Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Semiya(vermicelli) upma!

A tiffin in a jiffy yet delicious ,wholesome and comforting thats what I can say about upmas.
They can be made in multifarious ways like with broken wheat,rava(semolina),rice,semiya(vermicelli),oats,bread etc..
There was a last batch of vermicelli laying in the pantry so me and mom decided to make vermicelli upma for dinner today.I love the upma which my mom makes.She makes the simple upma into such a delight by throwing roasted cashews,and all my fav veggies..I made this upma for supper with mom's guidance and they were so perfect and filling...

You will need:
1 cup semiya(vermicelli)
2 tsp chopped onion
2 tsp chopped carrots
2 tsp capsicum
2 tsp tomatoes
2 tsp fresh green peas
2 green chillies finely chopped
2-3 curry leaves
5-6 cashews roasted in ghee
1/4 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp fennel seeds(saunf)
1 bay leaf
a pinch of turmeric
1 tsp of ghee
salt to taste

The veggies are optional you can also use beans,corn,potatoes etc..
Roast the vermicelli for a couple of mins in a tsp of oil and set aside..

Heat a tsp of oil and add the mustard,urad dal,saunf,bay leaf..Let the mustard to splutter.

Add the onion and chillies and fry till the onion becomes transculent.Add the vegetables and saute a couple of mins..

Add 3 cups of water and allow to boil.Add the salt,turmeric and roasted vermicelli and give a stir.Cover and cook in low flame until all water is absorbed..

This is blisss!!

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