Monday, August 11, 2014

Vegetable Semiya Upma/ Vermicelli upma

Vegetable semiya upma / vermicelli upma
Today I made Semiya upma, Which is very easy to prepare. I love to add lot of veggies to my upma as they make upma more delicious and healthy. As my kids love green peas I added more and she played hide and seek with them. She started searching for peas. So I told her they are hiding and for every spoon you eat one peas will come out and you tell pick-a-boo to them. With in 15 min she finished her breakfast. Try this with your kids too and have fun....

Vegetable semiya upma / vermicelli upma

Prep Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 20 to 25 min
Yield: 2 - 3 

  • 1.5 cup Semiya/ Vermicelli
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds / Avalu
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera
  • 1 tsp Sengapapu/ Split Bengal Gram/ Chana dal
  • 1 tsp Minapappu/ Urad dal/ Split Black Gram
  • 10 Cashew nuts 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 2 cups water. 
  • 1 small Onion, cut lengthwise
  • 4 - 5 Green Chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 1 Carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 Capsicum
  • 1/4 cup Frozen/ Fresh peas
  • 5 Green beans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped Spinach/ Palak
  • 2- 3 tsp chopped coriander leaves. 

  • While cooking veggies add little salt to speed up the cooking process.
  • After adding salt check the taste of the water, if the water is little bit salty then the salt is sufficient for upma. 
  • While cooking veggies boil 2 cup water in a pot on a medium heat. While boiling some water will be evaporate and the remaining 1.5 cup water is sufficient for making upma.
  • Heat Oil in a pan add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they pop add bengal gram and black gram, cashew nuts and fry them until they turn golden brown.

  • Add green chillies, green bean and carrot pieces, when they are half done add onion, capsicum and fry them for 5 min. (If you are using fresh peas add with carrots)
  • Add spinach and cook for a minute.
  • Add vermicelli to the veggies and roast till light brown.

  • Add boiled water to the roasted vermicelli, salt and stir.
  • Cook on a low flame with a lid on, till vermicelli become soft and all the water is absorbed. (Don't cook on high, as veggies also cook in water)
  • Stir in between to avoid sticking to the pan. ( If using frozen peas add now)
  • When all the water is absorbed and vermicelli is done switch of the stove.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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