Upma is always a big no in my house but this one and the idly upma is exceptional.My son who is a picky eater and doesn't like to take Indian lunch box dishes likes this fusion upma.As he prefers pasta without cheese and pasta sauce I make masala pasta and upma once in a while for his lunch box.
Coming to the recipe,I exactly followed the rava upma recipe,instead I used the elbow shaped pasta.
This recipe is off to Blogging Marathon #34 under the theme mess free lunch box.Here is the recipe............................
Preparation Time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time ~25 minutes
Serves ~ 2
|Tomato(finely chopped)||1(medium size)|
|Green Chilly(slit into two)||2|
|Curry leaves/karivepillai||5-6 leaves|
|Red chilly powder/milagai podi||1/4tsp|
|Uad dhal/ulutham paruppu||1tsp|
Cook the pasta in a boiling water as per the instructions,drain the excess water and keep it aside.
Heat the pan with oil and do the tempering with the ingredients given,add the broken cashews,fry it.Then goes in the chopped onion,green chilly,and curry leaves.Saute it with a pinch of salt till transparent.Add the tomato and cook it for a minute,add the chilly powder and give it a mix.
Add in the cooked pasta and mix it well and cook it for a minute.Once everything is blends well add the tomato ketchup and mix it well.Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and mix it well.
Macaroni Upma is ready.
- Mixed veggies such as chopped carrot,beans and peas can also be added.
- Use of smaller size or shape pasta suits best for this recipe.
- Adding the tomato ketchup is purely optional but gives a nice tangy taste.
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