Vermicelli Upma - Spicy Vermicelli
Recipe type: snacks, breakfast
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
Easy Vermicelli Upma Recipe
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • ½ tbsp oil + ½ t/s oil for frying the vermicelli
  • 100 gms wheat vermicelli
  • 1.5 t/s mustard seed
  • 1 t/s asofoetida (hing)
  • 12 to 14 curry leaves
  • 1 green chili chopped finely
  • 1 t/s black gram split (urad dal)
  • 1.5 inch ginger chopped finely
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 20 cashew nuts coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • 1 t/s sugar ( I used organic)
  • salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. It's important to fry Or roast the vermicelli. Break the vermicelli
  2. with your hand into the desired size.
  3. Add oil to a wok place on heat. Once oil is hot fry the vermicelli for
  4. to 4 mins. Keep stirring. Alternatively you could roast the
  5. vermicelli.
  6. Also roast the cashews Or fry them and keep aside.
  7. In the same pan which you roasted Or fried vermicelli add oil. Once oil
  8. is hot add mustard seed and asofoetida.
  9. Once mustard crackles add urad dal, chopped ginger, sugar and curry
  10. leaves. Saute for 30 secs on medium heat.
  11. Add chopped green chilies and chopped onion. Saute for 2 mins.
  12. Put half of coriander leaves and roasted cashewnuts.
  13. Add salt for seasoning as per taste.
  14. Now add roasted vermicelli and give a nice stir.
  15. Finally add hot boiling water. Combine all nicely.
  16. Simmer until water evaporates. But don't overcook them.
  17. Serve hot with tea Or coffee.
1. You could use vermicelli of any kind.
2.While cooking make this on low Or medium heat.
3.Alter spices Or seasoning as per your taste preference.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at