Vermicelli Upma -Shavige Uppitu


This is one of my favorite and quick recipe. Many times, when in a rush to pack lunch, I prepare this is less than 20 minutes. Of course, this dish has no chopping of vegetables since the vegetables used here are frozen. Quick and easy.


  1. 1 packet of Vermicelli (Semolina)
  2. 1 cup of frozen vegetables( peas, carrots, beans, corn)
  3. 6-7 green chillies finely chopped
  4. 10 curry leaves
  5. 3 tsp fresh coconut
  6. 10 sprigs coriander leaves for garnishing( optional)
  7. 5-6 whole pepper
  8. For seasoning: 3 tsp oil, mustard seeds, turmeric, pinch of hing, urad dal, channa dal


  1. In a pan add 1 tsp oil and fry the vermicelli until golden brown
  2. Keep this aside
  3. Next, in a pan add 3 tsp oil. Add all the ingredients mentioned in 8.
  4. Once the dals are golden brown, add green chillies, curry leaves, and the mixed vegetables. Fry for a few minutes.
  5. Now add enough water to cover the vegetables and allow them to turn soft. They cook fast since they are frozen.
  6. Once the vegetables are soft, add salt, coconut, whole pepper and the fired vermicelli.
  7. There should be enough water to just soak the vermicelli.
  8. Now, cover and cook on low flame.
  9. Once the vermicelli is cooked, garnish with cilantro.
  10. If you wish, you can also add 1 or 2 tsp lemon juice. I don’t usually like so I don’t add.
  11. Serve hot or pack in the lunch boxes.

Recipe for Rice Vermicelli Upma can be found here:

  1. Rice Noodles Upma

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Anarghya on January 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Looks great


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