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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tasty Vegetable Vermicelli Upma

Its breakfast time ! or may be potluck time with friends.Everybody is going to love it with lots of vegetables in it.

I bought roasted bambino brand vermicelli.You can get the unroasted one and roast it at home or  even get rice vermicelli.

A good lunch box idea too..

Here is what u need:

2 cups vermicelli.
3 cups mixed vegetables(potato,carrot,beans,onion,tomato,capsicum)
1 Tbspn grated coconut fresh/frozen.
1 Tbspn peanut
1 string curry  leaves
1 Tbspn coriander leaves/cilantro.
2 greenchilly chopped
2 Tbspn oil
1/2 tspn mustard seeds
1/2 tspn urad dal
1/2  tspn lemon juice
pinch of asafetida/hing
1/8 tspn turmeric
salt to taste.

Here is how to do:

1)If you don't have the roasted vermicelli.Lets  quick roast the vermicelli in medium flame for a minute or two with 2-3 drops of oil.Don't burn it!

2)Lets bring 6 cups of water to boil.Once it starts to boil add the vermicelli.Let it boil for 6-7 minutes.If you overcook it upma becomes sticky.

3)Next is the most important step.Lets pour the extra water out and run it under cold water with 2 ice cubes.Discard excess water.You can use wide pan with holes like colander,filter for this step.This makes vermicelli non sticky.

4)In a pan add oil,when hot add the mustard seeds and allow them to pop.Next comes the peanut, urad dal fry till golden brown.Add green chilly,curry leaves,turmeric,hing.Then the chopped vegetables,cilantro,salt to taste.Sprinkle little water and cook it till done.Add grated coconut.

5)Add the vermicelli  and give a gentle stir till completely mixed.

6)Add lemon juice,adjust salt.

7)Enjoy with chutney (chutney recipe) .