Vermicelli Upma

Vermicelli upma is a simple, healthy and nutritious South Indian breakfast. This is so easy to prepare and is just the right choice, when you need a snack or a last minute meal.

Total time: 10 minutes serves: 2

1 cup vermicelli (wheat)
1 small onion chopped
¼ cup carrot chopped
1tsp grated ginger
1-2 green chilli chopped
curry leaves few
cashew nuts few
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 cup boiled water
salt to taste

Asafoetida/Heeng pinch
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)

Heat oil in a heavy pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal, when they begin to pop add heeng, onion, ginger, green chilli, carrot, cashew nuts and curry leaves. Cook on medium till the onion start to turn translucent. Now add vermicelli and salt.