Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Dhideer Shavige uppit ( Instant Rice Vermicilli Upma)

Another weekend has passed. Days seems to be going so fast... it's already 8 months into this year. Well....as we all know "time waits for no man". And same with us, we don't wait for time either. In today's fast paced world, we need to do as much as possible in as little time we get. Cooking might be the last thing on your mind but it's THE thing which will keep you going. So here's another fast, simple, yet a very healthy tasty breakfast that your body requires in order to function. Remember, 'breakfast is the most important meal of the day'.

Rice vermicelli- The instant kind also known as Rice string hoppers or the idiappam sticks - 3 handfulls or about 250gms (serves 2)
(I used the sri ganeshram's 777 brand that I found at the local indian grocery store)
Green chillies chopped finely - 2 or 3 depending on your preference of spice
Finely chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Salt to taste

Seasoning Ingredients:
Mustard seeds or Rai - 1 tsp
Channa dal- 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Take instant vermicilli in a bowl. Pour boiling water and make sure that the vermicilli is completely immersed. Cover and keep aside for a few minutes. Then drain the water completely and use as directed.

Take about 2 Tbs of oil in a kadai.
Season with rai. When it splutters, add channa dal, urad dal and jeera. When the dals turn golden brown, add a pinch of turmeric and salt to taste.
Add the drained rice vermicelli, Mix gently. Check for salt and garnish with chopped coriander and curry leaves. Switch off the stove and before serving add lemon juice and mix.


sudha said...

First time in your blog. All your recipes are good.
You are right..'Breakfast mean to break the fast of several hours' but my husband won't listen :-(. For him i will try this upma.
Also i liked tangy poha.

saakshi said...

Thanks Sudha, you share your name with my mom. Glad you liked the recipes, will be posting more soon.

Sumitha said...

Dhideer uppitu chenagidhe Sangeetha.Nanaganthu thumbane ishta:)

saakshi said...

Nangu thumba ishta shavige uppit. Nimge ista aagidhu nangu khusi aythu.

Swapna.Patil said...

Hi Sangeeta ,
Everything on ur page looks yummy its tough to settle down on a particular recipe.Iliked all of them & the way u have written it is also cool.All the luck to you .I will surely tell abt this homely page to whoever i know.

Vineela said...

Hi Sangeetha,
I am going to see more "Iyengar recipes".This is all we eat in house when we feel hungry at evening times
THANKS for sharing.