Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Vermicelli Upma (Curled Broken Spaghetti) With Spring Onions


          Upma is one of the easiest breakfast dish that can be prepared when one has very less time. It is usually made with semolina, vermicelli (pasta like broken spaghetti), rice, tapioca pearls, oats, cracked wheat and so on. By just changing the spices and vegetables added you can make so many varieties of upma. I was bored with adding the regular ingredients, so for a change I added some chopped spring onions, this changed the flavor of the upma to a slightly Chinese one and it tasted really good..

Need To Have
  • Vermicelli - 2 cups
  • Spring Onions - 5 or 6 stalks chopped
  • Tomato Puree - 3 tablespoons
  • Grated Ginger - 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Urad Or Black Gram Dal - 1 tablespoon


Method
          Roast the vermicelli in a few drops of oil. Heat oil, add the mustard seeds and the urad dal, when the mustard seeds are spluttering, add the spring onions (saving some of the green portion for garnishing) and ginger. Saute for like 4 mins, add the tomato puree, saute for few more mins, add 4 cups of water and salt. When the water starts boiling, add the vermicelli, mix cover and cook on medium heat. Switch off the stove when all the water is gone but it is still not dry (like about 5 to 7 mins). Cover and leave it for 5mins and then garnish it and serve it warm.

Sending it to Cuisine Delights for her Spotlight: "Healthy Breakfast Ideas" event,
                to Divya's Culinary Journey for her Showcase - What's In Your Lunch Box? event and
                to Sumee's Culinary Bites for the Bon Vivant - Breakfast Ideas event.


Note
Can add some sauteed mixed vegetables or cooked chickpeas at the end to make it a wholesome meal.
Ready made roasted vermicelli is available which reduces the work further.







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30 comments:

  1. Yummy and tempting breakfast..love it

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  2. That looks awesome! One of my favourite snacks :)


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  3. Simple and yummy breakfast. Love this anytime

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  4. Super delicious filling breakfast..loving it;

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  5. When it comes to upma, I like this one.

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  6. Nice twist to the vermicelli upma with the addition of spring onions.

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  7. Super vermicrlli upma !!! This is my hubby fav !!!!

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  8. My all time fav tiffin...Never tried with spaghetti..

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  10. lovely and nice recipe for breakfast...following ur blog...do send in some recipes to my kerala kitchen event

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  11. Really tasty & colourful breakfast!

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  12. really tasty.. .nice cliks as always ...
    Maha

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  13. Love the chinese twist on this vermicelli dish. Normally the thought would be Italian cuisine, so bravo to you for thinking outside the box. Delicious and creative-yum!

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  14. simple and delicious breakfast..looks tempting.

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  15. a closer look reveals its vermicelli else you could pass it off as noodles :)

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  16. yummm yummm..! wonderful presentation
    Tasty Appetite

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  17. simple and delicious upma, loved the addition of spring onions :)

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  18. Vermicelli upma looks healthy and yummy. Thanks for linking my event.

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  19. I always make upma when in hurry and Vermicilli upma is something I love... Never tried adding tomato to it... I'm sure I'll love the tangy taste.

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  20. Very yummy upma..one of the staples in my house...but never tried adding tomato puree to the upma

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  21. Yummy n delicious looking vermicelli upma.

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  22. Do you have to soak the urad dal first?

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  23. that's one of my fav dishes... thnx so much for linking up

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