Wheat rawa /cracked wheat lemon bhath

I have been wanting to try this lemon bhath for quite sometime after seeing this recipe at Malar's space a few weeks back. She had made this with broken rice. This cracked wheat version turned out great and was very tasty. We had it as a light evening meal with tomato chutney.

1. Wheat rawa or cracked wheat (smaller variety), 1 cup.
2. Lemon juice, 1/4 cup.
3. Green chilies, slit into 2, 2. This can be substituted with 1-2 broken dried red chilies and added along with the seasoning.
3. Finely chopped ginger, 1/4 teaspoon.
4. Curry leaves, a handful.
5. Chopped cilantro for garnishing.
6. Mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon.
7. Urad dhal, 1/4 teaspoon.
8. Channa dhal, 1/4 teaspoon.
9. Broken cashews, 1/2 tablespoon.
10. Salt as per taste.
11. Turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon.

Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil.  Add the mustard seeds and let it splutter once the oil turns hot. Then add the urad dhal, channa dhal, broken cashews,  and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. Lower the flame now to a low to medium simmer and add 2 cups of water along with the lemon juice, turmeric powder, green chilies, chopped ginger,  and salt and let it come to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, add the cracked wheat and mix everything well. Let it cook on a low flame until all the water is absorbed. Garnish with chopped cilantro and switch off the stove. This dish tastes better if it is let it rest for sometime, for all the flavors to absorb, say for an hour.


Priya Suresh said...

Am in love with this healthy lemon bhath,wat an healthy twist to our usual lemon bhath.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Thank you for dropping by .
Such a tasty twist to this healthy meal..

I m pasting the comment I wrote in reply to your question in my space,, just Incase you don't get a chance to go back.

Hi Gita,
Please do try this yummy side. If you are making it for the first time, make it in small proportion and also if you prefer less heat, reduce the chilli accordingly.

We have it as a side for lentil based curry or curd rice. Not for sambar kind.

To have it like puli rice , there goes one more powder that needs to be added separately to get the puli ogre flavour.

Please do try and let me know. Also give me a shout if you have any doubt

Sony P said...

Healthy and interesting recipe dear !!

Umamaheswari Anandane said...

It looks like a version of "Turmeic rice" but with wheat. A very good recipe for healthy digestion ...thanks Gita :)