Thursday, March 19, 2009
Upma Tikki....Left Over Wonders
What to do with leftover food?? This is a common problem for everyone and the dilemma is whether to throw it away or warm it up and have it later in the day. I normally hate to throw food and during my school days I used to see my mom making innovative creations with leftover food and sometimes it tastes better than the original!
My inlaws had come down to meet us last week , hence I had started preparing southIndian food in the mornings compared to the usual bread only fare. Yesterday I made upma for breakfast and only a portion of it was left over. As usual , I thought I would have it later in the day but somehow did not feel like eating it as upma , in my view, becomes hard if kept out for a long time. In the evening while preparing tea I again noticed the cup lying in the corner looking at me with a sad note , probably was angry at us for ignoring it the entire day :). I then recollected an item prepared in a cookery show that I had seen recently. I added the ingredients according to my taste and prepared tikki out of this upma. Surprisingly, this did not absorb much oil and tasted quite good. I saved a portion for my hubby and to my surprise he couldnt figure out what he was having. Given the good feedback I am tempted to try out more such dishes and ofcourse thought it was worth enough to share it with all of you !
1 Big Cup Upma(left over or fresh)
1 medium size onion chopped
2 Alu boiled, peeled and mashed
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp Maida
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
a pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp Chat masala
1 tbsp chopped coriander
Mix well Upma removing any lumps,add the mashed Alu,maida,chopped onions,green chillies,red chilli powder,chat masala,salt,turmeric and coriander to it and mix everything properly.slightly grease your hands and make tikki's of it and fry it on tawa on both sides with little oil.
Serve hot with ketchup and green chutney.
I am sending this to "Sunday Snacks -Chaats/Indian Street Food" event at pallavi's blog.