hurda upma recipe | tender jowar upma | healthy sorghum upma recipe

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hurda upma recipe with step by step photos - healthy and nutritious upma made with tender sorghum grains or ponk or fresh jowar.

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hurda upma recipe with step by step photos – healthy and nutritious upma made with tender sorghum grains.

hurda upma recipe

every year during winters, tender jowar grains are available in the markets. these green grains are super healthy and there are many snacks that you can prepare with them. so every winter, i try to add at least one hurda recipe on blog. in gujarat, these sweetish sorghum grains are also called as ponkh. in maharashtra, they are called as hurda.

the simplest and tasty method to have them is just lightly roast them in a pan. add some red chili powder, salt and drizzle some lemon juice. super easy, tasty and healthy too.

i do make some recipes with hurda and two recipes i have already shared:

  1. hurda pakora recipe
  2. hurda bhel recipe
  3. hurda vada recipe

now this hurda upma is also very easy to prepare and makes for a light breakfast or snack. if you can get hurda where you live (though mostly available in maharashtra and gujarat), then do try this upma.

if you are looking for more upma recipes then do check tomato upma, idli upma, oats upma, bread upma and rava upma recipe.

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hurda upma recipe | tender jowar (ponk) upma recipe

hurda upma recipe with step by step photos - healthy and nutritious upma made with tender sorghum grains or ponk or fresh jowar.

course snacks
cuisine maharashtrian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 15 minutes
servings 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 to 2.25 cups hurda (fresh sorghum grains or fresh jowar or ponkh) OR 250 grams hurda
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 medium onion - chopped OR ⅓ cup chopped onions
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves - chopped (kadi patta)
  • 1 to 2 green chilies - chopped
  • ½ inch ginger - finely chopped OR ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 2 tablespoons grated coconut (OPTIONAL)
  • cup chopped coriander leaves (dhaniya patta)
  • salt as required

serving suggestion:

  • few lemon wedges
  • sev (OPTIONAL)

how to make recipe

  1. first rinse 2 cups hurda (250 grams) in a fine strainer or colander. keep aside.

  2. heat 1 to 1.5 tablespoons oil in a pan.

  3. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.

  4. when the mustard seed begin to crackle, then add 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds. let the cumins seeds splutter.

  5. then add ⅓ cup chopped onions, 8 to 10 curry leaves (chopped), 1 to 2 green chilies (chopped) and ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger.

  6. mix very well and saute the onions on a low to medium flame.

  7. saute till the onions turn translucent.

  8. add the tender jowar grains.

  9. season with salt as per taste.

  10. mix very well and saute for a couple of minutes or till the grains are cooked. stir often when sauteing.

  11. lastly add 2 tablespoons grated coconut. you can skip coconut, if you do not have it. you can also add roasted peanuts (whole or crushed) or roasted cashews.

  12. mix very well.

  13. switch off the flame and add ⅓ cup chopped coriander leaves. mix very well.

  14. serve hurda upma hot or warm with some lemon wedges. do drizzle lemon juice on the upma when having it as the lemon juice perks up the flavor and taste of the upma like anything.

how to make hurda upma recipe:

1. first rinse 2 cups hurda (250 grams) in a fine strainer or colander. keep aside.

hurda to make hurda upma recipe

2. heat 1 to 1.5 tablespoons oil in a pan. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.

making hurda upma recipe

3. when the mustard seed begin to crackle, then add ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds. let the cumins seeds splutter.

preparing hurda upma recipe

4. then add ⅓ cup chopped onions, 8 to 10 curry leaves (chopped), 1 to 2 green chilies (chopped) and ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger.

onions for preparing hurda upma recipe

5. mix very well and saute the onions on a low to medium flame.

onions for preparing hurda upma recipe

6. saute till the onions turn translucent.

onions for making hurda upma recipe

7. add the tender jowar grains (hurda).

hurda for making hurda upma recipe

8. season with salt as per taste.

making hurda upma recipe

9. mix very well and saute for a couple of minutes till the grains become a bright green or till the grains are cooked. stir often when sauteing.

making hurda upma recipe

10. lastly add 2 tablespoons grated coconut. you can skip coconut, if you do not have it. you can also add roasted peanuts (whole or crushed) or roasted cashews.

making hurda upma recipe

11. mix very well.

making hurda upma recipe

12. switch off the flame and add ⅓ cup chopped coriander leaves. mix very well.

hurda upma recipe

serve hurda upma hot or warm with some lemon wedges. do drizzle lemon juice on the upma when having it as the lemon juice perks up the flavor and taste of the upma like anything.

hurda upma recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hi, can normal dry jowar be used as well?

    • for dry jowar, you will have to soak them overnight. then pressure cook them and then make upma.

  2. Oh is it!! Very helpful .. thank u so much .. I tried ur many recipes n gained confidence in cooking.. Thanks a lot ..

    • welcome pooni. i hope you are able to get these jowar grains in US.

  3. Hi Dassana.. where could v get tender sorghum grains ? U have any idea? M in US .. I like tender jowar very much..

    • pooni, in US i do not know. if you are lucky, then you can get in some indian store. check in the deep freeze or freezer section as thats where the grains are usually kept. but this is the season and these grains are exported too. so you should be able to get them.

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