Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Wheat Rawa Vegetable Medley

Wheat Rawa Medley
I made this concotion yesterday for our dinner. Most of the time, our dinner is very light, consisting of traditional Indian breakfast recipes. Yesterday, I tried a different recipe with wheat rawa other than the usual upma, which resembles bisibela bath to some extent. Here is the recipe.



Wheat Rawa/Cracked Wheat - 2 cups
Carrots - 3
Beans - 3/4 Cup chopped
Potatoes - 1 Medium
Onion - 1/2 of a big onion
Tomato - 1 Medium
Ginger - 1 inch piece - Crushed
Turmeric - A pinch
Chilli Powder - 2 Teaspoons
Sambar Powder - 3 Teaspoons
Amchur Powder (Mango Powder) - 1 Teaspoon


Mustard Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
Jeera - 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves - 5
Urad Dal - 1 Teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Cloves - 2

Oil - 1 Tablespoon
Water - 6 Cups

Chop all the vegetables.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. After they splutter, add jeera, urad dal, cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves. Add onions and ginger and fry till light brown. Add tomatoes next. Fry till light brown. Add the vegetables, a pinch of turmeric, chilli powder and fry again. Add 6 cups of water and salt and bring it to a boil.

Add the wheat rawa and keep stirring to prevent lumps. Let it simmer till cooked. Add more water if the consistency is too thick for your taste. Add sambar powder and amchur powder, stir and cook for a minute more and remove from heat. Garnish with coriander leaves. Add amchur powder only if the tomatoes are not sour enough.

Roasted Channa Dal Chutney:

Roasted Channa Dal (Pottukadalai/ Putnala Pappu) - 3/4 cup
Green Chillies - 3
Tamarind - A gooseberry sizd ball
Jeera - 1 Teaspoon

Grind all the ingredients together with a little water. Season with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Serve the wheat rawa medley with the chutney.


indianadoc said...

Hmmm...sounds good...

Eve said...

very very nice photograph.Is cracked wheat the same that is used for daliya??(one more suggestion it possible for you to post step by step pictures starting with the ingredients instead of just the final product)


Chandrika said...

Thanks, Shynee...

Thank you eve...Daliya is the same as cracked wheat...You have a good suggestion there...In a couple of my previous posts, I have managed to post the ingredients, if not the steps...I will post the ingredients from now on, but not very sure of the steps...But will surely do for complex procedures.... It's simply an issue of time..Juggling between home and work is a bit tough u know... :-)

tastycooks said...

Amazing picture,i bet it is delicious too.

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi chandrika,
this is a good idea of another upma.I will give a try.where will i get cracked wheat.?do suggest some brand name so that is becomes easy to buy.Chandrika, i also made an upma with sago and is in my blog .If your intrested you can have a look.Thanks for shring.

Prema Sundar said...

Good picture chandrika. cracked wheat is healthy and i make something like pulao with that. urs sounds diff and good ...

archana said...

Loved the photo!!!

Menu Today said...

Hi Chandrika,
Colourful dish.

Linda said...

Hi Chandrika, my first time visiting and you have some wonderful recipes (and pics!). This wheat ravva medley and the papad curry especially I must try soon...

Best wishes from Massachusetts :)

Paz said...



Krithika said...

This is a great recipe. Nice pic !

KrishnaArjuna said...

Nice presentation Chandrika!

mandira said...

Beautiful photo Chandrika. I'm sure it tastes yummy as well.

mandira said...

Beautiful photo Chandrika. I'm sure it tastes yummy as well.

Raji said...

heres another PC Sriram in the making! Lovely picture

Foodie's Hope said...

Very pleasing picture! Wonderful arrangement!! I congratulate you.

Now I have to try your recipe, which is the easy part since I have cracked wheat in my pantry.. :)

Shaheen said...

beautiful presentation.

Foodie's Hope said...


Wheat Bisibela Bath said...

What an image! It does look like a rice dish. Cracking dish.