Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hearty Weekend Breakfast - Vegetable Upma

Hearty Weekend Breakfast - Upma


It's sunday evening and boy oh boy weekend did fly by quick,had a beautiful weekend weather could not have be any perfect than today. Finally seems like spring is in air. Saturday morning was as usual busy shuttling kids to various classes and had a fun filled get together with friends saturday night.

Woke up to a beautiful sunday morning, first thing first went to farmers market picked up some fresh produce.  I usually try to make indian breakfast on weekends as weekdays it's usually toast or cereal, with all the fresh produce from farmers market made vegetable upma with fresh tomato juice. It was just perfect for sunday morning breakfast/brunch.

Ingredients
1 cup Upma Rava 
1/2 cup fresh peas 

1/2 cup carrot cubed
1/2 cup small cauliflower florets
1 tomato cubed into small pieces
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 red onion chopped finely
1 small potato peeled and cubed into small pieces
2 tbsp oil for thadka
1/2 cup of mixed nuts (cashew nuts, blanched almonds, pecans, peanuts)
2 tbsp ginger finely chopped
2 G.chilies cut finely
8 - 10 curry leaves
1 tbsp jeera
1 tbsp urad dal

1 tbsp channa dal
1 tbsp mustard seeds
Salt according to taste
Process
1. Dry fry Upma rava for about a minute until raw smell is gone and keep aside.

2.Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan ,add jeera , urad dal, mustard ,ginger, g.chileschanna dal, nuts and curry leaves, saute for few seconds till mustard starts to splutter.
3. Now add onions ,potatoes , tomatoes ,cauliflower, peas and carrots, when onions turn translucent add 2 glasses on water add salt according to taste
4. Let water come to full boil then add upma rava and green onions and stir well.
5. Mix well and cook covered for 4-5  minutes.
6. Let is cool for 5 minutes this will make Upma fluff up.



Sprinkle lemon juice over hot upma and serve.


Vine ripe tomatoes from the farmers market were sweet, juiced them up for fresh tomato juice added  fresh lime juice and it was a match made in heaven. 

After a delicious breakfast all of us headed out to local farm to pick up plants it was perfect day for gardening and right time to plant. Got heirloom variety tomatoes, melons, cucumbers etc.. can't wait for the bounty in summer.
Wishing everyone a happy week ahead !!'

4 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Any time fav and comfort food..looks inviting

Kala said...

OMG Sreelu, that closeup of the upma looks so good - I want some of that...now:):)

Nandini's Food said...

Nice upma! So are the shots...I'd like to gobble some...

Sathya Sankar said...

Upma looks yum, simple and very comforting. Tomato juice looks fresh and inviting!

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