This is a healthier version of Vermicelli.
Ragi is a good source of iron, fiber, protein and calcium.
This may be considered as the best food for either breakfast or dinner.
As we do Karam and Sweet in Idiyappam , we can prepare both versions in this vermicelli.
For this Upma you need
One packet of Ragi Vermicelli
2 green chillies
1 tsp. of mustard and Urad Dhal
1 bunch of Curry leaves.
Salt to taste
2 tsp. of oil.
Soak the Vermicelli in a vessel with enough water for 3-5 min. Drain the water from it completely and keep it aside.
Now apply little oil on the Idly mould, spread this vermicelli on the mould and steam it for 5 - 10 mins.
When you feel that the vermicelli has turned soft, remove from the mould.
Chop the onions and green chillies.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and urad dhal, when they stop spluttering add the curry leaves.Add the onions and chillies. Saute them well.
Now add the salt needed for the upma. Gradually add the vermicelli to this and mix them well. (Keep in low flame when you start mixing the vermicelli).
Ragi Vermicelli is ready to taste...............
If you need this Upma to taste Sweet
Mix sugar and grated coconut to the cooked vermicelli, with a spoon of ghee.
Sweet vermicelli is ready to taste....
Both Karam and sweet in this vermicelli will taste wonderful..........