Vermicelli Upma

Vermicelli Upma

Vermicelli Upma is a quick, delicious, and versatile South Indian breakfast dish. Made with lightly roasted vermicelli, fresh vegetables, and aromatic spices, it’s a perfect way to start your day. This vegan recipe is not only easy to prepare but also packed with flavors and nutrition.

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About Vermicelli Upma

Vermicelli Upma, also known as Seviya Upma, hails from the southern regions of India. It is a variation of the traditional Upma, which is typically made with semolina.

In South Indian households, Upma is a staple breakfast dish. The use of vermicelli offers a delightful twist, making it a favorite for many. It’s often prepared during festivals and special occasions, reflecting the cultural richness of South Indian cuisine.

The simplicity and versatility of Vermicelli Upma make it a popular choice for breakfast. It is quick to prepare, and the addition of various vegetables enhances its nutritional value, making it a wholesome meal.

Why You’ll Love This Vermicelli Upma

  • Quick and Easy: A perfect breakfast option for busy mornings.
  • Nutritious: Packed with vegetables and essential nutrients.
  • Flavorful: A delightful blend of spices and fresh ingredients.
  • Vegan: Completely plant-based, suitable for a vegan diet.
  • Versatile: Can be customized with your favorite vegetables and spices.

What Is In Our Vermicelli Upma?

This delicious dish includes a variety of ingredients:

  • Vermicelli: Lightly roasted for a nutty flavor and perfect texture.
  • Vegetables: Fresh and nutritious, adding color and taste.
  • Spices: Aromatic spices that enhance the overall flavor.
  • Seeds: Adds crunch and additional nutrition.
  • Curry Leaves: Infuses the dish with a distinct South Indian aroma.

Key Ingredients

  • Vermicelli: The main ingredient, providing a light and delicious base.
  • Onion: Adds sweetness and depth to the dish.
  • Carrots: Adds color, sweetness, and crunch.
  • Green Peas: Provides a burst of freshness and color.
  • Green Chilies: Adds a hint of spice.
  • Ginger: Optional, fresh ginger for a zesty flavor.
  • Mustard Seeds: Adds a slight bitterness and aroma.
  • Cumin Seeds: Enhances the flavor profile.
  • Curry Leaves: Essential for authentic South Indian flavor.
  • Cashews: Optional, adds a crunchy texture and richness.
  • Lemon Juice: Freshens up the dish with a tangy twist.
  • Salt: To taste, balancing all the flavors.

How To Make Vermicelli Upma

  1. Bring 4-6 cups of water to a boil, add 1 Tsp salt, and the vermicelli and cook for 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Once the noodles are cooked through, strain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process
Boiling water in a wok and adding salt and vermicelli upma to cook noodles

  1. In a wok over medium heat, add the oil and allow it to heat up. Then add the mustard seeds, and allow them to crackle. Then add the Split Chickpeas, and Split Black Gram and sauté until they turn golden. Then add the Asafoetida, and the curry leaves, and mix into the oil.
Heating oil and adding herbs and spices to create a tempering for vermicelli upma in a wok

  1. Then add the carrots, green chilies, and onions and sauté until the carrots and onions are softened. Then add the boiled Vermicelli noodles, along with red chili powder, and garam masala and combine until well mixed.
Adding Spices and vegetables to wok along with Vermicelli noodles

  1. Turn off the heat, and add the lemon juice, and mix.
Turning off the heat and adding lemon juice to Vermicelli Upma

Mixing the Vermicelli Upma in wok

  1. Serve immediately, and enjoy with Chai Latte.
Vermicelli Upma plated in a grey bowl

Have It Your Way!

  • Add Protein: Include tofu cubes or chickpeas for added protein.
  • Use Different Vegetables: Experiment with bell peppers, tomatoes, or spinach.
  • Spice It Up: Increase the number of green chilies or add a pinch of red chili powder for extra heat.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Try adding almonds, peanuts, or sesame seeds for variation.
  • Herbs: Garnish with fresh mint or basil leaves for a refreshing twist.

Nutritional Facts about Vermicelli Upma

  • Low in Fat: A light and healthy breakfast option.
  • Rich in Fiber: Thanks to the vegetables and vermicelli.
  • High in Vitamins: Packed with essential vitamins from fresh vegetables.
  • Good Source of Protein: Cashews and added tofu provide plant-based protein.

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Vermicelli Upma plated in a grey bowl

Vermicelli Upma

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Vermicelli Upma is a quick, delicious, and versatile South Indian breakfast dish. Made with lightly roasted vermicelli, fresh vegetables, and aromatic spices, it's a perfect way to start your day. This vegan recipe is not only easy to prepare but also packed with flavors and nutrition.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Bring 4-6 cups of water to a boil, add 1 Tsp salt, and the vermicelli and cook for 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Once the noodles are cooked through, strain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process
  • In a wok over medium heat, add the oil and allow it to heat up. Then add the mustard seeds, and allow them to crackle. Then add the Split Chickpeas, and Split Black Gram and sauté until they turn golden. Then add the Asafoetida, and the curry leaves, and mix into the oil. Then add the carrots, green chilies, and onions and sauté until the carrots and onions are softened. Then add the boiled Vermicelli noodles, along with red chili powder, and garam masala and combine until well mixed.
  • Turn off the heat, and add the lemon juice, and mix.
  • Serve immediately, and enjoy with Chai Latte.

Notes

  • Roasting Vermicelli: Ensure to roast the vermicelli on medium heat to prevent burning and achieve a golden color.
  • Water Ratio: Maintain the right water-to-vermicelli ratio (2:1) for perfect texture.
  • Vegetable Variations: Use seasonal vegetables to add variety and nutrition.
  • Serving Suggestions: Serve with coconut chutney or a side of yogurt for a complete meal.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1CupCalories: 250kcal
Keyword Seviya, Upma, Vermicelli
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