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Upma – South Indian Breakfast

Upma - South Indian Breakfast
Upma – South Indian Breakfast

‘Eat your breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar’ – All Indian’s take this sentence very seriously, which is why breakfast in all parts of India tends to be a very heavy meal. I am a big fan of South Indian food because it’s not just very tasty but very healthy and wholesome too. Upma is one of the most popular South Indian breakfast which has a huge popularity across the country. It is a healthy meal made with semolina and vegetables which keeps you full for a very long time but at the same time its extremely tasty and delicious!

Nudo Olive Oil
Nudo Olive Oil

Nudo Italia  send me samples of their new rosemary flavored olive oil .  I am a big fan of rosemary and always tend to use it with meat (which is the obvious choice) but this time I decided to see how well it goes with vegetarian food and decided to experiment it with Upma! Guess what? It turned out to be fabulous because the hint of rosemary makes adds a whole new dimension to the dish!


1 cup of semolina

1 tomato

Dried curry leaves (3-4)

Onion chopped (1 small)

Bay leaf (1)

Chopped green vegetables (I used green beans and carrots)

Nudo Rosemary Olive Oil (2 table spoons)

Red Chili flakes or powder (as much as you can handle)

Mustard Seeds – (5-6)

Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon)

Salt (to taste)

Pinch of Sugar

 Let’s get cooking 

Upma - South Indian Breakfast
Upma – South Indian Breakfast
  • Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, onions and bay leaf – fry it till the onions get soft for about 1- 2 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the tomatoes and green veggies to it and let them simmer and boil for about 3 minutes
  • Add the semolina to it and then add 2 cups of water to the whole thing and let it cook in low heat.
  • Add the curry leaves, lemon juice, chili flakes, salt and pinch of sugar – let it cook till you get a thick consistency similar to a risotto.
Upma - South Indian Breakfast
Upma – South Indian Breakfast

Serve it piping hot and relish it – 🙂 Isn’t it rather simple to make?

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Ginger Prawn and Lemon Noodles (The lazy meal)

Week nights for me are lazy stay at home and watch Telly and eat good food nights but no matter how lazy I am a sandwich is never going to fill me up for dinner. So I just randomly make up recipies depending on what I have in the kitchen! This is one such meal which is easy to make but will make your taste bud and tummy very happy!


Prawns (500 grams)

Noodles (One pack)

Ginger ( 2 table spoon crushed )

2 Red Chilly

Handful of Corriander leaves

Lemon (2)

Chicken stock cubes (2)

Soya Sauce (4 table spoon)

Cabbage (1/2)

Pok Choi (2 stems)

2 table spoon Sesame Oil

Sesame seeds (1 tea spoon)

Sweet Chilly Sauce (1 tea spoon)

1 Table Spoon Oyster Sauce


Boil a big pan of water and add one tea spoon of ginger paste or grated ginger, chicken stock cubes, soya sauce, 1 tea spoon lemon juice, one lemon wedge, oyster sauce, one red chilly, noodles, cabbage and pok choi and boil them together for 10 minutes!

Blend half (250 gms) of the prawns with one chilly, corriander leaves, ginger and  1 table spoon lemon juice together. Bring it to a grainy paste.


Heat up sesame oil in a pan add the prawn paste, the raw prawns and fry them for about 5 minutes till the prawns turn pink. Then add sesame seeds and sweet chilly sauce just at the end. Add some corriander to garnish before serving.


Serve the noodles and the prawns together. It is one of the tastiest and easiest meals to make and I must say it is quite healthy too!


I hope you will try this out and let me know your feedback! Dont forget to share it with your friends on FB, Twitter and everything else you use! 😀