Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pasta Upma

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.

Pasta Upma
Pasta Upma


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 
Lime (optional)

Cooked Pasta

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.

Serves 2-3

Enjoy the Pasta Upma hot...!!!!

Pasta Upma

Finally, I would like to thank Shobha @ Food Mazaa to share this lovely award !!!!!

Sending this to the Kids Delight event hosted by Mina , an event started by Srivalli.

and also to the Breakfast mela @ Cooking for all seasons , an event by Srivalli.

13 Tasty Comments:

AMMU MOHAN said...

pasta looks delicious..everyone used to eat the food in indian's style... lol.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

aaha.. new invention.. never seen this recipe anywhere. super.. kalakitinga :)

Julie said...

very nice presentation..recipe looks good too.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks so delicious, nice and colorful. Congrats on your award.

saleena said...

Decorated very well.Looking so beautiful.You are experimenting with different types of Upumaaa.Keep going.. Also please send a signed autograph thru mail..

Angela said...

That looks lovely and refreshing - a nice dish for spring.

Vidhya said...

Loved this Indianized version of Pasta.

Deeksha said...

thanks for visiting my place and giving lovely comment.
pasta looks very tempting and beautiful!

Alessandra said...

So interesting! I am Italian but i never had pasta like this (actually, we don't eat pasta for breakfast :-)!

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hemalata said...

Wow delicious and healthy pasta upma.Very nice presentation.

aipi said...

YUmmy yum- i want that platter right now- nice recipe!
US Masala

Sobha Shyam said...

Thank you all :)

Sravs said...

so healthy and delicious pasta !!


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