Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kuthiraivaali Upma

#KuthiraivaaliUpma - #BarnyardMilletUpma : We have already tasted upma with varagu. Now we will see the method of preparing upma using #KuthiraivaaliRice.
Kuthiraivaali is called Barnyard millet in English.
The fiber content of  #Kuthiraivaali is more compared to that of rice and wheat.

Kuthiraivaali [ Barnyard Millet ]

It is one of the richest sources of Thiamin [ Vitamin b6 ].

Barnyard Millet
Kuthiraivaali - Barnyard Millet

English                                : Barnyard Millet Or Japanese Barnyard Millet
Common Name                  : Sawan Or sanwa Or Samo Or Morio
Marathi & Chhattisgarh       : Bhagar Or Varai
Kannada                             : Oodalu
Oriya                                  : Kira
Punjabi                               : Swank
Telugu                                : Udalu Or Kodi Sama
Scientific Name                   : Echinochloa Frumentacea
Source : Echinochloa , Barnyard Millet 
To know on Millets
Here comes the recipe to make upma.
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes

Kuthiraivaali Upma [ Barnyard Millet Upma ]

Ingredients :
1 cup                                       Kuthiraivaali [ barnyard millet ]
1/8 Tbsp                                  Thuvar dal
1 big size                                  Onion, chop nicely
3                                              Green chilly, split lengthwise
10 - 15                                     Curry leaves
1/2 inch piece                            Ginger, chop nicely & crush lightly
3/4 Tsp                                     Salt
2 cups                                      Water

To Temper :
1 Tsp                                      Mustard
3 Tsp                                      Gram dal [ channa dal ]
1/4 Tsp                                   Asafoetida
3 Tsp                                      Oil, gingelly oil [till/sesame oil ] preferred


Method :
Take kuthiraivaali and thuvar dal in a vessel.
Wash and drain water completely.
Keep aside.

Now keep a kadai with oil on the stove over medium flame.
Crackle mustard and then add asafoetida & gram dal.
Add curry leaves and green chilly when dal becomes golden color.
Then add ginger and onion.
Saute onion until it gives out aroma and changes to slightly pink color.

Now add 2 cups of water and salt.
Mix well to dissolve salt.
Add washed kuthiraivaali and dal when water starts boiling.


Reduce flame to SIM position and close with a lid.
Keep stirring in between.
Kuthiraivaali takes approximately 10 minutes to cook.
When it is done mix well with ladle and keep it closed for 2 more minutes.

Kuthiraivaali Upma [ Barnyard Millet Upma ]

Serve hot with coconut chutney or any chutney of your choice.

Kuthiraivaali Upma [ Barnyard Millet Upma ]






Other recipes you might like to try
  • Hover cursor over the picture to know the name of the recipe
  • Click once on the picture to take you to the post
Kuthiraivaali Idli [ Barnyard millet Idli ] Kuthiraivaali Sundal [ Barnyard millet Sundal ] Kuthiraivaali Venthaya Kanji [ Barnyard millet Fenugreek Gruel ] Varagarisi ( Kodo Millet ) Sundal Varagarisi Upma [ Kodo millet Upma ]