Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vermicelli Upma

Vermicelli is a very versatile product. It becomes savory and sweet and tastes great as both. Vermicelli kheer or sevaiyya is a favorite of mine and this upma is another favored one. It usually gets upstaged by poha on weekends as my husband has it ready before I even wake up. So I made it today as an evening snack. Its filling and goes great with tea or coffee. I only added peppers but you can add peas and carrots too. 

Ingredients:

2 cups raw vermicelli
1 cup chopped mixed peppers (I used red, yellow and green)
1 onion (1/2 cup) chopped 
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 inch knob ginger, minced
2 green chilies halved
5-6 curry leaves
Pinch hing (asafoetida)
1/3 teaspoon raee (mustard seeds)
1/3 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
Salt
2 tablespoons coriander chopped
Heat a non stick deep pan and add the vermicelli to it. Roast it to light brown stirring constantly. Some strands will be darker than others, but that is fine. Keep aside. In the same pan, heat the oil. Add the hing, raee and jeera. When they splutter, add the onions, curry leaves, ginger and chilies. Saute till the onions are translucent about 2-3 minutes. Then add the peppers and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the roasted vermicelli and mix well. Add about a cup of water along with the salt and cover and cook for a couple of minutes. Stir and check if the vermicelli is cooked. Else add a little more water and cook more. When done, remove from heat, add the coriander and stir lightly. Serve hot!

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15 comments:

Priti said...

I just made today for dinner...yours looks yum

divya said...

ohhh...droooooling here...perfect n tempting..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Yummy upma, I'll happily enjoy these for my breakfast.

Archana said...

Looks good. We love this a lot.

aipi said...

Your bowl is making me really hungry :)

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Love the snapshots!

Priya said...

Inviting bowl of delicious upma..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love it, delish :)

Anonymous said...

i am so hungry now. when r u coming to miami>

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow very tempting colourful upma,luv to grab it...

Ms.Chitchat said...

Upma looks tasty and loved the click, picture perfect :):)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a colorful looking upma..Would love to have this for my breakfast today

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

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Archana said...

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Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...upma looks so goodd !!!!!would love to try this recipe !

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