Sunday, August 22, 2010


2 years ago when my princess has arrived in my life, I did not realise that how my life will be after 2 years. Time has passed and I enjoyed a lot my motherhood and still enjoying but during this I did not realise that my enjoyment made me to forget about my health. I have put up 20 kegs extra weight during this time.

It was first time for me when my husband told that I should take care of me and my health. Then the same day I have decided that I will come back to same shape again. I joined gym the very next day and started having 1000 calorie diet every day. Today I am writing down a recipe which I am having alternate day and believe me it is very effective. It is nothing else but very common dish i.e., Wheat Rava Upma or called as kichadi also. So here is diet version of my upma but healthy people may increase fat quantity in this by adding more oil or ghee in this.


Preparation Time-15 min

Cooking Time-20 min

Serves- 4 Persons


Broken Wheat Rava or Dalia- 2 cups

Mix Vegetables -2 cups cut in small pieces (French beans, carrot, cauliflower, peas, potato, capsicum etc.)

Oil- 2 tsp

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Bengal Gram Dal- 1tsp

Broken Black gram Dal- 1 tsp

Dry Red Chillies-2

Curry leaves-few

Onion-2 (Finely Chopped)

Green Chillies- 2 (Slit)

Tomatoes-2 (Finely chopped)

Salt- to taste

Hot water-4 cups


• I have used pressure cooker for making this but you can use a wide mouth pan but in this case the cooking process will be little longer time.

• Wash wheat rava and keep aside.

• Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, Bengal gram dal, broken black gram dal and dry red chillies.

• Allow mustard seeds to splutter.

• Now add chopped onion and green chillies into it.

• Fry it till onion changes colour to golden brown colour.

• Now add all vegetables and tomatoes to it.

• Fry for couple of minutes and then add washed wheat rava in this.

• Mix it well and fry for another couple of minutes.

• Now add 4 cups hot water in his along with salt.

• Cook in low medium heat till vegetables and rava are cooked properly.

• Serve hot with some healthy chutney and dal.


Julie said...

wow. This is good for my father since he is searching for a right food to have a healthy diet. Thanks for sharing.

Puja said...

Dalia upma looks so the addition of lots of veggies..healthy n colorful!!

Niloufer Riyaz said...

a very healthy dish for those on diet!!!

Satya said...

dalia upma looks yummy ...very comfort n healthy food anytime


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Really a super healthy dish....Keep pushing yourself to get back in shape but don't crash diet dear...
Hamaree Rasoi

chef and her kitchen said...

Simple n healthy one

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

nice upma onfor people who r on diet. Dont lose heart,ur weight will surely come down

Uma said...

Good luck for your weight loss..
am going to try this.. lots of veggies!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Healthy and yummy recipe!

Becky said...

Wow, love the addition of lots of veggies, healthy n colorful, keep it up.

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

wow..a healthy recipe ,sounds yummm

sadie said...

Wow, amazing ,keep it up.

Allison Clark said...

A very healthy dish, I should be making this in the future when my in-laws would come to visit me.

Unknown said...

A tasty dish for evening tiffins,love it,quite healthy.

semiya upma said...

very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards, upma recipe