Saturday, December 25, 2010

Couscous Upma | Upma Recipes

Yesterday I was thinking about a simple and healthy breakfast and came up with couscous upma. Couscous is a cereal native to North africa. A single serving (1/4 cup) of plain couscous has 6g of protein and 2g of fiber and 31g of carbs. It makes a tasty, hearty and satisfying meal.
This was the first time I am trying couscous and I loved it.

Couscous (Original/Plain) - 1 1/2 cups
Water - 1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp
Onion - chopped - 1 cup
Carrot - chopped into small pieces - 1/2 cup
Green bell pepper - chopped - 1/2 cup
(can add any vegetable of your choice)
Green chillies - 3 or 4 small
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/4 tsp
Olive oil (can use any oil of your choice) - 2 tsp + 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Heat the water and when it comes to a boil add the couscous and remove from heat. Give a quick stir and close and set aside for 5 mins. After 5 mins fluff with a fork and add 2 tsp of oil and mix well that the oil gets incorporated in all the couscous.
In a kadai add 1 tbsp of oil and when it is hot add the mustard seeds, jeera and the green chillies.
Add chopped onions and when it is transparent add the veggies and toss in high flame until they are cooked but not too mushy. Add salt and the couscous and mix for 3 mins. Check for seasoning and turn off the heat.
Serve hot.

Sending this to Srivalli's Breakfast Mela.


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