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Vermicelli Upma

Prep Time: 20 mins I Cooking Time: 30-35 mins I Serving: 3-4

Ingredients :-

For boiling :-

1 cup / 150 gms Vermicelli

2.5 cups / 600 ml Water (for Boiling)

For tempering :-

5-7 Cashew Nuts (broken)

3 tbsp / 25 gms Peanuts (raw / roasted)

1 tsp Black Mustard Seeds

1 tsp White Urad Dal (split & skinned white lentil)

1 tsp Chana Dal / Split Chickpeas

2-3 Red Chillies (whole & dried)

1 sprig Fresh Curry Leaves

2 Onions, med sized (thinly sliced)

¼ cup / 40 gms Green Peas (fresh / frozen)

¼ cup / 40 gms Carrot, finely chopped

½ cup / 40 gms Fresh Coconut, grated

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

1 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice

Salt to Taste

3 tbsp + 1 tsp Veg Oil (divided)

Method :-

To the pan add vermicelli and dry roast for 4-5 mins on low flame until color changes to light brown. Once done dish out in a plate/bowl

Heat 2.5 cups of water in a vessel and bring it to boil

Add roasted vermicelli to the vessel and stir gently. Cook for 2-3 mins or till slightly underdone.

Drain and dish out on a plate. Fluff with a fork and drizzle 1 tsp of veg oil. Set aside for later use

Heat 1 tbsp of veg oil in a pan and add cashew nuts + groundnuts. Roast for 4-5 mins on low flame until colour changes to light golden brown. Once done dish out and set aside for later use

To the same pan, heat the remaining 2 tbsp veg oil and temper with mustard seeds + urad dal + chana dal + whole red chillies + curry leaves for 1-2 mins on low-medium heat

To the pan add sliced onion and sauté for 4-5 mins on medium heat

To the pan add peas + carrot and stir for 1-2 mins. Add salt and mix well. Cover with lid and let the vegetables cook for 7-8 mins on low flame until soft

Next add fresh grated coconut and stir for 2-3 mins on low-medium heat. Add turmeric powder + red chilli powder and mix well

Add vermicelli + roasted cashew nuts & groundnuts. Mix gently

Switch off the gas. Add Lime juice and serve hot

Time to taste:)

Enjoy with tea/coffee

Note : If using fresh peas (blanch in boiling water for 5-7 mins, med heat before)

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