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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vermicelli upma

1 cup vermicelli
3 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon urad dal
1 tablespoon of channa dal
1/2 teaspoon mustard
dry red chili to taste
1 tablespoon of ginger
1 tablespoon of green chili or to taste
1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetable
1 small potato
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 3/4 cups of water
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix the vermicelli with about 1 teaspoon of oil and microwave it for 45 seconds and keep it aside.
In a pan on medium heat add 3 tablespoon of oil add channa dal, urad dal, when the dal turns brown add mustard, when mustard crackles add chopped ginger and green chili, saute add the frozen mixed vegetable, add potato, add turmeric and salt, saute for a minute add water and let it come to a boil.  When the water boils add the vermicelli slowly and let it boil till the water is all absorbed.  Add lemon juice.  Garnish with curry leaves.  Serve with sambar and chutney.  Serves 4
When you are home after a long day this dish is the one to make, quick, fast and filling.  It takes less than 15 minutes to make.  Serving it with chutney gives it an extra kick.