How to make Vegetable Vermicelli Upma Recipe - Though traditionally it is made of rava, upma is being now made with various other ingredients like vermicilli.

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Main Ingredients : Vermicelli ( वरमिसेली ) , Potato ( आलू )

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Snack

Vegetable Vermicelli Upma

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For more recipes related to Vegetable Vermicelli Upma checkout Mixed Vegtable Sevaiyaan . You can also find more Snack recipes like Besan Ka Dhokla, Dosa, Spicy Cheese Crackers, Besan And Anda Pooda. Or try out these recipes from Kerala Cuisine like Kerala Style Fish Thoran, Coconut Egg Curry, Soya Aapams , Hot Bread Pudding.

Vegetable Vermicelli Upma Recipe Card

Vegetable Vermicelli Upma

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Vegetable Vermicelli Upma

  • Vermicelli 2 cups

  • Potato 1/2 inch cubes 1 medium

  • Carrot 1/2 inch cubes 1 medium

  • Cauliflower 5-6 florets

  • Green peas 1/4 cup

  • Green capsicum seeded and cubed 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Boil potato, carrot and cauliflower in two cups of water till nearly done. Add French beans and peas and boil further for five minutes. Drain and cool.

Step 2

Heat five cups of water, bring it to a boil, add vermicelli, salt and two tablespoons of oil. Cook for one minute or till slightly underdone.

Step 3

Drain, refresh under cold water and keep aside. Heat remaining oil in a pan, temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add urad dal, ginger and onion. Sauté well till the onion turns light brown.

Step 4

Add green chillies and stir. Add the cooked vegetables, green capsicum, turmeric powder and sauté for four to five minutes. Add cooked vermicelli, salt and stir gently.

Step 5

Cook for five to six minutes. Remove from heat. Mix in lemon juice and serve hot.

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