Upma (Indian Cream of Wheat Breakfast)


  • 1 c. cream of wheat
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1/4 c. chopped onions
  • 2 – 3 green chilies
  • 1/4 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. urad dahl
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger
  • 4 – 5 curry leaves
  • 10 cashew halves


  1. Heat oil in skillet and add mustard, cumin, urad dahl, curry leaves and cashews. Sauté lightly and add onions and salt, green chilies and cook until lightly browned.
  2. Add ginger and more vegetables if desired. Add water and bring to a boil.
  3. Add cream of wheat, stirring constantly, and cook 2 – 3 minutes. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for a couple minutes longer.
Browse Cook(s): Padmaja Medidi
Browse Theme(s): Indian Breakfast Entrees

All the recipes featured on this site are from the cooking programs on 3ABN; most are from the 3ABN Today cooking segments. All recipes are dairy-free vegetarian; vegetarian cookbooks are available from our store, as well as vegetarian cooking DVDs.