It is healthy low calorie morning meal.It is made of sooji rawa(hard wheat semolina).Adding vegetables will improve the nutritional value of recipe. Its very refreshing.


  • 2 Cups Thin vermicelli
  • 2 Tbsp Refined oil or less
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds, 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Urad dal
  • 2 Green chillies (split lengthwise)
  • 9-10 Curry leaves
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Beans, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh peas
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato puree (you can skip it too)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • To taste Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Peanuts, roasted (Optional)

How to Make Vermicelli Upma

  1. Heat a kadai and roast the vermicelli for 3-4 minutes until slightly golden. Transfer to a plate and keep aside.

  2. Now heat oil in the same kadai and add urad dal, mustard and cumin seeds. Let them crackle for a minute and add the chillies and curry leaves. Saute for 1-2 minutes and add the onions. Mix well.

  3. Add turmeric powder and salt and saute for a minute & add the vegetables and stir well. Allow them to cook for 3-4 minutes.

  4. Add the tomato puree and 2 1/2 cups of water, and bring to a rolling boil. Add the vermicelli and mix well. Cover the kadai with a lid and let it cook for 5-6 minutes or until the vermicelli is cooked and the water is dried up.(Stir in between occasionally to prevent sticking)

  5. Check seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl and finish with roasted peanuts on top and a fresh green chilli. Serve immediately.

Note: Vermicelli's cooking time and method depends on the type of vermicelli being used.

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