Breakfast Dishes

Vermicelli Upma

Another South Indian style quick fix breakfast dish, this Vermicelli Upma takes under 10 minutes to make. I make all these dishes sometimes even during the evening for a quick snack or an early dinner. My friends here love to drop by my home because they know I can whip up some quick upma variety and make them a hot cup of filter coffee anytime 😛

Delicious Vermicelli Upma
Delicious Vermicelli Upma

You will need: (Serves 2)
Vermicelli – 1 1/2 cups (or 3 handfuls) – I use Anil brand (but even Bambino or any brand works fine)

DSC_0265Water – 3 cups
Onions – 1 Medium – Peel, Wash and Chop fine
Tomato – 1 Small – Wash and Chop fine
Green Chillies – 3 – Wash and Chop fine
Curry leaves – few

For Seasoning:
3 tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp channa dal
1 tsp Urad dal
Hing/Asafoetida – a pinch

For Garnishing:
Fresh Cilantro / Coriander Leaves – Wash and chop fine
Fresh grated coconut – 2 tbsp

1. Chop the onions, tomatoes and chillies.DSC_0264

2. In a saucepan boil the water.

DSC_02673. Meanwhile, in a pan, heat the oil and season with hing, mustard seeds, channa dal and urad dal. Allow the dals to turn golden brown.

DSC_02704. Add the chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves and saute until onions are tender and golden brown.

DSC_02725. Then add the chopped tomatoes and a pinch of salt and saute until mushy for 2 minutes.

DSC_0273DSC_02746. Add the vermicelli and mix well until slightly roasted. Add salt and mix.

DSC_0266DSC_02767. Add the hot boiling water until it just covers the vermicelli and cook covered until all water evaporates.

DSC_0277DSC_02798. Garnish with chopped cilantro and grated coconut and serve hot.


Tasty and Delicious Vermicelli Upma Ready!!
Tasty and Delicious Vermicelli Upma Ready!!

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