About Vermicelli Upma Recipe | Upma Recipe: A popular 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. A light and healthy breakfast option, this upma recipe is made from vermicelli, a traditional type of pasta round in section similar to 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 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 such as carrots and peas along with spices and herbs. A bowl full of nutrients and taste!
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
1.Heat a wok or a kadai and roast the vermicelli for 3-4 minutes until slightly golden. Transfer to a plate and keep aside.
2.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.
3.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.
4.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.
5.Check seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl and finish with roasted peanuts on top and a fresh green chilli. Serve immediately.