METHOD FOR MAKING BROKEN WHEAT UPMA RECIPEHeat 1/2 tbsp ghee in a cooking vessel, add the broken wheat and toast it on low flame for 6-7 mins. Turn off heat and wash it thoroughly. Drain water and set aside.
Heat the remaining oil and ghee in a cooking vessel, add the mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves, asafoetida and curry leaves and saute them till a nice aroma emanates the kitchen.
Add the chopped onions, green chilis, and ginger and saute for 4 min.
Add the turmeric powder and mix. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute on medium heat for 4 min. Add 4 1/2 cups of hot water and bring to a boil. (be careful as you add the hot water to the cracked wheat, it will splutter)
Reduce heat and slowly add the cracked wheat to the water and stir it continuously so that lumps don’t form and it combines well with the water.
Place lid and simmer for 20-22 mins or till the water is completely evaporated and the upma is done. Turn off heat and remove to a serving bowl.
Garnish with coriander leaves if using and serve warm with pickle or chutney of your choice.