ANGEL HAIR PASTA UPMA




ANGEL HAIR PASTA UPMA
This recipe idea is from my hubby. I bought a pack of Angel hair pasta recently made a regular pasta dish the next day. My hubby said that it tasted like vermicelli and why don’t we try making semiya upma with it. I prepared upma with this pasta that week. He liked this upma so much that I made it again for dinner the very same week. This upma goes well with coconut chutney although my favorite combination is with meen kuzumbu or fish gravy.

INGREDIENTS:
Whole wheat Angel hair pasta, 6 ounces.
Onion, medium-sized, 1.
Green chilies, small, 2.
Ginger-garlic paste, 1 tsp, (optional).
Salt as per taste.
Mustard seeds. ½ teaspoon.
Chopped cashews, 1 tablespoon.
Curry leaves, 1 twig.
Chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons.

PREPARATION:
Cook the pasta as per the package instructions and drain the water. The pasta should not be overcooked. Dice the onion finely and split the green chilies into two. Heat some oil in a pan and when the oil is hot enough, add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start to splutter, add the cashews and fry for a few seconds until the cashews turn brown. Then add the chopped onions and green chilies along with ginger garlic paste and salt and sauté for a few minutes until everything is tender. Switch off the stove and add the pasta and mix everything well breaking the pasta into small pieces while mixing. Garnish with curry leaves and cilantro and serve hot with coconut chutney or pickle.

30 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hav never seen this pasta around here,will see next time in pasta section:) Looks nice:)

Ann said...

Ha,thats a great idea to come up with an Upma with pasta..Looks like vermicelli itself !!

Bergamot said...

That's a good idea. Looks yummy :-)

Hari Chandana said...

tha's avery nice idea dear.. looks soo delicious and tempting..lovely snaps!!

Parita said...

Wow something new and something must a try for me! looks delicious:)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

this is really innovating..superb idea Gita.. n it looks delicious... :) presentation s really gud..i just loved the last snap.. :)

Priya said...

I do the same too...prepared it a long back..looks delicious Gita!

Valarmathi said...

Nice idea. Looks so delicious and tempting.

MamaFaMi said...

The pasta looks more like rice noodle. I'm sure it'll taste yummy!

Padma said...

Looks yummy :)

Suparna said...

Hi gita,
Thanks for stopping by :)
This kind of pasta is new to me ....yeah like Ann says it looks like vermicelli :) Thanks for a nice recipe.
Nice click.
Keep rocking!

Laavanya said...

Yes, i've always equated angel hair pasta with our semiya. Yummy.

Vrinda said...

Wow..that upma looks super yumm..i am an upma fan,will try it soon..

Pooja said...

Lovely upma! I too have substituted for angel hair pasta :)

Sweta said...

This is so cool-does it taste any different from the semia?

Ann said...

WOW thats yumm! an d a lovely picture

Astra Libris said...

Such a beautiful recipe! I love how you created such healthy vermicelli using whole wheat pasta!! Brilliant!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice new idea dear...looks delicious

Ashwini said...

thats an nice idea pasta for upma.. i will check out angel hair pasta!!!

Yasmeen said...

yummy!looks lot like sevia :D

Preety said...

i have seen so many pasta dishes today that now i am tempted to give one a try..yours looks absolutely delicious

Ammu said...

Lovely dish. Very creative. Never thought of turning pasta like this wonderful dish with indian touch.

sangi said...

'upma wth pasta' ..gud idea...
simple...but looks sooo delicious...!

rekhas kitchen said...

mee to never seen this pasta sounds interesting and delicious.

Priya said...

hey..I saw a 'broken angel hair', 100% semolina at the grocery store today...reminded me of you! It was some Mexican brand..'Pagasa' I think...FYI

Preeti Singh said...

Looks soo great....I use to make this with normal vermicelli in India...here we dont get that type of vermicelli...neither have seen this type of pasta and now feeling like having it :(..

Viki's Kitchen said...

An upma from pasta .. nice idea dude. Love to have that plate for my dinner.

vidhas said...

Good twist in pasta,looks gorgeous.

Pravs said...

looks yum ! looks like vermicelli upma.

priya said...

hi gita.....i m new to ur blog...u ve a very interesting blog...glad to follow u!