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

  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. :)

  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......

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

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

  7. Delicious..Awesome Recipe


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

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

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

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

  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!!!!

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

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

    a biteful visit from Philippines.

  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.

  16. looks awesome and so inviting..

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

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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

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

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

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

  22. verrry interesting... love youur blog...your newest follower here. you can find me at

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

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

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

  26. Very nice recipe. Looks absolutely delicious.

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

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

  29. hi.. nice .. i like it your post ..hohoh.. drop my site okay don't forget to join .. i will back join you ... all

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

  31. it looks like a delicious one recipe.

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  33. how are you there?

    visiting from philippines. :)

  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

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

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