Cream of Wheat Uppuma Recipe

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Cream of Wheat Uppuma: This is cream of wheat cooked with onions and spices. Serve uppuma with sambhar or chutney.


  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 whole dried red chili pepper
  • 1 tsp. black mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. urad dal
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup regular cream of wheat
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup frozen green peas(thawed)
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened or fresh shredded coconut (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. roasted cashew halves (optional)


  1. Place oil in a skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, but not smoking, add red pepper, mustard seeds, and urad dal.
  2. When urad dal turns golden, add chopped onions and cook for 1 minute. Add cream of wheat and stir for a minute. Add salt and ginger.
  3. Add 2 cups of warm water gradually to cream of wheat while stirring.
  4. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Add carrots, peas, coriander, and butter. Stir well. Add cashews, if desired, and mix well.
  5. Serves 4

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