Vermicilli Upma


  • 1 cup seviyan or vermicilli
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp channe ki dal or Bengal gram dal
  • A few curry leaves
  • 1-2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1/4 ” ginger chopped
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup shelled peas
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt to taste


  1. Fry seviyan with 2 tsp ghee on low flame in a kadhai till it turns golden brown. Remove seviyan from the kadhai and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in clean kadhai. Reduce flame.
  3. Put the mustard seeds and both the dals.
  4. After a few seconds, add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger and onion. Fry till the onions turn brown.
  5. Add the peas and stir fry for a minute.
  6. Add water , salt and red chilli powder. Boil. Cover and cook on low flame till peas and dal turn soft.
  7. Gradually add the seviyan, stirring gently.
  8. Simmer on slow flame till the water dries up. Remove from fire and serve hot.
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