracked wheat cook. Remove the lid after 10-15 min minutes and squeeze in the lemon juice. Serve hot.


Wash the cracked wheat and put it in a pressure cooker. Add in the ginger, salt, green chillies, chopped vegetables.

Add in water, cover and let it cook for about 12-15 minutes or one to two hisses.

Prepare the seasoning separately while the cooker cools down.

After the cooker cools down, squeeze in the lemon juice. Mix in the prepared seasoning and serve hot.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 49.

Sending to the 'Come Join us for Breakfast' event happening at Srivalli's space. 

Preparation Time 20 min
Serves 2
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, February 19, 2015


  1. Cathleen Says:
  2. This looks so tasty! I am getting hungry just looking at this!

  3. Very interesting recipe.

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. I can have this healthy dish without any fuss anytime of the day.

  6. super delicious recipe.

  7. Priya Says:
  8. Adding of lemon juice is a very good tip.Love this veggie upma.

  9. Pavani Says:
  10. This is a very filling and delicious dish. My go-to dish for a quick meal.

  11. A healthy and super recipe.

  12. Very healthy and nutritious dish.

  13. Srivalli Says:
  14. Upma looks very good Harini, such beautiful click..and so healthy as well..

  15. Nutritious recipe. It has everything that you require for a complete meal. I too make it but minus the nuts, so next time I shall add nuts too.

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