Vermicelli Upma

Vermicelli Upma

Upma is a super healthy and tasty Indian breakfast and evening snack. There are many ways Upma is prepared; indeed, every upma cook usually will incorporate variations in flavour when making Upma. This variation is obtained by varying or emphasising particular spices.It  is cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina.When prepared with vermicelli it is called as Vermicelli upma.There are various types of upma – Ragi upma,Quinoa upma,Rava upma,Couscous upma,millet upma etc.

This recipe will make 2 servings.

Preparation Time:5 Min

Cooking TIme:20 Min


Vermicelli – 1 cup
Onion(chopped finely) – 1
Coriander leaves (chopped finely) – 1/2 cup
Tomato(finely chopped) – 1 cup
Salt – to taste
Turmeric- 1/2 teaspoon
Water – 1 cup
Half Lemon(to squeeze)

To temper:

Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp
Peanut – 1/4 cup
Curry leaves- 5-6
Green Chilli (finely chopped) – 1


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In a pan, dry roast vermicelli till its golden in colour.Roast them evenly in  medium heat.Collect them and keep in a separate bowl.

In the same pan,add 1 teaspoon oil.When the oil gets heated,add mustard seeds,curry leaves and chopped green chillies to temper.Once they are tempered,add chopped onions and saute them till they are translucent.Then add chopped tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.You can also add vegetables of your choice( semi-boiled carrot,green peas,boiled french beans etc).Now, add the the roasted semolina and saute it for 1 minute.

Add water and a teaspoon of turmeric and let it boil for 4-5 minutes in a low heat.Keep the pan covered so that the vegetables get cooked well.After 5 minutes,remove the cover and check if the upma is cooked.Once,the water has been absorbed,sprinkle salt and squeeze lemon juice over the cooked upma.

Add peanuts and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot.

Calorie: (Source: myfitnesspal calorie counter)

  1. Servings:
    1 cup
Calories 100 Sodium 13 mg
Total Fat 4 g Potassium 62 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 33 g
Polyunsaturated 2 g Dietary Fibre 2 g
Mono unsaturated 1 g Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g Protein 6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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