Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shavige Upma (Vermicelli Upma)

This is the only Upma or Uppittu as we call in Kannada, which I love. This comes out the best when made with Rice Vermicelli.


1 pack of Rice Vermicelli (Shavige)
Water - such that shavige can be immersed
1 onion finely chopped or chopped finely lenghtwise (your preferance)
3-4 beans finely chopped
2-3 carrots grated
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 strand of curry leaves (optional)
2-3 green chillies slit lengthwise or 2-3 red chillies (your preferance based on how spicy you want)

Before starting on the upma, we need to get the Shavige ready.
Boil water in a large vessel, such that the vermicelli can be immersed. Once the water is boiled. Immerse the shavige for 2-3 mins until it gets soft.

Drain the hot water, again immerse in cold water and drain the water. keep the shavige aside, make sure all th water is drained out.

In a pan, add 1-2 tsp of oil(if non-stick), else add sufficient oil for the veggies.
Add turmeric, hing, mustard seeds cumin seeds, urad daal, channa daal and let it splutter.
Now add the chillies, curry leaves, onions. wait till the onions start turning golden brown. Now add the beans, carrot, peas, salt and let them cook. You can even precook these veggies.

Once the veggies are done, add shavige and mix them so that the shavige is completely coated. You can add some lemon juice to this.

Garnish with grated coconut and coriander.

Credits : Mom

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