Cracked wheat upma
Cracked wheat is extremely nutritious. My grandmother used to have this upma almost as her staple food. She is over 90 and still healthy...may God keep it that way.

Ingredients: (serves 2)

cracked wheat - 1 cup
chopped vegetables - 1 cup (Carrot, Peas, Cabbage, Onion, etc.)
water - 2 cups
green chillies - 2
curry leaves -1 stalk
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
black gram - 1/2 tsp
oil - 1 tbsp
asafoetida - a pinch
turmeric powder - a pinch
salt - 3/4 tsp (adjust to taste)


Heat oil. Add mustard, cumin seeds and urad dal. When it splutters, add green chillies and curry leaves. Then add washed cracked wheat and fry for a minute. Add vegetables, turmeric powder and water. Pressure cook/microwave for 15 minutes or until cooked. Serve hot.
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