Ragi is a very rich source of nutrients such as minerals & proteins. Ragi Upma can be a good source of protein for vegetarians because of its methionine content and it constitutes about 5% of the protein.
1 cup Ragi rawa
1 large Onion,sliced
1/2 cup finely chopped vegetables(carrots,beans,capsicum,peas)
3-4 Green chillies,slit
2-3 tbsp grated fresh Coconut
2 tbsp chopped fresh Coriander
a sprig of Curry leaves
2 tbsp Groundnuts
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Chana dal
2 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2-3 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Ghee
Method to make Ragi upma:
Dry roast ragi rawa(sooji) in a kadai till the nice aroma starts coming.
Remove it from the pan and let it cool down.
Now heat oil in a thick kadai(which is ideal for making upma) or non-stick kadai and add mustard seeds & them crackle.
Add chana dal, ground nuts and urad dal and roast them until they turn golden brown in colour.
Then add green chillies and curry leaves and fry them a bit then add onions and saute them.
Add chopped vegetables to it and fry well for 3-4 mins till the vegetables are partially cooked.
Mean while boil 3 cups of water in a vessel, till its boiling point.
Add the hot boiling water into the kadai and let it boil again. Add required amount of salt to it also.
Now pour the ragi rawa with one hand and keep stirring the mixture with another hand, make sure that this process is done quickly otherwise it will become a lumpy upma.
Once everything mixed, keep the lid on it and cook it on low flame for 2-3 mins.
After that add ghee, coriander leaves, grated coconut and lemon juice to it.
Mix well all.
Cover it and let it sit for 4-5 mins
Serve it hot & enjoy
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