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Vermicelli Upma Recipe

Vermicelli Upma
How To Make Vermicelli Upma

About Vermicelli Upma Recipe | Upma Recipe: A quintessential South Indian breakfast dish vermicelli upma is also known as semiya upma. It is a quick and healthy snack that you can cook easily in just 20 minutes with simple ingredients. An extra light and healthy breakfast option, this upma recipe is made from vermicelli, a traditional type of pasta round in section similar to Italian spaghetti. A delicious and quick snacking option for all your hunger pangs. This is so light that it is known to be an all-time fav meal and not just restricted to breakfast or brunch. Serve as is or along with a bowl of traditional sambar.

Ingredients in Vermicelli Upma Recipe: Vermicelli cooked with urad dal, tomato puree, vegetables like carrots and peas along with spices and herbs. A bowl full of nutrients and taste!

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Vermicelli Upma

  • 2 Cups thin vermicelli
  • 2 tbsp refined oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 2 Green chillies (split lengthwise)
  • 9-10 Curry leaves
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup beans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh peas
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • to taste salt
  • 2 tbsp peanuts, roasted

How to Make Vermicelli Upma

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Heat a wok or a kadai and roast the vermicelli for 3-4 minutes until slightly golden. Transfer to a plate and keep aside.
Now heat oil in the same kadai and add urad dal, mustard and cumin seeds. Let them crackle for a minute and add the chillies and curry leaves. Saute for 1-2 minutes and add the onions. Mix well.
Add turmeric powder and salt and saute for 1-2 minutes. Then add the vegetables and stir well. Allow them to cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add the tomato puree and 2 1/2 cups of water, and bring to a rolling boil. Add the vermicelli and mix well. Cover the kadai with a lid and let it cook for 5-6 minutes or until the vermicelli is cooked and the water is dried up.
Check seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl and finish with roasted peanuts on top and a fresh green chilli. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

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