|Upma with peanut chutney|
The last few days have been busy and I have not been able to cook much. We are living on the simple home cooked dal chawal, which is not bad but I needed a change.The freezer has been extremely useful too for times like these. Since I did not have the time for anything elaborate, I made upma (semolina) with vegetables and added some soy protein to make it more nutritious. The texture of soy granules blended well with the semolina. It was a nice and wholesome meal.
1 cup rava
1/4 cup soy protein (soy granules)
1/2 tsp ginger (finely chopped)
1 green chili (chopped)
Mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, tomatoes, bell pepper)
Mustard seeds, urad dal, cashews, dried red chilies, peanuts
cilantro for garnish
Dry roast the rava and keep aside. Heat some oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves, peanuts, ginger and cashews. Stir for a minute and add the onions and carrots. Cook till the onions get translucent and mix in the pepper and frozen peas. Add about 3 cups water and bring it to a boil. Add salt to taste and slowly mix in the roasted rava and soy protein. Stir in between to mix well. Add the chopped tomatoes I like to add a little sugar too (about half a tsp). Once the water gets completely absorbed squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and garnish with cilantro.I served it with peanut chutney.