Rajgira Upma: Ms Hina Gautam’s Healthy Recipe

When we hear the term ‘eat healthy’, we picture bowls of boiled vegetables, boring salads and bland soups. But healthy can be yummy too!

In our recent 18th support group meeting, celebrity chef Ms Hina Gautam shared an innovative recipe, which is high on both taste and nutrition. Ms Hina Gautam who needs no introduction, has hosted more than 600 episodes on the cookery show Rasoi and is a well known face on Gujarati televsion.

Ms Gautam’s recipe is with whole rajgira. For years rajgira has been an important ingredient of our meals on our fasting days but it is only recently that we have woken up to its nutritional value. With 14 grams of protein packed in 100 grams of rajgira, this grain is an ideal substitute for starchy grains. It is also a rich source of calcium and iron and other micronutreints like magnesium, Vitamin A, B and C.

So power-start your day with this protein-packed upma, thanks to Ms Hina. The nutrient-high rajgira will keep your stomach full and the delicious flavours will please the tastebuds.

Rajgira Upma

Ingredients

2 tablespoons whole rajgira
1 tablespoon spinach puree
1 tablespoon boiled peas
1 tablespoon boiled carrot
2 tablespoons buttermilk
Salt, to taste
Jeera, to taste
Green chillies, to taste

Method

  • Boil the rajgira and keep aside.
  • Mix together the boiled rajgira, spinach puree, peas and carrot.
  • Add the salt, jeera and green chillies and mix well.
  • Stir in the buttermilk into the mixture.
  • Microwave for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with coriander and mint chutney.

Bon Appetit!