"Color Splashed -Veggie Delight Vermicelli Upma" Recipe

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Vermicelli Upma has been my Fav since childhood....i like just dote on this one(a famous south indian speciality)...;) when it came to introducing it to my daughter i was a bit nervous...!! " Will she like it as much as i do"[ Pssst: Makes life simpler when majority at home loves one dish..;) hope hubby is not reading this line..Whooops...... i spilled the beans;)..].
She had proved me wrong on several occasions and all through everyone would say...she follows her dad...Mmmmarrrghhh...the amount of jealousy would be like tones of oil added to a forest which is already burning mad...!!(Kidding...i'm happy she takes after him on most things since he's a picky but healthy eater..!!).
Well on this one she surprised me...was i glad to see her eat it happily...Oh you bet i am...i loaded it with veggies to make it look more appealing to her lil twinkling eyes...and as the twinkled i had myself all sparkling & beaming with utmost happiness and joy...!!
A very simple recipe, and healthy too...since vermicelli comes from wheat plus to top the veggies..make the dish look really colorful and inviting...hope this helps most of you...let's get moving..;).
I'm sure you and your kids will love this one...[psst: i always add potatoes & broccoli since they are my personal fav...but i haven't added them in this recipe since many don't like them much, however.., you can add any veggies your kids like of your choice;)].

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Servings: 4 people


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  • 2 Cups:Wheat Vermicelli.
  • 2 Tbsp:Olive Oil(You could use any of your choice).
  • 1 ( Medium Sized):Onion(Finely chopped).
  • 1 Tbsp:Grated Ginger.
  • 3 Nos:Green/Red fresh chillies(slit, i used the red variety just for it's colorful appearance).
  • 1 Large:Green/Red Capsicum(Roughly chopped, i used green).
  • 3 Tbsp:Sweet Corn Kernels(Fresh).
  • 8-10:French green Beans(fresh).
  • 3-4 Tbsp: Green Peas: Fresh.
  • 1 Large:Carrot(cut into julienne's).
  • 1 Tsp:Channa dal.
  • 1/2 Tsp: Mustard seed's.
  • Salt:to taste.


  1. Boil vermicelli in about 4 cups of water and wash, sieve and set aside(so they stay separate).
  2. Take a Kadai/or Non-stick deep bottomed pan, add oil and heat,splutter mustard seed's,add Channa Dal next add grated ginger.
  3. Add chopped Onions allow it to sauté,add the chopped chillies then add the green peas,sweet corn,chopped carrots,capsicum,green French beans or any veggies of your preference;).
  4. Add salt to taste and allow the veggies to cook a bit.
  5. Finally add the cooked vermicelli,close and cook for 5 mins.
  6. Serve hot..;)) Enjoy...!!


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Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 0g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 0  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbs 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g 0%
Protein 0.0g 0%
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