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Vermicelli Upma


  • 1 cup, wheat vermicelli
  • 3 tbsp, finely chopped onion
  • Oil as required
  • Turmeric powder as required
  • 1/2 tsp, Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp, urad dal
  • 1 tsp, coriander chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds

Step by step

  • Cooking Instructions

    1. Heat a wok or a kadhai and roast the vermicelli for 3-4 minutes until slightly golden. Transfer to a plate and keep aside.
    2. Now heat oil in the same kadhai and add urad dal, mustard and cumin seeds. Let them crackle for a minute. Sauté for 1-2 minutes and add the onions. Mix well.
    3. Add turmeric powder and salt and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
    4. Add 1 cup of water, and bring to a rolling boil. Add the vermicelli and mix well. Cover the kadhai with a lid and let it cook for 5-6 minutes or until the vermicelli is cooked and the water is dried up.
    5. Check seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl and finish with chopped coriander on top. Serve immediately.
Nutritional values
  • 2-3 Year olds
  • Energy
    12.26 kcal
  • Protein
    18.16% (RDA)*
  • Calcium
    2.66% (RDA)*
  • Iron
    9.7% (RDA)*
  • 4-5 Year olds
  • Energy
    9.63 kcal
  • Protein
    15.08% (RDA)*
  • Calcium
    2.66% (RDA)*
  • Iron
    6.72% (RDA)*
  • *Recommended dietary allowance


  • You can also add vegetables like potato, carrots, beans and peas.
  • You can also put nuts like peanuts and grated coconut.