Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fish Upma

fish upma

This recipe idea clicked  just yesterday, when I was preparing upma for breakfast. In this recipe I have used 2 - 3 cups of assorted vegetables, like carrot, french beans ; now a days, we have a lot of flat beans (seem) growing in the backyard of our garden, used that too. I have added my own little twist , the chickpeas for a change, the outcome is superb ! You can try this dish without adding the fish, tastes equally great ! 


fish upma with vegetable

This is a wonderful side dish for chapatis . I could hardly manage a few clicks when my little one grabbed the plate and finished it :-)


scrambled fish








Preparation time :25 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4 to 5



scrambled fish with vegetable


Ingredients :
  • 1/2  lb. of  any white fleshed fish (skinned and cut into 2" cubes)
  • 2 n 1/2 cups of roughly chopped vegetables of your choice ( I have used carrot, french beans, flat  beans)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup chick peas, soaked overnight ( can use the canned ones instead)
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1, 1" piece of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, as required

chickpeas upma

Preparation :
  • Clean and cut the fish as mentioned above. Marinade the fish pieces with a pinch of salt and turmeric. Pan fry to a light golden brown on both the sides, keep aside.
  • Coarsely chop the veggies to be used, keep aside. Add the chickpeas, grated coconut and  ginger  in a blender or processor and coarsely grind them . 
  • Next, in a wide bottomed pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil, add the mustard seeds, once it starts to sputter, add the red chilies and curry leaves, next add the onion and fry till translucent.
  • Next add the chickpea-coconut-ginger paste with turmeric powder , pepper powder and garam masala powder , fry till the raw smell of the spices vanish. Next add the chopped veggies and salt , mix well with the spices and cook covered for about 3 to 4  minutes.
  • Lastly add the fish pieces and let cook covered for another 2 to 3 minutes. Break the fish pieces lightly, should not get scrambled too much.
  • Serve with Chapatis/Paratha.

Sending Recipe for the event Winter Vegetables hosted by Indrani

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45 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful! A vegetarian version would be wonderful as well...such great flavors and fantastic color!

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  2. You always amaze me with your creativity and brilliant recipes! I just love how it is loaded with vegetables and fish. I would devour that in seconds. :)

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  3. wow very unique and interesting one !! too innovative !!

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  4. amazing and very unique recipe.........luvd ur twist dear.....ur little 1 is so cute......

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  5. What an idea madamjieeee!!!!!
    Lovely recipe.....ur girl s sooo sweet

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  6. Yummy upma...never knew fish can be made as upma...Bookmarking the recipe..

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  7. Delicious..Awesome Recipe

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  8. Soo innovative recipe.. looks yummy.. will try this soon..

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  9. Thanks for sharing such an innovative idea...YUM!

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  10. that's really amazing..very innovative upma..love it!!

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  11. The way your kiddo's eating it , it must be good ! Love the vibrant color of the dish ;)

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  12. Very very innovative... An excellent idea to more people with less fish and oh... will satisfy people like my husband who really want something non vegetarian in every meal!!!!

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  13. Yummy and super tempting fish upma,mouthwatering here..

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  14. upma was another comfort food for me when i was in Pahang, malaysia. great recipe.

    a biteful visit from Philippines.

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  15. I also posted a Upma rec today, but Fish Upma is new to me, looking at your pic, Feel bad i stopped eating non veg food some time back.
    Love Ash.

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  16. looks awesome and so inviting..

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  17. Love the way you packed all vegetables and chickpeas in this dish, Sonali!!


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    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  18. Different one... Upma looks so yummy packed with all those veggies

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  19. very innovative...upma looks delicious..

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  20. A very wonderful creation dear .... your sweet angel is lucky to have such Mom chef creating wonders for her!

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  21. This dish looks like a vegetarians delight if fish is omitted. Great post.

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  22. verrry interesting... love youur blog...your newest follower here. you can find me at http://purplechronicle.blogspot.com/

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  23. Wonderful, innovative & unique recipe. Looks fabulous, delicious and yummy.

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  24. I am constantly amazed dear - just how many fish recipes do you have "swimming" in your head :)))
    Happy new year Sonali!

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  25. You always amaze me with your unique and superb recipes! super delicious.....

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  26. Very nice recipe. Looks absolutely delicious.

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    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com

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  27. Hi, wow, yet another mouthwatering recipe. Lovely.

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  28. blogwalking for the day!!!!!!!! delicious n nice blogs'''''''' click here! thanks,,,,,,,,,

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  30. that sounds interesting. Never ever tried it. Good one

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  31. it looks like a delicious one recipe.

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  33. how are you there?

    visiting from philippines. :)

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  34. hi sonali, wow this simply looks great, i imagine it is delicious, first time i come across this recipe. have a nice day dear

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  35. Sounds like a delicious combination....Fish Upma very nice idea:)

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  36. Thnx to everybody for ur lovely comments :-)

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  37. amazing dear - keep rocking - you must get your fish recipes published as a cook book - my prayers and best wishes for that! cheers, priya

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  38. Interesting dish, never knew fish could be in Upma! That reminds me to make Upma...it's been awhile.

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  39. I'm so hungry right now just to see these delicious dishes, wooow, I love fish so bad <3 thank you for sharing your recipes with us dear, keep it up with ur great work!! xx

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  40. Yummy and super tempting upma.i like ur space.

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  41. Well, I guess the dish has already become a hit ......... your creativity is genuine and amazing..... love it....
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