Pasta Upma

Pasta Upma

Pasta Upma – Our latest discovery. The other day we wanted to prepare upma for dinner when my mom noticed that we didn’t have enough rava or semolina but tons of pasta. That’s when we got this idea of ‘Pasta Upma’. We simply replaced rava or semolina in traditional upma. The end result – the pasta merged well with the south Indian flavoring and tasted awesome.  It was a major hit with my LO who loves both upma and pasta.  We prepared this with ‘Spinach-Zuchini flavored Rotini Pasta’ but you can try with other pasta varieties too.

Pasta Upma


Rotini Pasta – 3/4 Cup

Cut Vegetables (Carrot, Beans, Peas, Onions, Capsicum, Tomato) – 1 and 1/2 Cup

Oil – To Saute

Salt – To Taste

Mustard Seeds  – 1/2 tsp

Urud Dal – 1/2 tsp

Green Chilli – 1

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp


1. Heat oil in a kadai. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and urud dal. When the dal turns brown, add green chilli and onion

2. When the onion turns brown, add tomatoes. Saute for 5 mins. Add the vegetables, salt and turmeric

3. Add water and rotini pasta and let it boil

4. When the pasta is done, turn off flame and garnish with coriander leaves


One thought on “Pasta Upma

  1. I made the upma by first boiling the tricolore rotini and setting it aside. Then adding it to the rest of the cooked ingredients at the very end. It was good.

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