Rice Vermicelli Upma
2 cups vermicelli/ semiya
2-3 green chillies ( finely chopped )
1 medium onion (finely chopped)
1 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
1 tsp urad daal
Juice of a lemon
¼ cup shredded coconut (optional)
1 Tbsp Oil
Boil about 6 cups of water and then add the vermicelli into it. Add some salt and tsp of oil. Boil for 5 minutes. After draining the hot water, add running cold water. After the cold water is drained add about a tsp of oil and toss it gently so that the oil sticks all around. This prevents from vermicelli sticking to each other.
Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds, urad dal and mix until the urad daal turns light brown in color.
Add the chopped onion and green chillies. After the onion is cooked add salt and stir.
Add the cooked vermicelli to this, stir continuously breaking any lumps (on medium heat) and the cooked onions incorporates into the vermicelli.
After 5 minutes stir again and now half cover the pan. finally garnish with lemon juice. Keep the lid covered for another 5-10 minutes. Stir again and serve hot.