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Sundaikkai Godhumai Rava Upma

Sundaikkai Godhumai Rava Upma
Sundaikkai Godhumai Rava Upma
With year-end nearing, I am already in holiday mood and have started to reduce my frequency of posting. I am all set to close and clear my kitchen so that I can start with fresh stock once I am back. So my recipes will be simple but healthy ones for the next few weeks!! Today’s post is a simple Godumai Rava upma (Broken wheat upma) but with Sundaikkai or turkey berries.
Sundaikkai is the tamil word , so to make it understandable by all I will be using the word “Turkey berries” in the post, so that all can easily understand. Turkey berries are very good for health and whenever I find them I use them in all of my recipes. They are in particular very good for sugar control and you can find a report about them in this link. Whenever I get a chance to buy them I stock them up. They can be stocked up to 3 weeks by wrapping them with a cling wrap. The turkey berries must be dry when we are wrapping them.
Sundaikkai Godhumai Rava Upma

In this post, I had made the upma in pressure cooker as it is very easy and any beginner can cook. There is no extra effort of stirring them continuously. In the traditional method, no cooker is used and we need to keep stirring them until they are cooked. Actually I do this way for all upma varieties, they turn out to be perfect.

Turkey berries are widely used in thai dishes and you can just google them up as “Turkey Berry Recipes”. Check out my other turkey berry recipes

Refer to my diabetic friendly recipe collections and meal ideas in the below link and follow for future updates
Sundaikkai Godhumai Rava Upma

Sundaikkai Godumai Rava Upma / Turkey Berry Broken Wheat Upma

Preparation Time –10 mins | Cooking time : 25 mins

Gas : Low

TurkeyBerry /Sundaikkai – ½ cup
Broken Wheat/ Dhalia – 1 cup
Water – 2 cups
Onion – ¼ cup
Turmeric – ½ tsp
Red chili 1 or Green chili – 3
Ginger – 1 inch
Hing cake – 1 small piece
Mustard – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Channa dhal – 1 tsp
Peanuts – 2 tsp
Methi seeds -  1tsp
Curry leaves – few
Coriander  - few
Oil – 1 tblsp
Salt to taste
1 tsp = 5ml
1 tblsp – 15 ml
1 cup = 237 ml

Sundaikkai Godhumai Rava Upma


1.       Slit the sundaikkai / turkey berries. Chop onion, ginger finely.
2.       Take a pressure cooker, add oil, hing, mustard, peanuts, Bengal gram, methi seeds, cumin seeds and let it fry.

3.       Add chili, ginger , curry leaves and fry.
4.       Add turkey berries or sundaikkai and fry until they are cooked but at the same time a bit crunchy.
5.       Add turmeric ,salt and 2 cups of water. Allow it to boil.

6.       When it starts to boil, add the broken wheat slowly and stir it for 1 minute so that no lumps are formed.

7.       Close the pressure pan and allow it to give 3 whistles.

8.       Switch off and open once the pressure releases. Mix them once and garnish with coriander leaves

Upma is ready, serve with onion cucumber raita.
Sundaikkai Godhumai Rava Upma
Sundaikkai Godhumai Rava Upma

รจ Do not change the proportions of water and broken wheat.