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Vegetable Vermicili Upma (Sevai Upma)


This is another quick, easy and healthy breakfast option which has tons of vegetables and is filling too. We love having this once a week and most of the time its brunch for us. Prep your veggies, boil and strain the vermicelli and mix all together and its ready. Lets see hows its done. Pictorial description is given below the recipe for your reference. 

Ingredients: 

  • Roasted Vermicelli - 2 cups (serves 3)
  • Veggies of your choice -1/2 cup each(Carrot, Beans, Peas)
  • Green chillies- 2-3 slit
  • Onion-1 finely chopped
  • Tomato- 1 small chopped finely
  • Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  • Urad Dal-1 Tsp (optional)
  • Salt- as required 
  • Oil- 2-3 Tbsp
  • Ghee- 1 Tbsp (optional)
  • Water- about 6 cups for cooking sevai/vermicili

  • Method: 
    1. Chop and prep all the veggies along with onions and chillies and keep aside
    2. Take a pot with water about 6 cups or more, add 1 to 2 tsp salt and keep it for boiling
    3. Once it starts boiling, add the roasted vermicili to it and reduce the flame
    4. After about 8-10 mins drain the water and keep the par cooked vermicili aside
    5. Meanwhile, take another wok or kadai, add oil to it
    6. Splutter mustard seeds and add urad dal to it (if using)
    7. Once it splutters, add chopped onions and slit green chillies and saute'
    8. Once the onions turn slight pink, add the chopped tomatoes, veggies and saute'
    9. Add salt to it(remember we have added salt in vermicelli cooking also)
    10. Mix well and cover it with a lid on low flame for 5 mins
    11. Open the lid and check for the veggies to be cooked (it should have a small crunch to it)
    12. Add the cooked vermicili to it little by little and mix well
    13. Switch off the flame, add ghee (if using) and cover it with lid for another 5 mins to cook in the steam 
    14. Open and mix well again and serve hot with coconut chutney or as it is
    Notes: 
    • Use roasted vermicili for good taste, if you do not have one, just dry roast it on a pan before cooking them
    • You can add any veggie of your choice which cooks easily, carrot, beans, peas, capsicum, corn etc. You can even add sausages to it if you prefer having a non veg breakfast 
    • To avoid sticking of vermicili, add 1 tsp oil in water while cooking and after draining, add cold water and drain again
    • Ghee is optional but definitely makes it more flavourful




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