Vermicelli upma


vermicelli – 1 cup, mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp, urud dal – 1/2 tsp, gram dal – 1/2 tsp, asafoetida – a pinch, red chillies – 2, oil – 5 tsp, curry leaves – a bunch, onion – 1 (optional)
Roast vermicelli in ghee/oil for 2 min until it becomes slightly white in color. Heat oil, add mustard seeds. When it pops, add red chilies, urud dal, gram dal and asafoetida.Add curry leaves and finely chopped onions.Add the roasted vermicelli .Now add 2 cups water and leave it covered in low heat. Stir occasionally and cook until it becomes soft. Roast cashews in little ghee and add it to the upma. Serve hot
If onions are not added you may have to add 2 1/4 cups of water instead of 2 cups..

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