it 3-4 types and all tastes good.
- 2 cup roasted/plain Vermicelli
- 1/2 big onion
- 1 cup of mixed veggies(carrot,peas,beans,capsicum finely chopped)
- 1" ginger
- 1-2 green chillies
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp gram masala/sambhar powder/vangibhath powder
- 1 tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp urad dal
- 1/2 tsp cashew pieces
- 1 red chili
- curry leaves
- coriander leaves
- 1/4 cup fresh coconut(optional)
- lemon juice
Roast Vermicelli (if the Vermicelli is plain type ) adding 1tsp of ghee.
When the Vermicelli becomes light brown color remove from the pan and keep aside.
In the same pan take 1tsp ghee and 1 tsp oil.when the oil becomes hot add seasoning ingredients.when mustard start spluttering add onion,capsicum ,ginger,green chili and turmeric powder.
Fry till onion turns light brown.now add all the cooked veggies,tomatoes and salt... Fry for one more minute..
Add above any one Masala and stir it properly.. There are two methods of cooking vermicelli..
Method A: Boil water and add little salt, oil.. when water starts boiling, add roasted vermicelli..
cook for 3 minutes (or till vermicelli is cooked). switch off and sieve - remove the water..
This cooked vermicelli can be added directly to the above mix.
Method B: Boil water,add little salt and keep it ready...you can cook the above vegetables in this water.add roasted vermicelli into the above mix and then add the boiled water into it.keep stiring in between and allow the vermicelli to cook.
Finally add grated fresh coconut ,lemon juice and mix it properly. switch off and add coriander leaves.
You can also prepare this like lemon rice.For this there is no need to add any masala,you can increase little quantity of green chili instead.replace cashews with ground nuts.adding capsicum and onion is optional,but there is no need of adding any veggies and tomatoes.rest of all the recipe is the same.
This is our Mangalore style,for this there is no need of any onion,capsicum,tomatoes and veggies.we have to prepare our own masala instead of any of the above masala.for the masala we need to dry grind coconut,3-4 red chillies and 1/4 tsp mustard seeds.add seasoning,then add cooked vermicelli,salt and little jaggery.Now add the ground masala and lemon juice. mix it properly.add coriander leaves finally.
I prefer the first method often as lot of veggies is added in it .As you can see in all my cooking i like to use lot of veggies.