Sevai Uppittu Recipe / Vermicelli Upma Recipe


499Sevai Uppitu / Vermicelli Upma /  Seviyan Upma is another version of making popular Udupi breakfast recipe of uppittu / upma. Uppittu is traditionally made from bombay rava / semolina / suji but you can also make it with seviyan or vermicelli and it tastes yum.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups seviyan or fine whole wheat vermicelli
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 9-10 curry leaves
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 red chili, whole (optional)
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • a pinch of asafoetida/hing (optional)
  • 4 cup water
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • salt as required
  • sugar (optional)
  • 4 tbsp oil or ghee
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Serves
10 min 5 min 15 min 2

498Lets start the recipe step by step:

  1. First roast the vermicelli till browned with 1-2 tsp of oil or you can use ready roasted vermicelli.
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  2. Spread thevermicelli on a plate or in a bowl and allow it cool.
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  3. Boil the water in a large vessel adding some salt.
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  4. Add roasted vermicelli to the water and cook till they are soft – approximately 5 minutes.
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  5. Drain the vermicelli and keep it aside.
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  6. Heat oil or ghee in a pan.
  7. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, asafoetida and let the mustard seeds pop in the oil.
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  8. Add the onions and saute till they become translucent.
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  9. Now add the curry leaves, ginger, green chill, red chili (optional) and saute till the raw aroma of the ginger goes away.
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  10. Add turmeric, salt, sugar and stir for a few seconds.
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  11. Now add the drained vermicelli and lower the flame.
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  12. Mix the vermicelli well.
  13. Next add the lemon juice and stir well.
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  14. Serve the sevai uppittu garnished with some coriander leaves.
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