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Murmura Upma Serves 4

Ingredients: 2 cups of murmura 1 medium size carrot diced 1 medium size aloo diced 1 small onion chopped 1 green chili finely chopped 1 small tomato diced 1/2 bell pepper chopped 1/2 tsp haldi powder 1 tsp of red chili powder or per taste 1/2 -1 juice of a lime Salt per taste 2 tsp oil 1 tsp rye or rai 1 tsp urad dal Dhania (herb) for garnish A few kari leaves

prefer the bell pepper to be a bit crunchy so I add it in the end. If you are using fresh corn or peas, add it along with the carrots in the beginning. Top it off with a small dollop of ghee and your hot khichdi is ready to be enjoyed and you won’t even notice that it is made with brown rice.

Directions: Wash murmura and drain the water. Let it sit aside. Heat oil add rye and let it splutter, then add urad dal, let it turn golden brown. Now add kari leaves, onion and sauté well. Then add the carrots & aloo and mix well, sprinkle some water, cover it with a lid and let it cook. Then add the tomatoes, bell pepper, sauté and

then add the spices mentioned. Now add the murmura and mix it gently to coat it with all the spices, squeeze lime juice as per taste. Garnish with chopped dhania. Serve hot. Tastes too good.

365 Days of Pure Vegetarian Cooking with Compassion Priya Kothari, a food lover has been blogging for a while now on her favorite subject Food. She says ‘ I must admit that my real inspiration for cooking came from none other than the queen of Everyday Italian, Giada De Laurentiis. Thanks to her enthusiasm for cooking that has dug my hidden passion into something worthwhile. I will also add that my husband has a passion for food which merely goes to his upbringing; yes, my Mother-in-Law is an amazing cook and hence he has an Priya Kothari inclination towards food cooked in a way 365 Days of Pure Vegetarian which makes his taste buds jump in www.365daysveg.wordpress.com triumph! And last but not least, how can I forget my dear Mom who has always been a source of inspiration in creating simple yet very satisfying meals day in and day out. I hope to carry on the simplicity of preparing food from her and pass it on to my family and friends!’

“The recipes shared here are tested in my kitchen unless stated otherwise.” MARCH / APRIL 2012 93

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