Introduction: Vermicelli (thin Noodles)Upma

-Vermicelli upma also called as semiya upma is prepared from vermicelli,vegetables and spices and is one of the most popular south indian breakfast.Ingredients-2 and half cup vermicelli( semiya)
-one diced onion
-one sliced potato
-one sliced carrot
-Few curry leaves
-one dry red chilli
-salt as per taste
-Half tsp cumin mustard seeds
-Half tsp split black gram
- Half tsp Italian herb paste(optional)
-2 and half cups water
-Any cooking oil

Step 1: Roast Vermicelli

-First step is to roast vermecilli. Take little oil in pan and roast vermicelli until it turns light brown color

Step 2: Tempering

-Take little oil in vessel and add half tsp cumin,mustard seeds. when they crackle add half tsp split black gram

Step 3: Add Turmeric and Dry Red Chillies

-Next add few curry leaves,pinch of turmeric and dry red chillies

Step 4: Add Onions

-Add diced onions and saute for some time until they are cooked

Step 5: Add Diced Potato and Carrot

-Next add diced potato and carrots and saute for some time

-When veggies are half cooked add salt as per taste and mix.

Step 6: Add Water

-vermecilli and water ratio should be 1:1.If we take 1 cup vermecilli add one cup water. Add half tsp italian herb paste which consists of basilicum,rosemary oregano.Adding herb paste is optional. You can add for additional flavour

-After adding water close the lid and bring to boil

Step 7: Add Vermicelli

-when water boils add roasted vermecilli and mix everything

-Reduce the flame and close the lid.After some time vermicelli absorbs the entire water and they are cooked.

Step 8: Serve Hot

-serve vermicelli upma hot with some pickle