Semiya Upma (Vermicelli Upma)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vermicelli
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 2 tbsp capsicum, diced
  • 2 tbsp frozen peas
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Pinch of turmeric powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Method –

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil.
  2. Fry the vermicelli for 2-3 minutes till light golden in colour.
  3. Add 600 ml hot water
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes
  5. Drain the water and set aside
  6. In the same pan, heat 1 tbsp ghee.
  7. Add 2 tbsp peanuts. Fry and set aside
  8. In the same oil, add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  9. Once they splutter, add 1 chopped onion, 2 tbsp finely chopped capsicum, 1 chopped green chilli and 2 tbsp peas
  10. Add a sprig of curry leaves
  11. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes on low flame
  12. Stir occasionally
  13. Add a pinch of turmeric powder (optional) and salt to taste
  14. Add boiled vermicelli and mix well
  15. Add the peanuts and mix well
  16. After switching off the flame, add lemon juice and mix well

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