Each morning, I wonder what do I make for breakfast. Oats / Cereal gets too boring at times. It just so happened that I had some left over boiled Penne pasta and Upma being one of the staple breakfasts at home- i decided to put the two together.
It's just like regular upma, where rawa is substituted by pasta. This recipe would serve two people and taken under 15 minutes to get done.
Over 1 cup boiled / leftover pasta (Penne/ Fucilli / Macaroni )
1 medium sized carrot-finely chopped
1 small onion finely chopped
2-3 springs-spring onions-finely chopped
10-12 French beans-finely chopped
Pinch of turmeric
8-10 Cashewnuts / Handful peanuts ( Optional)
For tempering: 1 tsp Udad dal, 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds (Rai), 1 tsp green chillies-finely chopped , 1/2 tsp ginger-finely chopped, Few curry leaves
1 tbsp Cilantro / coriander-finely chopped
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste
1. Heat oil in non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds-once they pop, add udad dal,curry leaves, cashews, ginger, green chillies.
2.Once udad dal and cashews turn golden, add the vegetables, turmeric, salt. Sprinkle some water, and keep a lid on the pan so that the vegetables cook fast. This will take around 4-5 min.
3.Once the vegetables are cooked, add the boiled pasta, and toss around so that all the spices are evenly coated.
4. Take the pan off flame, garnish with coriander and serve piping hot.
A cup of filter coffee will give good company to this Penne Upma!