Quick Upit (cream of wheat and oats) – Breakfast
This weekend we had a lot of family and guests stay for the weekend. Although cereal is readily available and eating out is a must. The one wake up meal that is always available at my house is a hot stirred pot of salty cream of wheat. The salty smell brings everyone to the kitchen for a quick morning feast.
If you are looking for something salty in the morning then start the day with Upit (cream of wheat and oats) made healthy, tasty and satisfying.
- 1/2 cup cream of wheat (suji)
- 1 1/2 cup flat oats
- 1 to 2 jalapeno sliced or any green chile
- 1/2 red onion (optional)
- 4 Campari tomatoes on vine
- Finely chopped cilantro
- 1 stem of curry leaves (optional)
- 2 1/2 cup of hot water
- 2 tbsp oil (I use olive, but can use vegetable, safola oil, etc)
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp urad daal
- 1/8 tsp carom (ajwain)
- 1/8 tsp asafoetida (hing)
- 1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
Temper mustard, urad and carom, reduce heat then add hing, methi, jalapeno and salt. After a min. add cream of wheat and roast for 3 min., then add oats and roast for 2 min. more. Add boiling water slowly while stirring so no clumps are formed. Mix in the tomatoes and cilantro.
Serve with 1 tsp of butter and chutney pudi (dry chutney made from lentils/spices)