Vermicelli Upma-Spicy Noodles-Seviyan Upma

December 28th, 2013 filed under Snacks, Vegan
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Vermicelli Upma is a healthy, tasty and colorful dish. It is equally great for breakfast or snack. Vermicelli is also known as seviyan. This is an easy recipe to make.

Recipe will serve 2-3

Vermicelli Upma (Spicy Noodles) Recipe by ManjulaIngredients:

  • 1-1/2 cup vermicelli roasted, available in Indian grocery stores
  • 1/2 cup carrots cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup green beans cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels I am using frozen corn
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds/rai
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric/haldi
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons of salt, adjust to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4┬ácup cashews broken fro garnishing


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a saucepan over low- medium heat, roast the cashews stirring continuously until they are light golden brown. It will take about 2 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat and take out the cashews over paper towel.
  3. Use the same saucepan and add the remaining oil, heat the oil over medium heat until it is moderately hot. Add the mustard seeds as seeds crack add curry leaves and green chili, stir-fry for few seconds. Be careful curry leaves splatter.
  4. Add carrots, green beans, corn, turmeric, and salt stir-fry for 3 minutes over medium heat. Add vermicelli and gently mix them with vegetables, add water. Bring it to boil over high-medium heat.
  5. As vegetables come to boil reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Let it cook till all the water has evaporated. Stir in between once, it will take about 10 minutes. Vermicelli should be moist.
  6. Gently stir in the lemon juice, garnish with roasted cashews.
  7. Serve hot.


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3 Responses to “Vermicelli Upma-Spicy Noodles-Seviyan Upma”

  1. really simple and easy recipe. I like it.

  2. sathya priya says:

    This is my favourite upma .This looks so yummy manjula ji

  3. Sudhir Nautiyal says:

    I am very much interested to your all recipe please send me the method of the recipe.

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