Saturday, January 29, 2011

Veg Biryani and Cabbage, Onion, Tomato Upma

Lately, I've been feeling a bit lazy to cook anything for myself and also feeling a bit stifled with having so few fresh ingredients to work with. I'm waiting for this sunday when I can buy a truckload from the farmer's market. So, last night, I just ordered a Vegetable Dum Biryani. It came with a yoghurt raita, which I chucked away. My brother's always amazed why someone would pay Rs. 120 for a vegetarian biryani, when for only Rs. 10 more you get the chicken version. Ten rupees - that's the worth of a chicken's life?!
Vegetable Dum Biryani
Vegetable Dum Biryani
And this morning, for breakfast, a cabbage, onion and tomato upma, along with my coffee-coconut milk concoction.

Cabbage, Onion, Tomato Upma
Cabbage, Onion, Tomato Upma


Ingredients:
  • 1.5 cup semolina or an upma premix
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup of water
  • Teaspoon of olive oil
  • Half a lime
  • Handful of coriander
To make:

  • In a pan, gently dry roast the semolina/upma premix for a minute or two.
  • Add water to the roasted semolina and cook for approximately 7-10 minutes.
  • Once the semolina is cooked, add the chopped up vegetables and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately with lashings of lime juice.
Cabbage, Onion, Tomato Upma
Cabbage, Onion, Tomato Upma
Cabbage, Onion, Tomato Upma
Cabbage, Onion, Tomato Upma

7 comments:

Peggy said...

That upma looks super delicious! You'd think the vegetarian biryani would be a little more inexpensive as compared to the chicken version!

The Mom Chef said...

This does look fantastic. You've done a great job.

Regarding your question about "fear" of vegan, I can't hit one of those buttons because I'm not afraid of any part of it. I just choose not to. I love meat and don't have any desire to give it up. I wanted to give an answer but none of the buttons fit mine. :)

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