Thursday, April 08, 2010

Vegetable vermicelli lemon bath

For 2 persons:

1 cup vermicelli
1 cup cut asparagus or greens beans
1/2 cup frozen peas

1/2 spoon turmeric
1/2 spoon sambar powder
1/2 spoon coriander powder

2 teaspoon or more of lemon juice

pinch of mustard and urad dal
2 table spoon oil
pinch of asofetida


Bring 4 cups of water to boil. Boil vermicelli for 4 minutes
rinse with cold water...keep aside

Take a wide pan.
heat oil
add mustard, urad dal, asofetida

when mustard splutters add asparagus and saute for 2minutes. Now add peas, turmeric, sambar powder, coriander powder

Keep a lid on for say 4-5 minutes
Once the veggies are tender, add drained vermicelli.
Mix everything. Add lemon juice.
Keep in flame for a minute or 2 remove and server hot or cold.

Optional touches:
I added a teaspoon of Priya nallakaram to give a zing. This is a powder made of dried tamarind and red chillies available in all indian stores.
You can do this or just bump up sambar powder to 1 teaspoon

You can add some curry leaves when sauteing vegetables it will give a good taste

I had asparagus and peas. You can use any vegetable combination you want.
Cauliflower and peas would be good. Potato and spring onions would be good.
beans and potatoes also would be good.

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