Day 5 of the blogging marathon and today’s theme is “Recipe less picture post”.
Sometimes simple things are the most loved like this upma which most kids like as it has a close resemblance to spaghetti. This is my son’s favorite upma nick named as “Noodle Upma”. Upma in general can be whipped up in a jiffy. It is also a comfort meal for me since it brings back fond memories of childhood.
To make this upma healthy and colorful I sometimes add veggies to it. This time I also added some chickpeas which was in the freezer. To be frank I am surprised that my son does not complain about the onions in this upma because I remember picking out the tiny bits of onions from the upma when I was a kid. I guess I gave a hard time to my grandma growing up and it has come back to me
Another variation would be to add cinnamon, cloves, onion and tomato and make it in the biriyani style. Anyway way you choose to do it, it is most likely to be loved by kids and adults.
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp channa dal
2 tsp peanuts
3 red chillies
1/2 medium onion chopped
1/4 cup peas
1/4 cup chickpeas (garbanzo)
3 cups water
2 cups vermicilli (semiya) roasted
salt to taste
Dry roast the vermicilli so it doesn’t clump up when cooked.
Heat oil and add the seasonings. Mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, peanuts and chillies.
Add the onions.
Cook until onions are done.
Add the carrots first.
Next add the peas and garbanzo. Feel free to add any vegetable.
Add water and salt.
Bring the water to a boil.
Next add the roasted vermicilli.
Cover and cook for 10 – 12 minutes.
That is it. Yummy and tasty upma ready.
Sending it to Kalyani’s One Pot Meals event.
Check out what other BM Marathoners are cooking.