Raise your hand if you have stopped your gol gappa wala in the middle to reiterate (for the 15th time) that you want the suji ones only. No, we are not judging, but we have to agree that India is in fact obsessed with suji or rava or semolina. The grain can be used to make a gamut of dishes from halwa, cheela, dosa, idli to uttapam. If you have recently started working out and dieting, you could consider including suji to your diet as it is rich in 'good carbs' or carbs that do not get digested too soon. They take their time to breakdown, which induces a feeling of fullness. Semolina is also a decent source of protein too. Protein is also known to regulate hunger hormone ghrelin, keep you full and prevent you from over-eating.
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Weight loss is no cakewalk, you have to be very conscious of what you eat. Here's a suji-paneer upma that could be an excellent breakfast idea. Upma is one of the healthiest Indian breakfasts as it uses very little oil, this particular recipe is ideal for those trying to sneak in maximum protein in their diet. With paneer, urad dal, semolina, this recipe is quite a package of protein.
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How To Make Suji-Paneer Upma For Weight Loss:
- 150 Gram Semolina
- Half Cup Paneer, cubed
- 500 Ml Water
- 4 Tbsp Ghee
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds
- 1 tsp Black gram dal
- 1 tsp Bengal gram dal
- 50 Gram Onions, sliced
- 1 tsp Green chillies, sliced
- 5-6 Curry leaves
1. Boil water in a deep vessel.
2. In a pan roast paneer in ghee. Keep it aside.
3. Now add more ghee to the pan, let it heat. Add mustard seeds.
4. When you hear the crackling sound, add dals and sautee until they turn slightly golden.
5. Next, add onions, curry leaves and green chillies.
6. When onions start to become translucent add semolina and saute well.
7. Add the boiling water on top of the suji mix, add salt and keep stirring.
8. Once your upma becomes thick and porridge-like. Serve with a garnish of grated coconut and coriander leaves.
Try making this delicious upma and let us know how you liked it.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.