– Heat a heavy bottom pan and add oil once the pan is hot. Add all the seasoning ingredients, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and urad dal/ullutham paruppu. Let it fry until golden brown – Now add the chopped onions, and green chilies and sauté until the onions turn translucent. – Add the grated ginger and the rest of the vegetables and sauté.
– Now add the water and let the water come to a boil. At this stage add the salt. The amount of water is based on the texture of rava. I used close to 3 cups. – Once the water is boiling well, slowly add the godhumai rava and mix well so that there are no lumps.
– Let it come to a boil and then simmer the heat and cover the pot. Let the Dalia upma cook until all the water is absorbed and the broken wheat is cooked completely. – The cooking time for the upma will vary depending on the texture of the cracked wheat used.
– Remove from flame and squeeze the lemon juice (if using).