Little Millet Upma is a wholesome breakfast or dinner dish that can be made with just a few ingredients in less than 30 minutes.
Wash the Little Millet and soak it in water for at-least 15 minutes.
In a kadai add oil and add in the mustard seeds, jeera, hing, green chillies,ginger(optional),curry leaves and fry till mustard splutters.
Then add onion . Saute for a minute or two till the onion turns slight brown in color.
Later add finely chopped mixed veggies ,some salt and saute for 2-3 mins until veggies becomes soft.
Add 3/4 to 1 cup of water and allow this to boil.
Drain the water from the soaked samai and add little millet to the boiling water and remaining salt.Mix well.
Cover with a lid and cook for about 8-10 minutes on medium-low flame .Note:Since we soaked it for 15 minutes, it reduces the cooking time.
Once little millet is cooked ( until all the water has been absorbed ,completely cooked and looks grainy ) turn off the gas and add grated coconut , coriander leaves and lime juice .
Mix Well and serve little millet upma hot with coconut chutney or chutney powder.
1.Soaking reduces the cooking time. So soak the little millet for at-least 15 minutes.
2.If you are in a hurry and do not have time to soak, add 1 cup of water while cooking for 1/2 cup of little millet.[2:1] Ratio
3.You can add any vegetables of your choice.
4.You can increase or decrease spice according to your preference.
5.You can make upma without vegetables and onions too.
Note:Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.