Blogging Marathon# 49: Week 2/ Day 1
Theme: Cooking for 1
Dish: Arisi Upma
I will be ‘Cooking for 1′ this week. Ever since I started cooking, just cooking for myself has rarely happened. Back in the grad school days, my roomies and I used to cook for the whole gang. After getting married, never got to cook for just 1. But with my husband traveling a lot lately and both the kids in the school, there are days when I have to cook for myself.
I try to keep the dishes I make for myself very simple with few ingredients (usually the odds and ends in the fridge) and few dishes to clean. So for the first day, I made this simple and comforting rice upma from Sandhya’s blog. The good thing about this dish is it can easily be made for 1 or for 10. A quick and easy dish that takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and needs about 15 minutes of hands on time.
My mom makes similar upma but she uses moong dal instead of toor dal. I followed Sandhya’s recipe to the T and loved how delicious it turned out. She added peppercorns to the rice & lentil mixture and that gave the dish a nice spicy kick in the background. It tastes great when served hot with some chutney or pickle.