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vermicelli upma



Vermicelli Upma is a popular South Indian breakfast dish made from vermicelli, a type of thin noodles, mixed with various spices, vegetables, and sometimes lentils. It is a healthy, nutritious, and easy-to-make dish that is often enjoyed with a side of chutney or pickle. The addition of vegetables and lentils makes it a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, proteins, and fiber.

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1 cup

chopped mixed vegetables (carrot, peas, bell pepper, beans)

2 cups


2 tablespoons

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

split black lentils (urad dal)

1 teaspoon

green chillies chopped


onion chopped


A few curry leaves

Salt to taste


2 cups

Freshly chopped coriander leaves for garnishing



Step 1:

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan, add the vermicelli and roast it until it becomes golden brown. Remove from heat and set it aside.

Step 2:

In the same pan, heat the remaining oil. Add the mustard seeds and let them crackle.

Step 3:

Add the split black lentils (urad dal), green chillies, curry leaves, and onion. Sauté until the onion becomes golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the mixed vegetables and salt. Cover and cook until the vegetables are soft.

Step 5:

Add the water and bring it to a boil.

Step 6:

Once the water is boiling, add the roasted vermicelli slowly while stirring continuously to avoid lumps.

Step 7:

Cover and cook on a low-medium flame until the vermicelli is cooked and all the water is absorbed.

Step 8:

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

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