Shavige Uppittu Or Vermicelli Upma.
Vermicelli upma is a very simple and delicious breakfast dish made with vermicelli,onions and vegetables.You can add your own choice of vegetables like carrot,peas,beans to make it even more nutritious.
Vermicelli – 200 Gms (I have used Dragon Rice sevai vermicelli packet).
Refined oil – 2 tablespoon.
Ghee – 1 tablespoon.
Mustard seeds – ¼ tablespoon.
Urad dal – ½ tablespoon.
Channa dal – ½ tablespoon.
Green chillies - chopped finely. 3 to 4 according to your taste.
Curry leaves – 5 to 6.
Ginger – ¼ inch crushed.
Cumin seeds – ¼ tablespoon.
Chopped vegetables – 1 Cup (Use shelled Peas, carrots, beans).
Onion chopped (optional) – 1 No.
Fresh grated coconut – 3 tablespoon.
Chopped coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon.
Salt according to taste.
Sugar (optional) – ¼ tablespoon.
Water – 2 Cups.
Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon(optional).
Add 1 tablespoon oil to a broad pan.
When oil is hot add vermicelli and roast till it turns golden brown.Keep the vermicelli aside.
In another broad pan put 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon Ghee.When oil is hot add mustard seeds followed by channa dal,urad dal and fry till the dal turns golden brown.
Add chopped green chillies,cumin seeds,curry leaves and saute for ½ min.
Now add Onion and chopped ginger to it and fry again till onion turns golden brown.
Add all the chopped vegetables and saute them in oil for 2-3minutes.Then add 2 cups of water to the pan and allow it to boil.(Finely chop the vegetables to ensure it to get cooked in a short time)
Add salt,sugar and reduce the flame.Add the vermicelli and mix well.
Close the lid and allow the vermicelli to get cooked properly(this process may take a maximum of 5 to 8 mins).
Switch off the flame.
Once cooked add Coriander leaves,grated coconut,lemon juice and mix well and serve it hot.
To reduce the cooking time,boiled vegetables could be used.
Roasted bambino or MTR vermicelli is also available.
If vermicelli is not properly roasted,the upma becomes very sticky.