Kambu Aval Upma / Pearl Millet Flakes Upma


Kambu / Bajra flakes - 2 cups
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Green chillies - 3 to 4 (slitted)
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves - for garnish
Lemon juice - to taste
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp(optional)
Salt – to taste

For seasoning:
Mustard Seeds - ¾ tsp
Channa dhall - 1 tsp
Urad Daal - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp 


Wash the Bajra flakes to remove impurities and drain completely.  Keep aside for  5 minutes.

Steam it in a idli plate or steamer for 5 minutes or till it is becomes soft.

Heat oil in a kadai; season it with mustard seeds; once it crackles add urad dhal, channa dhal and curry leaves.

Once the dhal becomes golden brown, grated ginger, green chillies and onion.  Saute well till the onion becomes translucent.

Add cooked Bajra flakes and salt. Mix it gently and cook till the rice flakes heated evenly (it will take just 2 to 3 minutes only)

At last add grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice. Give it a mix and serve hot!