Whole Wheat Savoury Porridge


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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