Upma Made With Soba Noodles

I have several favorite breakfast dishes but Upma is my favorite South Indian breakfast. It is usually made with roasted semolina but I have seen many substitutions for the main ingredient. This time I am using Soba (buckwheat) noodles.

First I cooked the noodles, drained them and set them aside.

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While the soba noodles were cooking I assembled all the other ingredients:

  • cardamom pods (3)
  • cloves (2)
  • stick cinnamon
  • mustard seeds
  • coriander seeds
  • fennel seeds (few)
  • cumin seeds (few)
  • dried arbol chili
  • curry leaves
  • onion
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • jalapeñ0
  • red bell pepper
  • carrot
  • frozen peas
  • cashews
  • raisins

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The spices were sautéed in a little oil then the other ingredients added to sauté as well.

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I covered the vegetables with a lid to hold in the moisture so they could cook in their own juices. When the carrots were soft I tossed in the cooked soba noodles.

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After adjusting the seasoning with salt and the noodles were hot breakfast was ready. This was exceptionally good, almost as good as the original semolina version.

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3 thoughts on “Upma Made With Soba Noodles

  1. Looks like an amazing dinner but I could never cope with it for breakfast – I’ve come a long way from only having half a cup of black coffee and a slice of toast on the run but fruit, yogurt, smoothie or porridge are still all I can manage first thing. I showed my husband and he said ‘doesn’t he like porridge?!’ But then he’s a Yorkshireman through and through 😄

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    1. Ha ha! I like porridge ok but only do it once in awhile. It is hardly interesting enough to post about.

      Upma is actually mild compared to many of the dishes commonly eaten in South India for breakfast. It is certainly understandable for vegetables and spices to not be agreeable to some people for breakfast. Faye happens to love Upma but is sometimes repulsed by the though of vegetables for breakfast.

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