Chana dal- khatti Kairi upma (Chick Pea RawMango Upma)

One lip smacking traditional recipe of summers in Maharashtra and arts of Karnataka, Gujrat made specially during chaitra Navratri and Ram Navami.

      Ingredients:

  1. Chick Pea (Bengal Gram) -200 gms ( Soaked in water for 6-7 hrs
  2. Raw Mango (grated) – 1 medium size /100gms
  3. Oil -1 tbsp (15gms)
  4. Cumin – 1 tsp
  5. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  6. Curry leaves – 10
  7. Finely chopped coriander
  8. Asafoetida -1/2 tsp
  9. Turmeric – 1 tsp
  10. Green chilles – finely chopped 1tsp
  11. Red chillies – 3-4
  12. Redchilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  13. Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  14. Salt – 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Grind soaked chickpea coarsely with very little water.
  2. Steam the ground chickpeas for 5-6 whistles in pressure cooker.
  3. Heat oil in a shallow pan and add Cumin – 1 tsp, Mustard seeds – 1 tsp, Curry leaves – 10, Asafoetida -1/2 tsp, Turmeric – 1 tsp Green chilles – finely chopped 1tsp,Red chillies – 3-4 as these seasonings crackle, add half of grated raw mango and mix well,
  4.  Mix rest of the raw mango with the steamed chickpeas mixture and add this to the seasonings.
  5. Now add red chili powder, turmeric, sugar and salt mix well and allow to cook closed lid for 10-15 minutes on simmer.
  6. Keep tossing the mixture from time to time to prevent charring.

Nutrition Benefits:

      Ideal food for diabetics especially for those who like chickpea but miss out on traditional recipes without sugar

  1. This is an easy to make dish, filling food with  Low glycemic index, hence dose not spike your blood sugar levels
  2. Same time its filling and rich in proteins and fiber,
  3. It makes and ideal morning breakfast as well as evening snack.
  4. It has all the needed nutrients  for Diabetics and woman with gestational diabetes
  5. Serving size- two persons
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