I wanted to try Pasta upma from a long time, but somehow didn't happen. Today morning I was wondering what to cook for breakfast. There was no rush in the morning as its a weekend, so I could relax. I thought I will try something new and decided to cook this upma. I cooked it similar to most other upma. It turned out really good.
1.5 cup Pasta (I used Whole wheat Rotini)
1/2 cup Onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup Vegetables of your choice (I used corn,carrot,beans and peas)
1/2" pc Ginger, finely chopped
2 Green chillies, finely chopped
3-4 Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder (optional)
1 tbsp chopped Cashews (optional)
Coriander leaves for garnishing
1 tsp Oil
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain the water and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds followed by cumin seeds.
After they splutter, add curry leaves. Add the cashews and fry until they turn slight brown.
Add green chillies, ginger and saute for a minute.
Now add the onion, turmeric powder and saute until the onion becomes transparent.
Add the vegetables. If you want, you can add a little water to cook the vegetables.
Cover and cook until the vegetables are cooked well.Add salt.
Finally add the cooked pasta and mix thoroughly so that pasta gets all the flavor.
If you want, you can squeeze half of a lime to the upma.Garnish with coriander leaves.