Happy Sunday..!!!

Hope everyone is having wonderful weekend and enjoying nice weather..!! Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite dish — Vermicelli upma.

Vermicelli Upma is a delicious and nutritious low cal breakfast item which can also be enjoyed as snack or packed lunch. First time I had this recipe at my brother’s house in Yonkers, NY, made by my bhabhi…!! 🙂 I just loved it…! Now I make it with few variations. 🙂 !!

Recipe serves 6 people.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes


  • 3 cups Vermicelli Seviya
  • ½ finely chopped big onion
  • 1 roughly chopped roma tomato
  • ½ tbsp. red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • ½ or 1 finely chopped green chili
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 3-4 leaves kadi patta
  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup of choice of vegetables (Optional) (Green peas, chopped carrot, cut French beans, baby corn)
  • Paneer or tofu (Optional)
  • Corriander to Garnish
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  1. Boil atleast 6 cups of water. Once water is boiling add ½ tsp of oil and pinch of salt. Add 3 cups of vermicelli. Let it cook to 2-3 minutes. Strain and run cold water. Let it drain.
  2. In kadhai heat oil, add mustard seed. Once mustard seed crackle add urad dal, kadi patta, finely chopped onions, green chilles and saute it for about 2 minutes or till onion are transparent. ( to make protein rich : you can also add finely chopped paneer or tofu at this step)
  3. Add chopped tomatoes,(Choice of cooked Vegetables) red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Finally add cooked vermicelli seviya
  5. Add salt as per taste ( remember we added salt while cooking vermicelli and veggies)
  6. Turn off the heat and add lemon juice, mix it .
  7. Garnish with coriander
  8. Serve hot.

Vermicelli upma