Vermicelli Upma (Shavige Uppittu) recipe.
Vermicelli upma or shavige uppittu is a very common breakfast in Karnataka. It’s a delicious and healthy way to start the day. Or it can be a quick after-school or evening snack for the kids. My daughter loves this so much, she doesn't mind if I overload it with veggies. A great way to get the kids to eat their veggies.
Shavige uppittu is prepared with shavige (vermicelli), onion, tomatoes, and veggies. To make this dish, I roast the vermicelli first in some ghee. I then prepare tempering with whole spices, curry leaves, and saute onion in it. I add chopped vegetables (like beans, peas, capsicum, carrots, etc.) and water, and let it simmer until the vegetables are cooked. I then add the roasted vermicelli and cook for a couple of minutes. Once they are cooked, I increase the flame and dry out any moisture present. I finish it off with freshly grated coconut and coriander leaves. Lemon juice can be added to but is optional.
For a variation, try semolina upma, which uses semolina instead of vermilcelli. Click here for the recipe!
For gluten-free upma, make with with leftover idlis. Click here for recipe of idli upma.
Shavige uppittu loaded with rainbow vegetables