Broken Wheat with Lentils and Veggies

A healthy version/cross over of Pongal of south india and tahiri of UP probably...not sure anyways it tasted good and 'nice rice' in it makes it interesting for people who don't eat rice for health reasons. Broken Wheat fortified with lentils and Vegetables :D interesting? It is, if you don't mind chewing ! It is little chewy because of broken wheat.

I packed it for my lunch. It was quite filling. Lately I am very busy with the office work and not able to click pictures of food tried and tasted from other blogs. The below photo was clicked in my office. I used my mobile phone, so photo is not that clear!

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You need the following:
Broken Wheat : 2 cups
Split, deskinned green beans/Hesarubele : 1/2 cup
Mixed Vegetables of your choice : 1 cup
Green  Chillies : 10 (slit lengthwise)
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tsp
Oil : 1tbsp
Salt
lemon juice : optional

Roast broken wheat on hot pan till the raw smell of wheat dissappears and you start getting the aroma of roasted wheat. Keep it aside. Roast yellow lentils/Split, deskinned green beans/Hesarubele in the same hot pan till lentils turn golden brown.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker pan. Add mustard seeds when it stops spluttering add green chillies, chopped onions, and all other vegetables along with curry leaves. Sautee for next 2 minutes.
Add in roasted broken wheat, lentils and mix. Add 3.5 cups of water and little salt. Allow the mixture to boil. Check salt and adjust if required. Close the cooker lid and cook for 3 whistles. Set the pressure cooker aside and let it cool.
THIS DISH DOES NOT TASTE GOOD WHEN IT IS HOT
YES, you read it right! Serve an hour after1 hr. By this time the broken wheat would have settled down well and it tastes good to eat. If you eat it hot you may feel as though you are eating half cooked wheat! Add lemon juice, mix well and then serve.

I am sending this to JFI-Wheat hosted by Roma of Roma's Space. I loved the beautiful wheat poem at Roma's place, so re-posting it here. 
 
On a different note, I need an umbrella too as I am showered with various awards. Thanks to Uma, Smitha, Priti, Raks, Mangala Bhat, Indrani, Shama

One of the awards which Uma has shared says "The award states that-These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Award goes to more than 8 people-Uma of Essence of Andhra, Smithaof Kannada Cuisine, Priti of Indian Khanna, Raks of Raks Kitchen, Indrani of Apyayan, Mangala of Recipes 24 by 7, Priyanka of Asan Khana, Sowmya of Creative Saga, Cham of Spice Club, Roma of Roma's Space,  Rekha of Plantain Leaf, Rekha and Sharon of The Key Bunch, Jayashree of Samayal Arai, Happy Cook, Sushma of Savi Ruchi, Ashvini of Nanna Adige, Gayatri of My Adige Mane, Asha of Foodies Hope, Sia of Monsoon Spice, Namratha of Finger Licking Food, Shama of My Handicrafts, Sanghi of Sanghis Food Delight, YOSEE of Jalan Jalan, Dibs of Chitra Ammas Kitchen, Deesha of Vegetable Platter, Maya of Konkan World, Shubha of Colors of Nomadic Life, Priya of Priya's Easy nTasty Recipes, Chitra of Ratatoulie,AnuSriram of Chandrabhaga, Aand N of Delectably Yours, Lubna of Kitchen Flavours,Swapna Praveen of Cooking with Swapna, Meera of Enjoy Indian Food, EC of Easy Crafts, Nithya Praveen of Culinary Odyssey, and All those who take precious few minutes to appreciate the food blogged here and try them with full confidence. Kudos to all friends around the blogworld. I will upload the pictures of the award in the awards page in few days time. Till then you all take care,eat helathy and be healthy! :D

I tried alasande vade/black eyed bean vada from Shubha's Blog(Colors of Nomadic Life) , Flax Seeds Chutney Powder from Maya of Konkan World,  Ridge Gourd Dal from cook book "cooking with pedatha" for our week end lunch plate (2 weeks ago). All were fantastic!

From left to right - tomato chutney/pickle, flax seeds chutney powder, Ridge Gourd Dal, Majjige Huli with cucumber, Alasande Vade and Rice.
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Many thanks to all lovely ladies who shared their tasty recipes. Keep Blogging ladies :)


29 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds healthy and easy to make,never tried broken wheat,lentil combo! Yummy!

Asha said...

My eyes went to straight to your ootada thatte, looks so good. Since Saturday, we are eating cake, cookies, junk, even y'day since we had to be at Driver's license office for half a day, didn't eat homecooked food, so tired! Have to cook something today. Dalia dish looks great too! :)
Enjoy the award and thanks for giving it to me too. Hugs!

Shama Nagarajan said...

Yummy dear...Congrats on ur award..thank you for passing it to me....feeling great and happy

Sanghi said...

Healthy recipe..! :)

notyet100 said...

looks so healthy,..;-)thnks for the awards,..and congrats to u too...dinner platter looks yum too,..everythin is new for me,..thnks for sharin,..:-)

Priya said...

Healthy dish, also very simple n easy one...congrats on ur awards, thanks for thinking about me LG...

Happy cook said...

Wow i love that lastplate with the food.
Reminds me ofhome.
Thankyou for passing me the award and congrats to you too.

Cham said...

Great, I like ur office backg picture! The thali, everything looks perfect!
Congrats on ur award and thanks to share with me :)

AnuSriram said...

Thats a healthy dish! Looks delicious!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! lakshmi sounds healthy.Thanks for he recipe :)

A_and_N said...

What determination to blog :)

sowmya said...

that thali looks yuumm..have to try the black eyed peas vadai...dhalia looks nice and healthy..
Thanks for the award

Varsha Vipins said...

wow. loved that pic in office..reminds me of my office days..:)The dish is new to me n sure likes like a filling bowl LG..congrats for ur awards as well..enjoy..:)

Sushma said...

First of all congrats for the awards, thanks for passing to me.
Dhalia looks delicious & the ootada thatte wow!!
BTW, how is your diet sessions going?

rekhas kitchen said...

so very helthy recipe lakshmi and that thali looks so inviting yum yum

quanton said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Kaylee

http://grillsblog.com

LG said...

@ Kaylee,

Many thanks for your first comment. I am glad to know that you enjoy reading posts on TOM. Keep Coming dear :)

@ All,
Thanks for all the encouraging comments :)

romaspace said...

Very healthy recipe for a filling breakfast. Thanks a lot for passing the friends award to me. I am happy to be in your circle.

Uma said...

I sent you an umbrella! Did you get it? :D Congrats on the well deserved awards Lakshmi! Thanks for passing me again.

All the dishes look wonderful and mouth-watering.

Prathibha said...

very healthy food...congrats for the award

Adlak's tiny world said...

sounds very nice LG... very nice platter of food. congrats for all those awards.

Premyscakes said...

sounds delicious and perfect.

YOSEE said...

I make a very similar broken wheat upma with vegetables, taught by the nutritionist for my diabetic husband, with only lentils missing.Next time, will add lentils too.

Maya said...

Am pretty late here, but seeing your delicious thatte makes me drool even after dinner. Lentils with veggies and broken wheat must be really delish! Glad you liked the Pudi and thanx for mentioning me in the award too! Congrats on yours :).

LG said...

@ Maya,

Thanks dear.

Divya Vikram said...

I too make this often with broken wheat. Nice one.

Rajee said...

Great recipes. Looks so goo.

Rajee said...

I too participate wheat event for cracked wheat.

Rajee said...

Pls let me know which date u got the roundup becos I was thinking whether I am very late to see or not.