Colored Vermicelli Upma

Upma is one of the popular  and regular breakfast made all over India specially in South India. Upma is made with Semolina, Cracked wheat, cracked rice , Vermicelli, Pressed rice or puffed rice.  Its up to you if you want to add any vegetable of your choice or skip them totally. I like to add some veggies as my kids are very fussy in eating veggies. 

I picked this  colored Vermicelli in the Indian store thinking of making Payasam. My kids do not like payasam too which I make with regular vermicelli. Seeing this colorful vermicelli they at least tried to have few spoons. Today I have tried making Upma with it, adding cabbage which my kids do not like at all. Believe me adding cabbage to the colored vermicelli, kids were not able to find it. 

For week 4 and day 2 of Blogging Marathon 79, under the theme Kids Delight- Hide and Seek Veggies am here with a healthy and yummy breakfast Colored Vermicelli Upma. Here goes the recipe.......


Colored Vermicelli 1 1/2 cup
Chopped onions 2 spoons
Chopped Ginger 1/4 spoon
Chopped carrots 1/4 cup
Chopped or shredded cabbage 1/2 cup
Chopped green chili 1
Chopped Cilantro 1/4 cup
Curry leaves 4
Chana dal / Bengal gram 1 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon 
Peanuts 15
Salt to taste
Oil 1/4 cup


Heat non stick pan and add oil. 
Once the oil is hot add peanuts and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Now add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, chana dal, curry leaves and chopped ginger.
Saute for few seconds and add chopped onions.
Saute for a minute and add all chopped veggies and green chili.
Cook till raw smell from cabbage disappears.
Now add colored vermicelli and saute for a 2 minutes.
Now add 2 1/2 cups water and salt to taste.
Cook on high till the water boils and almost evaporates.
Now reduce the flame, cover and cook for another 10 minutes.
Garnish with chopped cilantro / fresh coriander and serve.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 79.

Also sending this recipe to Srivalli's Kids Delight event - "Hide and Seek with Veggies"  hosted by Priya Srinivasan for this month.


Mayuri Patel said...

A very colourful dish. I didn't know that coloured vermicelli is available in the market. Makes a nice treat for kids.

Ritu Tangri said...

Me and my kids like vermicelli in any form and if its colorful, It would be simply ...Wow!

vaishali sabnani said...

Never seen colourful vermicelli here , looks festive and perfect for kiddos .

Sandhiya said...

Definitely a kids friendly dish,looks tempting. where did you get the colored vermicelli? First time,i'm seeing here.

Srivalli said...

Wow never seen a coloured one, looks so fantastic!...I am sure kids will love this..

Sharmila kingsly said...

Colored Vermicelli is indeed an awesome thought.. Great Share..