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Pasta Upma Recipe | Easy Breakfast Recipes

Pasta upma for a filling breakfast. A fusion take on the regular upma using macaroni pasta.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 2


  • Macaroni Pasta – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
  • Green chilies – 2
  • Dry Whole Red chilies -2
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp


  • Heat a large, wide saucepan with 6 cups water. Add 2 pinch salt, 3 drops oil and bring it to a boil. Add the macaroni pasta and cook till Al dente or or till soft according to your preference.
  • Drain the cooked pasta into a colander and pour cold water on it to stop the pasta from cooking further. Keep aside for the excess water to drain completely.
  • Chop the onion, ginger and green chili finely and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add urad dal, broken dry red chilies and roast till golden brown for a few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion, ginger, green chili and curry leaves and cook for 2-3 mins over low flame till the onions become translucent.
  • Add tomato sauce, salt and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add cooked pasta and cook for 1-2 minutes by tossing well so that the pasta gets coated well.
  • Serve piping hot.