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Monday, September 14, 2009

'For Little Tummies'-Shevayi Upma/ Vermecelli with vegetables

Shevayi Upma

'E' is a bit of a picky eater.I have to modify recipes to suite his taste.He likes 'softer' foods ( or is it the laziness to chew?). This Shevayi(Vermecelli) Upma is a fusion between 'upma' and 'chinese noodles'. It is easy to digest,easy to make, has vegetables for nutrition and if pumped up with 'chilli sauce' is perfect for 'bigger tummies' too!


1 cup Roasted Vermecelli ( or roast the non roasted vermecelli in 1tsp ghee/butter till golden brown)- I use the 'Savorit' Vermecelli found in 'Indian' section in the grocery stores

1 tsp ghee/butter

1/8 cup shredded carrots

1/8 cup frozen corn kernels

1/8 cup other veggies(onions,peas,capsicum)

1/2 tsp roasted sesame seeds

1/4 tsp cumin seeds

1/4tsp Mustard seeds

1/2tsp tomato ketchup

1 cup hot water

Salt and sugar to taste

Pinch of chilli powder/black pepper

1/8tsp Turmeric powder

1/8tsp Garam masala powder ( optional)

3-4 Curry leaves

Cilantro for garnishing


1) Heat 1tsp ghee/butter add cumin, mustard seeds and saute the carrots, corn, onions, capsicum etc till nice and tender.

2) Add the roasted vermicelli and roast for another minute or so.

3) Add the hot water,salt,sugar,ketchup,chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala and put on a lid for about 2-3 mins.

4) Remove lid, mix, again put lid till all the water is evaporated.Fluff up the noodles with a fork.

5) Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and cilantro before serving.

6) Tastes great when warm and with additional ghee/butter on top!

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