Whole Wheat Savoury Porridge

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Healthy breakfast part deux!!!!

This is all part of an attempt to eat healthy! This recipe is by far my most favourite. An Asian take on porridge, made with non-traditional wheat grains! No, not broken/crushed wheat, just plain old whole wheat!

You will need:

  •       Wheat grains (soaked overnight):  1 and ½ cups
  •       Spinach: 1 and ½ cups
  •       Mushrooms: 150 gms.
  •       Ginger: ½ inch
  •       Garlic: 5-6 cloves
  •       Chilli oil: 1 teaspoon (optional)
  •       Light soy sauce: 1 teaspoon (optional)
  •       Oil (rice bran/canola or any other): 1 tablespoon
  •       Pepper: to taste
  •       Salt: to taste
  •       Water: 1 litre

In a pressure cooker, add the soaked wheat and water and cook for 30 minutes on medium heat. (Alternately, you can boil the wheat in a pan with enough water, although this may take a little more than an hour.) Drain and reserve the water.

Chop the garlic and ginger and slice the mushrooms.

In a wok, add oil and fry the ginger and garlic on medium heat for about 30 seconds.

Add the mushrooms and stir fry for about 2 minutes or until the mushrooms start to brown.

Add the spinach leaves and cook for a minute.

Add the wheat and about 1 cup of the reserved water (more if you prefer it soupy: adjust salt accordingly), chilli oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.

Serve hot. Gobble.

Note: Makes enough for two people or one super hungry person.

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9 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Savoury Porridge

  1. Dear Shatarupa, now this is my kind of breakfast! I have more of a savory, salty tooth at least for breakfast and I love porridges! The wheat berries here are so nice and plump and this recipe I might just have to make for my birthday tomorrow! My hubby likes sweet porridges so I am forever cooking up grains and then making 2 versions of breakfast bowls! I love your blog . . . the design and recipes are wonderful and your voice is friendly and personal. I love Bengali and Kashmir food but among my millions of cookbooks, India is poorly represented . . . so I am counting on you to take me through some delicacies!!!

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