Ragi Vermicelli Upma

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 onions
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.

For Karam

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..........

Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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  1. I too make this once in 10 days..Its in my archive too..Very healthy :)

  2. Wow!!! I never knew Ragi vermicilli exists :(:(. Next time when I am in Chennai, I shd stock it. Very healthy dish. Thanx for sharing such a wonderful recipe.


  3. You got some nice recipes here..I will definitely stop by again to go through all the posts.


  4. Wish I could get hold of Ragi vermicilli here..its too tempting!Such a healthy option!

  5. Today I made ravai upma .Ragi is healthy and my favourite.

  6. I used to make these when I lived in south, here we do not get these vermicelli.

  7. Hi Aruna..thank u so much for visiting my blog and ur sweet comments.Very healthy and delicious upma.

  8. This looks so healthy and tasty....Nice and simple recipe dear...

  9. thank u for visiting my blog and for comments dear...ragi upma is very healthy one...im following u.

  10. Simple, tasty and healthy :)! good recipe! :)

  11. I make them too, very healthy alternative.

  12. hi aruna,
    thnx for visiting n commenting on my blog...do visit again...i m following u nw dear...
    hey this ragi vermiclli upma is realy a healthy one...i did not know u get ragi vermicilli also...vl search here now for it:-))

  13. I have never ventured to making this..but I wudnt mind if someone makes it for me. gud way to add to some healthy fud

  14. I have only had porridge with ragi, but never knew about this... thanks for sharing :-)

  15. A very healthy option,i make it too with a lot of veggies!

  16. i wanted to make it very long back.never tried.will have to do soon.healthy dish

  17. healthy recipe and new to me.
    Thanks for dropping by, Aruna.
    You have a nice space here.
    Sorry for the late response.
    I was caught up with other things.
    Hope you don't mind!

  18. Very new... not heard of... but seems very interesting & pleasing...

    Awesome delicacies.... Tempted to taste...tempted to taste....


  19. I have not yet tried this,always a healthier version is preferable!

  20. love upma with vermicelli..ragi makes it healthy.

  21. I tried sweet version of ragi vermicelli,yours looks good.healthy one

  22. I love the idea of ragi vermicelli upma, should check out if it is available here ! Very healthy...

  23. hi aruna..how are you..i have never seen raagi vermicelli b4..i wonder how it tastes.like
    its been some time i hav been to my blog..& i saw u offered me an award . where isss itt?

    keep in touch

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