Had it been few months ago, I would have had to post Tea for the His Cooking event, Priti is holding. But now things are very different. Between my recuperation and the near improbablity of getting good food outside home, my husband has picked up cooking skills that I am sure proud of.
In my absence he was cooking for himself a proper breakfast, packing a somewhat frugal lunch and cooking rice and vegetables for his dinner. He had even attempted to grind for dosais and make them.There is my instruction sheet still attached to the door of the refridgerator in the kitchen.
He now makes semiya upma, aval and wheat rawa upma very well. One of my blog buddies suggested to him that he can start a rival blog to mine :)
Though I am fully fit to cook anything he desires, nowadays, he makes these simple upmas that taste real good for me whenever he can. It is a long way from reheating frozen dishes that I used to store for him before I travelled while we lived in Egypt.
This aval upma has roasted potatoes to add a bit crunch and onions tossed just about a little and the regular garnish. The picture speaks for itself.
His recipe for the above is,
1/2 cup medium thick aval/poha/beaten rice, washed under running water until the aval is tender and salt added.
Any quantity of microwave cooked potato, the more the better.
Sliced onion as desired.
Green chillis slit, deseeded. (as per spice requirement)
Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, channa dhal and curry leaves for tempering.
Two table spoons oil in all - for tempering, roasting onions and potatoes and for the upma.
Add oil in a pan and crackle the mustard seeds and cuminseeds. Add the channa dhal and fry until slightly brown. Put in the chillis and sliced onions. Toss them around for a while.
Add the cooked and cubed potatoes. Keep roasting until they are crunchy.
Add the salted and softened aval. Toss for a few minutes on medium heat until all ingredients blend well.
Remove from heat and transfer on to your eating plate and consume as soon as possible:)
Now that is how he eats it...piping hot with a hot cup of tea.
I hope Priti enjoys adding this dish as much as I relished it.