Vermicelli Upma

 Ingredients

  • Vermicelli (I use Bambino or MTR)
  • Mustard seeds
  • Urad dal
  • Channa dal
  • Turmeric powder
  • Coriander leaves
  • Ghee (Can also use any vegetable oil)
Mustard seeds and urad dal
Mustard seeds and urad dal

 

Vermicelli and channa dal (soaked in water)
Vermicelli and channa dal (soaked in water)

 Procedure

  • Soak the channa dal in some water. This will ensure that the dal is not hard to chew.
  • In a frying pan, add some ghee and roast the vermicelli until it turns golden brown. Please note that the vermicelli can roast really fast, so please be careful not to burn it.
Roast vermicelli in ghee
Roast vermicelli in ghee

 

Roasted vermicelli in golden brown color
Roasted vermicelli in golden brown color
  • Remove the fried vermicelli from the pan and add some more ghee. When the ghee is warm, add some mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal. The mustard seeds will splutter and the dals will turn golden brown.
Fry mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal in ghee
Fry mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal in ghee
  • Add some turmeric to the above mixture.
Add turmeric and stir
Add turmeric and stir
  • Add water to the pan. I use a 1:3 ratio for vermicelli and water. So for 1 cup of vermicelli, I will add 3 cups (use same measuring cup) of water. Also add salt to the water. Allow the water to boil. You can check the salt by tasting the water before adding further ingredients.
Add water to the pan
Add water to the pan
Allow water to boil
Allow water to boil
  • To the boiling water, add the roasted vermicelli and stir.
Add vermicelli to boiling water
Add vermicelli to boiling water
  • Add some coriander leaves to the pan. And mix well.
Add coriander leaves and mix
Add coriander leaves and mix
  • The water will start evaporating from the pan and keep stirring till you get required consistency.
Water starts evaporating
Water starts evaporating
Water is visibly reduced
Water is visibly reduced
  • Voila! The vermicelli upma is ready. Bon appetit!
Vermicelli upma is ready!
Vermicelli upma is ready!

 

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