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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Spicy Vermicelli - Capsicum Upma


 
Vermicelli - capsicum upma is going to be my Day 2 entry of BM #21. When I am tired of the regular vegetable or the coconut version of vermicelli upmas, I go with this spicy one. Add your choice of vegetables and vangibhath powder instead of chillies, you will end up with a delicious meal. Regular semolina or a combo of semolina and vermicelli can be substituted for vermicelli.

Ingredients for 2 - 3 servings:
2 cups vermicelli
1 capsicum finely chopped
1/4 cup green peas (I used frozen ones.)
3 - 4 Tbsp vangibhath powder
Salt to taste
For tadka: 3 - 4 tsp oil / ghee, 1 tsp chana dal / Bengal gram, 1 tsp urad dal / skinned black gram, 1 tsp mustard seeds and few curry leaves 

Method:
* Heat oil in a pan and then add the dals and mustard seeds. When dals start turning reddish, add curry leaves and capsicum. Mix them once with a spatula, cover and cook on low flame until capsicum turns tender. 
*  Meanwhile, dry toast the vermicelli in another pan until it turns golden brown and keep aside. If using pre-roasted vermicelli, skip this step.
* Next add (about 2.5 to 3 cups) water to the capsicum pan and bring it to a rolling boil. Lower the heat and add salt, vangibhath powder, peas and toasted vermicelli.
* Mix well, cover and cook until vermicelli is done. Don't forget to stir in between.

Note:
If the concoction of spices in the vangibhath powder is strong for your taste,  the quantity of vangibhath powder can be reduced. If you prefer more heat, add a bit of chili powder. Home made or store bought powder can be used. Check here for my version of the vangibhath powder.
 
 

14 comments:

Satya said...

an interesting twist to regular upma...looks awesome
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PriyaVaasu said...

I definitely love the spicy version!!!! Never tried this upma with vaangibaath powder, look very inviting!!!@

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

delicious and picture perfect!! first from the picture, i thought it is biriyani!!!
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Vimitha Anand said...

Flavorful upma dear

Jayanthi said...

I love upmas...looks so inviting and tempting.

Chitra said...

wow, it looks so nice,adding vangi bath powder is new to me. will try :)

thoushaltcook said...

This is one of my fav :) thanks for posting

Priya said...

Love here the addition of capsicum,delicious and tempting upma.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very flavourful upma...

foodiliciousnan said...

I too add curry powder in place of chillies for a change sometime. Lovely looking upma! Good any time :)

vaishali sabnani said...

this looks very inviting..super !!

Srivalli Jetti said...

That's really looking so inviting..I almost thought it was with rice..vermicelli sauteed this way must taste great..

PJ said...

Looks delicious.GReat dish for the lunch box too...

preeti garg said...

Great Recipe....

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