Monday, January 27, 2014

Protein Packed Idli Upma

When I was making idlis, I was hoping that I can have leftovers so I can make this upma. Because its perfect for breakfast , snack or any time munching. In my house we don't consume that much idlis but we are big on dosa , uttapam and pessarattu fans so when someone comes for lunch that time I make idlis, because its filling and fast too. So at the end of the day I had 10 idlis left. I was happy because it is enough to feed two of us for breakfast. Mean time my tea get ready, I made this protein packed upma.

Ingredients :

10 Idlis (rice cakes)
1 onion chopped finely
1 green chili chopped finely
fistful of black beans (yes that's how I measure)
fistful of frozen corn
1/2  tsp.. each udad dal and chana dal
few curry leaves
salt to taste
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. red chili powder
lime juice to taste
2 tsp. oil


Soak all the idlis in water for 30 seconds and squeeze the water out and mashed it.
Heat a pan , add oil, when its hot, add mustard seeds, when its cracked, add udad dal , chana dal , curry leaves.
When dals become pink, add onion and chilies and cook till its pink.
Add black beans and corn , turmeric powder, red chili powder and cook till its warm.
Add mashed idlis and cook on medium flame till its become hot. Add salt.
When its done, sprinkle lime juice and serve hot with a cup of tea / coffee or have it as it is.

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  1. Delicious and nutritious idli upma.

  2. Yummy idli upma!! would try it out!!

  3. Love the idea of adding corn to upma.

  4. Its a wonderful idea of converting leftover for another beautiful dish to start the day.

  5. Yes it is a protein packed idli upma. Wonderful breakfast.

  6. very yummy and protein packed idly upma.

  7. Filling and healthy upma, super inviting...

  8. wow def filling upma.very healthy too .

  9. This looks so healthy. Thanks for sending it to Flavours of the world grande finale event at

  10. Nice idea with leftover,healthy breakfast

  11. Delicious ildy upma. thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul Blog hop.

  12. left over makeovers types are so handy.. i knw this tastes so so yumm...

  13. Hi Linsy - Thanks for linking the recipe to my giveaway - Kindly complete all the requirements for entry - rules are on
    Look forward to seeing more entries from you :)

  14. the beans are a nice protein punch to the regular idli upma. thanks for linking to the lunch box series.


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