Wheat Porridge – Indian Style

I came across an interesting site today. According to its sources, lemons contain more sugar than strawberries and in France people eat more than 500,000,000 snails a year. Interesting huh?

Indu cooked breakfast today. She used wheat porridge seasoned with typical Indian spices. I’m sure it must be pretty common in many north Indian homes – in our dysfunctional household however, it was a big hit.

Wheat Porridge Indian Breakfast
  • 2 cups cracked wheat porridge
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder [haldi]
  • Salt and chilli to taste


  1. Cook the porridge in the pressure cooker for about 10 minutes with an equal amount of water. We use a Hawkins Futura, so that takes a little less time. You’ll need to adjust for your cooker accordingly.
  2. Saute the onions, till they are soft and edges just beginning to turn golden – add turmeric and salt. Mix.
  3. Add the tomatoes and coriander.
  4. Stir in the porridge.
  5. Adjust seasoning.
  6. Serve with a dollop of butter :D

Note: You could use stock [chicken/vegetable] instead of water when cooking. Add a few chopped green chillies with the onions if you would like it hot.

By Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is a wellness coach who works with different aspects of lifestyle change towards the accomplishment of goals such as weight loss and blood sugar management among other health situations that require the presence of specialised, precise diets and lifestyle change. His methods address aspects of food, nutrition and the mind.