As mother ,of every school going kids, I too have tension of what to give in tiffin daily. My kids are too fussy eater so I have to do extra mental work in planning menu for their tiffin. The thing ,one kid is loving is just hell to other 😰. But this is the dish both are loving ☺️ and I am feeling relaxed.
It's good option to replace Maggi as kids generally demand maggi for tiffin but we hesitate to give . My younger one calls it maggi and feels so happy that mamma is not denying at all😁. It's so easy and quick yet yummy recipe for kids lunch box and for elders too. It's light yet flavourful breakfast which everyone loves to relish on. I used to prepare it very often.
Recipe is given below, Hope you will like and try for sure.
VEG VERMICELLI PULAO
Time: 20-25 mins
1 cup vermicelli
1 carrot , grated
3/4 cup mixed veg ( beans, capsicum, corn, peas etc, as per availability)
2 green chilli, slitted
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 big onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 pinch asafetida (heeng)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp lime juice ( optional)
Salt to taste
1 Handful roasted peanuts or any crunchy namkeen mixture (optional)
Boil nearly 4-5 cups of water in a deep pot then add 1/2 tsp oil some salt and vermicelli to it and boil for 2-3 mins. Strain it in a sieve and wash with normal water to avoid further cooking and becoming soggy. Heat oil in a nonstick wok, add heeng followed by mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let it crackle then add chilli and onion. Fry till onion become transparent , then add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute. Now add mix veggies and carrots, turmeric powder , black pepper powder and little salt. Saute for 5-6 mins and cover the lid in between to cook veggies properly . Then add strained vermicelli and mix well. Saute for 2 more mins , adjust salt and add lime juice, mix well and done.
If you like little crunch then add some roasted peanuts or some crunchy namkeen mixture on top while serving . I like lots of crunch in my plate so must add these.
Never boil vermicelli for long other wise it will get soggy and will ruin your dish. As soon as you see it's getting transparent just strain and wash with normal water to avoid over cooking.
Also do boiling of vermicelli and cooking your veggies, side by side to avoid sticky vermicelli.
Number of chilies can be increased or decreased as per taste, I kept it mildly hot for kids.
You can add any veggies of your choice to make it more yummy to your taste buds.
Your easy peasy breakfast cum tiffin snacks is ready to serve ....just enjoy it with a cup of tea.
Hope you will like and try it. Please let me know your feedback about this recipe by pouring your valuable comments and suggestions.