Showing posts with label vermicelli recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vermicelli recipes. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

vermicelli n parantha

I had made a perfect breakfast and was pretty pleased about it- good old Vermicelli upma. It's one of those days when you create a masterpiece and there are no takers for it. I had a bowl of upma as the leftover and had no clue what to do with it. In my morning rush, I quickly dumped it in my fridge thinking I will figure out something in the evening. The threshold of upma isn't much and by evening there was this huge question of what to do with a bowl full of vermicelli upma! I thought I could add more veggies and spice it up? Honestly, who would want to eat upma for night- not me or my husband :(

So, I come up with this innovative parantha's - vermicelli stuffed paranthas... You might think that I have gone nuts to do this but trust me, the parantha's were soft and nice and had everyone wondering what is the stuffing inside! I not only managed to get a innovative food on the table but was also saved from wasting my food. Brilliant, I say :P

What do we need?

For the base-
Wheat flour

For the filling-
Vermicelli upma (rice noodles/fedelini cooked with mustard and curry leaves)
1 medium sized onion (chopped)
1tsp fenugreek leaves

Note- since I cooked my vermicilli without onions, I used onions for filling in the parantha- it's completely optional! Adjust salt according to your taste.


  • Knead the flour with salt and water to a smooth dough (add oil towards the end to make it silky). Set it aside (I used about 11/2 cups of flour, you can use as per your requirement).
  • In a separate bowl, mix vermicelli upma, onion, and the fenugreek leaves. 
  • Toss the filling well and ensure it is a dry mixture and not soggy.  Some people tend to saute the onions before using it for filling. But I tend to use it raw (the onion flavor comes out really well, if used raw).
  • Our filling is ready!
  • Now, take a small ball of dough and flatten it with a rolling pin.
  • Add around 1 tbsp of filling in middle and fold it to a pouch (with filling in middle).
  • Flatten this pouch on a lightly floured surface to a medium sized round shape.
  • Cook the roti (both sides) on a frying pan with sufficient oil.
  • Serve hot with mango pickle and raita! Enjoy-

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lemon Vermicelli

Small black mustard seeds merrily bouncing in a pan- happy, carefree till they meet up with rough and hot green chilli pieces. A savory story unfolds in my kitchen with the main star as vermicelli (type of pasta, thinner than spaghetti) and carrot pieces, green peas, green beans acting in a supporting role. The story becomes vibrant with turmeric powder in a special role and of course one can't undermine the role of lemon juice which becomes the whole essence of our savory story. The story rocks the box office with every bit of vermicelli lapped up by the hungry audience :) -


Vermicelli - 2cups
1/2 cup green beans
1/2 cup carrot (sliced)
1/2 cup peas
curry leaves (4-5 leaves)
mustard seeds 3/4 tsp
cumin seeds 1/4 tsp (omit if you want)
1 tbsp lemon juice
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
grated ginger (1/4 tsp)
1/2 tsp gram dal (yellow lentils) 
green chillies (2 ) chopped
coriander leaves chopped for garnishing

**Generally this dish is made without the vegetables- but then my savory story had to be different! 

How did I make it?

Cook vermicelli in boiling water with a little bit of oil (so that it doesn't stick together). Once cooked, drain excess water and keep it aside. This removes the starch and makes it non sticky! Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds. As they begin to sputter, add gram dal (yellow lentils), ginger, curry leaves and green chilli pieces. Add turmeric powder and mix well. Toss in the vegetables and cook on a medium flame till the vegetables become soft and tender- sprinkle a bit of water to cook the vegetables. Once the vegetables are cooked, add lemon juice. Mix in the vermicelli and adjust salt according to taste. Garnish with coriander leaves!


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