Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Protein Masala Upma/Masala Vegetable Upma with Black-eyed Peas

If you want to give a try to a nutritious twist to the usual upma, then you should definitely go through my today's post. Adding loads of vegetables and cooked black-eyed peas will definitely transform a simple upma to a nutritious protein rich upma. Upma, this savoury semolina breakfast dish is one of the popular South Indian dish which gets really very quick with simple cooking preparation. Usually prepared with chopped onions and spiced with slit opened green chillies, Upma is definitely a filling meal when served along with spicy coconut chutney. Obviously if you dont want to prepare the same easy breezy upma, just make it differently by adding some spices and vegetables. But today's post is a protein rich upma, yes i have added cooked black eyed peas to this simple upma and prepared it as masala upma by adding whole spices and garam masala. Easy to make trust me, this protein masala upma will definitely please your tastebuds.

Protein Masala Upma, Masala Upma with Black eyed peas

Since this upma is flavored with spices, you can pack them in anyone's lunch box, as this dish is a complete meal to carry either for your lunch or to enjoy for your dinner. I have added black eyed peas in this upma, if you want to add any other beans,dont hesitate just go on. Am sure Red kidney beans and chickpeas works awesome as well. However adding beans is completely your own choice, and trust me adding beans to upma is definitely one of the best way to sneak beans in your diet. Am running a month of blogging marathon with an interesting theme. You might have noticed that am posting Protein loaded dishes as theme for this month's blogging marathon is Protein Rich Dishes.

Protein Vegetable Masala Upma

1cup Roasted Rava/Semolina
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/2cup Cooked Black-eyed peas
6no Garlic cloves
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
2cups Chopped Mixed Veggies
Few curry leaves
1no Whole spices (bayleaf,clove,cinnamon stick)
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
Chopped coriander leaves

Heat enough oil,fry the whole spices,fennel seeds until they turns brown.

Add the curryleaves,garlic cloves and fry for few seconds, add the chopped onions,ginger garlic paste and cook until the onions turns transculent.

Add the mixed veggies,cooked black-eyed peas immediately,add enough salt and cook everything until the veggies gets half cooked.

Protein upma, Masala Upma

Add two cups of water to the cooking veggies, bring to boil.

Once the water starts boiling, add the roasted rava to the boiling water, stir continously and cook until everything gets well cooked.

Put off the stove. Add the chopped coriander leaves, give a stir.

Serve with chutney.

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Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Wow black eyed peas in upma sounds fantastic Priya..what a filling meal this makes!

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Always loved upma with Coconut Chutney for breakfast.. This version with legumes looks absolutely complete..

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Upma is one dish I terribly miss in these diet days. You are so tempting me to make it immediately. I could finish off the whole plate in a sitting.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent twist to the Upma . I have never gone beyond adding veggies , the use of chickpea, or beans sounds fantastic .

Anlet Prince - Annslittlecorner said... Reply To This Comment

That is a whole lot of veggies in this dish. A complete meal i suppose.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

wow just commented about my black peas love in Padma's blog and now one more. Eni upma laiyam black peas serthuda vendiyadu dan. Awesome

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Adding lobia in upma makes it more nutritious. Only you can think of so innovative ideas.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

That was one of my complaints against Upma that it didn't have a protein. You have resolved that amazingly! Will try this version of Upma soon!

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

I never add garlic to my upma. Many times we make it without onions too. This is a new flavour that hubby will love.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

A very nutritious upma Priya. I usually add lots of veggies but from now onwards will also add beans to make a wholesome meal.

Preeti said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely healthy upma with the additin of beans... amazing twist.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

nice idea of adding beans to upma.. I am a big upma fan. I will definitely try this.