1medium sizedonion peeled and sliced thin and long
1large sizedpotatoeschopped in cubes
¼cupgreen peas (fresh or frozen)
15green beans cut both ends and chop in even 1 inch pieces
1large sizedcarrot chopped
½teaspoonred chili powder
Press the saute function in instant pot, adjust to low and add the oil. Add the curry leaves and dry red chilies (if using) and lightly fry. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.Add the sliced onions and saute for 4 to 5 minutes until they are lightly fried.Add the peas, saute for 1 minute and add all the other chopped veggies too, mix well.Add enough salt and saute for another 3 minutes.
Add the broken wheat or dalia (which is washed well), mix well, also add enough salt and saute for another 2 minutes.
Add the water and spice powders, mix everything well. Place the cinnamon sticks and bay leaves on top.
Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position. Press manual and cook in high pressure for 4 minutes.Once the cooking is done, the pot will beep and allow a natural pressure release of about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, carefully do a manual release by turning the lid to the venting position slowly.Once the pressure is all released, carefully open the lid of the instant pot.
Mix everything well and serve the perfect and delicious upma hot with any chutneys, curry or pickles as you like!
Make sure to add the bay leaves and cinnamon sticks as they add a wonder aroma to the upma. Also make sure to follow the water to dalia ratio correctly and only do a manual release after 10 minutes of natural pressure release to make this perfectly delicious dalia upma in instant pot.