Introducing Avocado & Carrot Upma: A Nutritious Twist to a Classic Dish
Avocado and Carrot Upma is a delightful variation of the traditional upma recipe, infused with the goodness of creamy avocados and vibrant carrots. This innovative twist brings together the smooth, buttery texture of avocados and the refreshing crunch of carrots, resulting in a flavorful and nutritious dish that is sure to please your taste buds.
Avocado, known for its rich and creamy texture, is not only a versatile fruit but also a nutritional powerhouse. Packed with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, avocados provide numerous health benefits, including promoting heart health and supporting digestion. Combined with the vibrant orange hues of carrots, which are loaded with beta-carotene, vitamin K, and antioxidants, this dish becomes a nutritious and visually appealing addition to your culinary repertoire.
Avocado & Carrot Upma recipe:
- 200 gms Semolina (Rawa/Sooji)
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 2 medium ripe Hass Avocados, chopped
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 sprig of curry leaves
- 2 dried red chilies
- 1/2 tsp chopped green chilies
- 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
- Salt to taste
- 3 cups water or vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- Coriander for garnish
- Ginger julienne for garnish
Make Avocado & Carrot Upma with these simple 10 step recipe:
- Begin by dry roasting the semolina in a pan until it becomes golden brown and releases its aromatic nuttiness. Set it aside for now, but rest assured, it will play a pivotal role in creating the perfect texture.
- Now, let’s infuse our creation with a symphony of flavors. Heat up some oil in the same pan, and as it starts to smoke, witness the magic unfold. Add mustard seeds, cumin, dried red chilies, and curry leaves, allowing them to sizzle and dance in the oil for a tantalizing minute. The air fills with their intoxicating aroma, promising an unforgettable taste experience.
- As the fragrance of the spices envelops your senses, introduce finely chopped shallots and ginger to the pan. Watch them transform into a golden hue, releasing their deep flavors into the mix. It’s a moment where anticipation meets culinary perfection.
- Our star ingredients, the Avolution avocados, step into the limelight. Add the diced carrots and cook until they have a delightful tenderness. The vibrant orange carrots add a touch of visual splendor while imparting their natural sweetness to the dish.
- It’s time to reunite the roasted semolina with its flavorful companions. Add it to the carrot mix, stirring it gently to ensure a harmonious union. Allow the ingredients to blend and mingle, creating a symphony of flavors that will awaken your taste buds.
- A touch of moisture is required to bring our creation to life. Pour in three cups of water, seasoned with a pinch of salt, and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan with a lid, allowing the semolina to bloom and achieve its desired fluffy texture. As the lid traps the dish’s essence, a transformation occurs, where humble ingredients become a culinary masterpiece.
- Give the upma a gentle stir, ensuring that every grain of semolina is infused with the flavorful essence of the dish. The stage is set for the grand entrance of Avolution Avocados, the star of our show. Add them to the mix, watching as their creamy texture and rich flavor elevate the upma to unparalleled heights.
- To bring a zesty brightness to our creation, squeeze the juice of a lime and grate the zest of one lime, infusing the dish with a refreshing citrusy kick.
- Like a master artist adding the finishing touches to a masterpiece, garnish the Avolution Avocado Delight with freshly chopped coriander and ginger julienne. Their vibrant colors and aromatic essence create a feast for the eyes and nose, promising an exquisite dining experience.
- Serve this delightful creation piping hot, savoring each spoonful as the flavors unfold in your mouth. The Avolution Avocado Delight invites you on a culinary journey that celebrates the harmonious blend of textures and flavors, courtesy of Avolution avocados. Indulge in this delightful creation and let your taste buds revel in the Avolution avocado magic!
It’s a dish that will tantalize your taste buds and nourish your body with its nutritious goodness. Happy cooking, and bon appétit!
Remember to stay tuned for our upcoming recipes, where we’ll continue to explore the endless possibilities of incorporating avocados into your culinary adventures. Join us on this mouthwatering journey as we unveil new creations that will inspire and delight your palate.
Until then, keep cooking, keep experimenting, and keep enjoying the goodness of avocados in every bite. Happy eating!