Brown rice upma is a diet friendly and easy breakfast when the rava is prepared ahead and stored in a container. Brown rice is washed along with a chana dal and dried on a clean cloth for a day to remove the moisture in rice, is further ground coarsely to get a rava texture by adding pepper corns. The addition of chana dal and pepper corns is to enhance the flavor and taste of the upma. The procedure of this recipe is same as the regular one except the measurement of water, as the brown rice requires extra water to cook. This can be served with Roasted gram chutney and sambhar.
Here is the recipe of tasty and healthy upma...
For preparing Brown Rice Rava :
1 Cup Brown rice
2 Tbsp Chana dal / Kadalai parupu
1 1/2 Tsp Pepper corns
For Upma :
1 Big Onion, finely chopped
1 Green chilli, chopped ( Adjust according to taste bud )
2 Springs of Curry leaves
1 Tsp Ginger, finely chopped
Salt to taste
2 Tsp Olive oil or cooking oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
1 Tbsp Channa dal
A pinch of Hing / Perungayam
3 Cups of Water
For Rava :
Wash brown rice and chana dal thrice and drain the water completely.
Spread the wash rice and dry it on a clean cloth till the moisture goes off.
Once the moisture goes off, grind into rava texture along with pepper corns.
Sieve the ground rava and remove the dust from it.
Dry roast it, cool and store it in a container.
For Upma :
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
Once it starts spluttering, add jeera followed by hing, channa dal and roast it till the color changes.
Add curry leaves followed by green chilli, ginger and chopped onion.
Saute till the color of onion changes and add salt followed by the measured water.
Let it boil, add the brown rice rava and mix it evenly.
Simmer the flame, close it with a lid and cook till the upma becomes dry.
Switch off the flame and keep it aside for 5 minutes.
Serving Options :
Serve hot with Roasted gram chutney and sambhar.