Blogging Marathon# 48: Week 1/ Day 2 Theme: Nashta Time Dish: Jonna Rawa Upma
For day 2 of this week’s blogging marathon, I made a healthy and filling upma (porridge) with jonna rawa (broken jowar). I have been watching lot of recipes using jonna rawa on Telugu cooking shows recently, so asked my mom to send me some. Jonna rawa has a slightly coarse texture even after cooking, it doesn’t get too smooth and creamy.
I usually cook it in the pressure cooker to speed up the cooking process, but it also be made in the pan — it will just take longer. This upma is a nutritious way to start any day because it keeps you full till lunch. I added only tomato here, but any vegetable or mix of vegetables can be added.
In a pressure cooker or in a pan, heat 1tbsp oil and add mustard, cumin seeds and dry red chili. Once the seeds start to splutter, add cashews and cook till they turn golden.
Next add the onions, green chilies, curry leaves and grated ginger. Cook till the onions turn translucent.
Next add the tomatoes and salt, cook till the tomatoes turn mushy, about 3~4 minutes.
Next add the jonna rawa and cook for 2~3 minutes.
Add 3cups of water and cover with the lid and cook for 3~4 whistles or until all the water has evaporated and jonna rawa has cooked through. If cooking in the pan, bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and cook hhcovered until the water is absorbed and rawa is cooked through.
Once done, stir in lemon juice and serve with some pickle and/ or yogurt.