Monday, April 27, 2009

Shavige Uppittu / Vermicelli Upma

1 cup Vermicelli
2 cups Water
8-10 beans
1/2 Carrot
15-20 frozen Green Peas /soaked Green Peas
1 small Onion
1-2 Green Chillies
2-3 Curry leaves
2-3 Coriander leaves
1/2 tsp Vangibath powder(optional)
1/2 tsp Black gram seeds
1/2 tsp Bengal gram seeds
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
Salt to taste
2-3 tsp Oil

Put vermicelli in a thick bottomed vessel and fry it for around 4-5 mins in medium flame until it turns golden in color.

Chop beans and carrot into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Cook chopped vegetables, green peas together by adding little amount of water and salt in a pressure cooker. (2 whistles)
Cut green chillies into medium sized pieces. Chop onion, coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below.
Put mustard seeds, black gram seeds, bengal gram seeds and oil in a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, green chillies, onion and fry them for about 3-4 mins. Add vangibath powder and fry them for about 1 min. Add cooked vegetables, 2 cups of water(cooked vegetable water can be used), salt and bring it to boil.

Add fried vermicelli and stir the uppittu. Cook them by covering a lid until all the water content gets evaporated in medium flame. Keep stirring the uppittu once in 2 mins.

Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Keep the Uppittu in low flame for about 2-3 mins. Mix well and serve hot. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 2 plates of Shavige Uppittu.
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