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Vermicelli Upma Recipie

Written By Unknown on Monday, January 23, 2012 | January 23, 2012

Vermicelli Upma is an easy and tasty Indian breakfast, one can add variety of veggies to this and make it tasty .Below is the recipe of upma I prepared :)

 In  a pand add oil, once warm add mustard seeds, few seeds of fenugreek, green chili, few peanuts , 1 tsp of urad dal and curry leaves.Cook it for about a minute.

Now add Onions to this along with little salt keep on stirring it in between till it turns golden brown in color.

Add tomatoes and grated carrot to this along with turmeric powder , mix well .Let it cook for about 3-4 mins.

Then add roasted Vermicelli to this.( you can even get the  non roasted version of vermicelli and dry roast it in a pan and use it.)

Now add water to this ( the ratio of vermicelli to  water is 1:2 )

Let the water evaporate, serve it with a dash of lime and garnish it with freshly chopped cilantro.

Ingredients :-
  1. 1 cup Vermicelli
  2. 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  3. 1 Onion
  4. 1 Green chili
  5. 1 Carrot grated
  6. 1 Tomato
  7. 2 cups Water
  8. 1 tsp Oil
  9. 4  Curry Leaves
  10. Salt to taste
  11. 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  12. few peanuts
  13. 1 tsp of urad dal ( optional)
  14. 1 tsp of fenugreeek seeds
  15. 1 tsp of lime juice
  16. chopped cilantro for garnishing
Method :- 
  1. Chop the onions, chillies and tomatoes into small pieces and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan once warm and add mustard seeds , curry leaves, fenugreek seeds, urad dal, peanuts and green chili.When they start to crackle add onions along with salt , fry till they turn golden brown.
  3. Add grated carrot and  tomatoes along with turmeric powder and cook it for about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add  vermicelli to this mixture and mix it well.
  5. Now add 2 cups of water to this ( the ratio of vermicelli to water is 1:2 ) .mix it and let it cook till water evaporates.
  6. Cover the upma with a lid for 5-6 minutes 
  7. Serve hot with a dash of lime and chopped cilantro.


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  1. Yummy! My mom used to make this all the time...Gotta try it sometime :)

  2. Hi Rosh ,It's real tasty :) you must try it!

  3. Looks great!
    thanks for participating in our competition!
    Good Luck!

  4. Roasted vermicelli: what an interesting ingredient. Thanks for your contribution to the event.

  5. Thanks Simona , I got to know about various Breakfast recipes through this event, glad to be a part of it.