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Saturday, 4 February 2012


                                                                VERMICELLI UPMA 



vermicelli           2 cups
Chana dal         1 tsp
Urad dal            1 tsp
Mustard seeds   ½ cup
Cashew nuts       as required
Peanuts              as required
Onions                   1 no
Green chillies          few        
Potatoes                 1 no
Peas                  as required
Carrot                       1 no
Tomato                     1 no
Water                       4cups  
Oil                            2 tsp
Ghee                        2 tsp
Curry Leaves            few
Salt                       to taste

method :
Chop the onions, chillies, ginger, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots into small pieces and keep aside.
Heat oil and add chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds and curry leaves. When they start to crackle , add peanuts and cashew nuts. Fry till they turn golden brown.
Add potatoes, carrots and fry for 4-5 minutes.
Then add chillies, ginger, onions, peas and tomatoes.
Cook until they are done.
After that add salt and 41/2 cups of water, cover with a lid and let it boil .
When the water comes to boil add vermicelli and simultaneously stir ( so that no lumps will be formed).
Cover the upma with a lid for 5-6 minutes and then add 2tbsp of ghee and stir well.
Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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