Sprouts dalia upma

I had extra sprouts and was wondering what to do with it. So I decided to pair it with dalia (broken wheat) and make an upma. I didn’t want to spoil this by adding any vegetables so it was just dalia, sprouts and more sprouts.

Dalia – 1 cup
Sprouts – 2 cups
Water – 2 cups
Oil – 1 tbsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp 
Chana dal – 1 tsp
Dried red chillies – 2
Asafoetida – a pinch
Curry leaves – 6-8
Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

In a kadai add the oil and mustard seeds. When it splutters add the dals, red chillies and asafoetida. Add the dalia and curry leaves and fry till dalia turns colour. Add the coconut, give it a stir, then transfer to a container that can be kept in the pressure cooker. Add the sprouts, water, salt and ghee and cook in the cooker for two whistles. What you get is a fluffy and moist upma. You can eat it with any chutney or sambar but I found that it tastes great on its own too. Serves 3

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