How to Cook Delicious Vegetable Upma in 10 minutes

Recently I cooked vegetable upma for my breakfast and surprisingly it turned out to be quite good. So I decided to share the simple recipe that you can try if you are craving some delicious Indian breakfast.

Step 1: Roast Semolina

Roast semolina flour on a medium flame till it turns golden.

Roast till it turns golden

Step 2: Saute Vegetables

Take a spoon full of cooking oil and put it in a pan. Add black mustard seeds and once they start popping add chopped onions to it. Add some salt and chili to the pan and stir it. Next, add other vegetables like chopped tomato, carrot, beans and green peas and saute the vegetables till they turn a bit soft.

Add a little bit of turmeric if you want a yellowish look to your upma.

You can add a little bit of water so that the vegetables cook well.

Step 3: Add Roasted Semolina

Add roasted semolina to the sauteed vegetables and fix them well. Stir it for a minute.

Step 4: Add Water

Add 2 cups of water to the mixture(basically the quantity of water should be double of semolina) and stir it well till the semolina soaks all the water.

Keep stirring the mixture until all the water has dried.

Step 5: Devour it

Your delicious upma is ready. You can squeeze a little bit of lemon and garnish it with coriander leaves if you wish.

That’s all folks. Enjoy your upma. 🙂

How to make a Peri Peri Potato Rice Bowl Burrito

I recently moved to the states and realized that the only way to survive as a vegetarian is to cook for yourself. So I have braced myself for the challenge and my daily routine now includes 3 sets of cooking and dishwashing.

Yesterday I decided to try something new for lunch. 3 hours and a couple of cuts later, I managed to cook some delicious peri-peri potato rice bowl.

Here’s how you can make a bowl of a potato burrito bowl.

Step 1: Boil Black Beans

Take a cup of black beans and 2–3 cups of water and pressure cook it for an hour. You can also add some salt to the water to fasten the process.

Boiled black beans

Step 2: Steam Rice

Next, steam white rice for your burrito. No special tricks here.

Step 3: Boil Corn

Take corn kernels and boil it in water until they become soft. It usually takes 10–12 minutes on a medium flame.

Boiled corn

Step 4: Prepare Salsa

For this burrito, I will use a simple salsa made of just chopped onions and tomatoes. Half of a medium-sized onion and a small-sized tomato should be enough for your burrito bowl.

Onion Tomato Salsa

Step 5: Fry potato croutons

Take some cooking oil and fry frozen potato croutons in it. You need to fry it for 8–10 minutes until they turn golden brown. You can add some red chili and other spices to add flavor.

Step 6: Saute Black Beans

Take some cooking oil and saute boiled black beans in it. Add some salt and red chili for flavor. You can saute it with some other spices according to your taste.

Step 7: Mix everything

Take steamed rice as the base and add all the stuff to it.

  • Salsa on the side
  • Spread black beans on the top
  • Sprinkle fried potato croutons on the rice
  • Sprinkle boiled corn kernels on it
  • Add chopped bell peppers
  • Add chopped coriander for garnishing
  • Add cut jalapeños on the top
  • Add some yogurt or sour cream on the top

Step 8: Enjoy

That’s it. Your delicious peri-peri rice bowl burrito is ready to be devoured.

Burrito rice bowl

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My First Attempt at Making Pesto Pasta!!

Pesto Pasta!

I recently tried cooking up Pesto Pasta for lunch. I have never made pasta earlier, but I wanted to try something new. Surprisingly the end product turned out to be quite satisfying thanks to Utkarsha Bakshi for her recipe.

I will walk you through the four simple steps for making a simple yet delicious pesto pasta.

Step 1: Chop chop chop!!

First things first, chop the veggies and keep them ready. For my recipe, I am using the following vegetables:

  • a handful of spinach
  • 7–8 button mushrooms
  • 8–10 cloves of garlic
  • 3–4 cherry tomatoes for garnishing
Spinach, Garlic, Mushroom, and Cherry tomatoes

Step 2: Boil the Spaghetti

Take a handful of spaghetti and boil it for 10–15 minutes. Check a couple of times to see it has become soft and turn the gas off once it feels soft.

Note: You do not need to break the spaghetti for boiling.

Step 3: Saute the veggies

Take 2–3 spoon fulls of olive oil and heat it in a non-stick pan. Once the olive oil is heated up, add mushrooms, garlic, and spinach to it. After sauteing it for 3–4 minutes, add pesto sauce to it and saute it for another 1 minute.

Note: For my recipe, I used readymade pesto sauce from Godrej’s Nature basket.

Step 4: Do some Magic

Once you have the veggies sauteed, add boiled spaghetti to it and mix the vegetables well. Stir it for a 2–3 minutes so that everything mixes well. And voila, your pasta is ready to be served.

Note: If you wish, you can also add some parmesan cheese to your pasta, but I wanted to make a lighter pasta, so I didn’t use cheese or butter.

Step 5: Devour it

I added some cherry tomatoes for garnishing, but it is totally up to you. Now is the time to enjoy the hard work you just did in the kitchen. So tuck it and devour every morsel.

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MyChristmas app for windows phone

MyChristmas app for windows phone

Just the one app you need this Christmas. This windows phone app will make your Christmas merrier. This app has many features to make your Christmas enjoyable. It has many greetings which you can send to your friends and loved ones. It also has many Christmas carols with lyrics which would surely let the feeling of the festival sink in. It also has a stories section which features lots of historical stories and lots of stories for kids. It also has a special SANTA section where you can make a wish, keep track of your gifts, being Santa by doing good deeds and lots of fun stuff about Santa. Also it has a special Christmas recipe section all of which would make this Christmas happier. All of these can be made at home. It has desserts, drinks, dinner items and appetizers. It also has a personal checklist for Christmas preparations. It also has a little countdown for the festival
-Christmas carols
-lots of greetings
-make a wish
-track your gifts
-BEING Santa
-fun stuff about Santa
-special Christmas recipes
-Christmas time stories