How to make Vegetable Vermicelli Upma -

Potatoes, carrots, cauliflowers and green peas cooked with silky vermicelli and an aromatic tempering

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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

Cuisine : Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Vegetable Vermicelli Upma

Vegetable Vermicelli Upma Recipe Card


Upma is usually made with semolina or suji, but this variation made with vermicelli has a addition if nutritious veggies and is really tasty too. Potatoes, carrots, cauliflowers and green peas cooked with silky vermicelli and an aromatic tempering. This healthy recipe makes a quick and nutritious breakfast any day of the week

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Vegetable Vermicelli Upma Recipe

  • Vermicelli 2 cups

  • Potatoes 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

  • 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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