Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Vermicelli Upma (Shavige Bhaat)

I was introduced to this dish by my co-sister when they shifted to Bangalore, and later when we shifted it became a breakfast/snack we all enjoyed. As i am always looking for quick to cook dishes, i buy the Dragon or Concorde brand of vermicelli. I have tried others as well, and found Concorde to be the best.

I have had some bad experiences with the vermicelli overcooking and sticking with the other brands and have had to invent dishes so as not to waste it. I hope i will post them sometime :-))
So, here goes the recipe.

What you need:
  • 1/2 packet Concorde rice vermicelli
  • 1 cup veggies (peas, potatoes, carrots, beans etc). You can use any veggies and sprouts as well to make it healthy, nutritious and a complete meal. For veggies like carrots, which are a little hard to cook, boil them before and then add them
  • green chillies, coriander (finely chopped), lemon juice,salt, grated ginger, and curry leaves according to the requirements
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • mustard, jeera, hing, urad dal, and turmeric powder for tadka

How to prepare:

  1. Take oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds.

  2. When it sputters, add hing, jeera, curry leaves, green chillies, grated ginger, turmeric powder and urad dal.

  3. Fry till the urad dal turns golden.

  4. Add the chopped onion and fry till it turns transparent.

  5. Add the veggies and let them cook.


  1. Boil 2-3 cups water in a vessel.

  2. When the water comes to a boil, add the vermicelli, switch off the gas, and cover with a lid.

  3. Leave for 5 mins, and then drain the vermicelli and spread it out.

  4. Add the vermicelli to the mixture in the kadai, add salt and lemon juice.

  5. Mix well and cover the kadai and let it cook for 5 mins.

Delicious Shavige Bhaat is ready to eat :). I did this post without realising that i had an entry for this month's Click event hosted by Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi. Thanks a lot Rajitha for posting the comment and letting me know :-).

So, here goes my entry for Click just-in-time before the deadline.