Cracked wheat is a good source of nutrients, fiber and whole grain. I have made upma with this several times, like most of you may have as well. This is a good low carb meal and is recommended for Diabetics. In an attempt to try something new with this, I tried here to combine it with the goodness of protein rich Rajma (kidney beans). The result is this delicious meal perfect for a one pot dinner. Unlike for upma, here I used a different set of spices , garlic and ginger which would rather place it into category of a pulao. With the nutty wheat and proteinaceous rajma, this wholesome and nutritious dish tastes simply delicious with a quickly prepared fresh scallion raita.
What you will need for this:
2 Cups cracked wheat (Godhuma rava)
1 cup rajma (canned, or if fresh then soak in water and precook until soft)
1 tomato thinly sliced
2 green chillies chopped
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp ginger paste
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp of oil
chopped cilantro for garnish
Masala- dry roast all the ingredients below and grind them to a fine powder
1 tsp dhania
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chana daal
1/2 tsp cardomom
In a large pan heat oil, add the ginger garlic pastes, and the powdered masala. Stir in the chopped green chillies and tomatoes, bay leaf, and washed and drained rajma. Saute for a few mins now add about 4 cups of water and cook until it starts to boil. Add the cracked wheat and cook on medium flame stirring occasionally until the wheat is cooked well. Adjust the salt and take off the flame. Garnish with chopped cilantro and the pulao is ready to serve.
Scallion raita: Mix 1/2 cup of chopped scallions, a tbsp of chopped cilantro and a pinch of salt with a cup of home made yoghurt. Serve as accompaniment with the hot pulao.
I am sending this post to Jihva for ingredients -Rajma event hosted by Divya, and JFI- initiated by Indira from Mahanandi