Bajra Upma
Diabetics and health buffs can relish this spiced bajra upma, which can also be served with cool buttermilk and a couple of fried papads. Try this Bajra Upma recipe at your home.
Chef Ranveer Brar's Bajra Upma recipe

- Indian


- 1

Cooking Time

-10-20 Min


- Easy

Preparation Time

- 10-15 Min


  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp black gram dal
  • 1 tsp split Bengal gram
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ cup onions
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt
  • ½ cup mixed vegetables
  • 2 tsp corn
  • water
  • 2 cups bajra soaked
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 2 tsp Peanuts
  • 1 tsp green chillies
  • 1 tomatoes
  • 1 Lemon
  • coriander leaves


  1. 1

    Heat oil in a saucepan.
  2. 2

    Add mustard seeds cumin seeds, black gram dal, split Bengal gram, curry leaves, chopped garlic, chopped ginger, chopped onions, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  3. 3

    Sauté them well.
  4. 4

    Then, add mixed vegetables (carrots, bell pepper), corn and water.
  5. 5

    Mix them well.
  6. 6

    Add soaked and boiled bajra, grated coconut, roasted peanuts, chopped green chillies, chopped tomatoes, lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves.
  7. 7

    For the accompaniment: Heat mustard oil in a pan.
  8. 8

    Add black gram dal green chillies, salt and grated coconut.
  9. 9

    Mix it well.
  10. 10

    For the plating: Place a ring mould onto a plate and stuff the bajra upma into it.
  11. 11

    Top if off with coriander leaves.
  12. 12

    Serve it with buttermilk, prepared accompaniment and fried papad.
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