Lentil and Vermicelli Stew

Here’s a unique yet utterly delicious combination that will satiate your taste buds and nourish your body. Presenting a hearty and nutritious recipe of good old vermicelli with a savoury touch. Instead of making regular upma, take the recipe up a level by cooking it in some dal puree, which would result in a beautiful Lentil and Vermicelli Stew.


Table of Content

  1. What is Lentil and Vermicelli Stew?
  2. Quick and Easy Lentil and Vermicelli Stew
  3. How to make Lentil and Vermicelli Stew ?
  4. Expert Tips
  5. Recipe Card  


What is Lentil and Vermicelli Stew?

​​Vermicelli is used in many variations in Indian dishes from sweets like kheer which is a dessert similar to rice pudding. It's also used in other savoury recipes like upma. The process for upma involves pre-sauteed vegetables tossed with roasted vermicelli and cooked in water upto the amount the vermicelli can absorb. Our Lentil and Vermicelli Stew has similar steps, but with the addition of a lentil stew. The stew is made with blended dal mixed with some water to get a thick consistency.


Quick and Easy Lentil and Vermicelli Stew

Vermicelli is a pasta that has been given umpteenth variation according to the varied flavours of the Indian cuisine, from semiya to upma and many others. This time instead of making that same old tomato sauce pasta, go ahead and make a bowl of this rich and hearty Lentil and Vermicelli Stew. With a recipe this simple and easy, the process shouldn’t be a hassle at all.  


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    How to make Lentil and Vermicelli Stew ?

    1) In a stainless steel saucepan,.add some ghee and saute all your whole spices in it, along with the ginger and garlic.

    Lentil and Vermicelli Stew

    2) To the saucepan, add sliced onions with some cumin seeds and sweat them. To the pan add a cup of washed arhar dal and mix and saute it.
    Lentil and Vermicelli Stew

    3) To the dal add a few slit green chillies and some sliced tomatoes. Cover everything with water and milk and let it come to a boil.
    Lentil and Vermicelli Stew

    4) Follow this by adding some corn kernels with salt and pepper and the dry spices. Let it all simmer till the lentils are cooked completely..
    Lentil and Vermicelli Stew

    5) While they are boiling and cooking, keep on removing the scum that develops on the top using a ladle..
    Lentil and Vermicelli Stew

    6) Once the dal is fully cooked, blend it in a fine paste and save the separated liquid.
    Lentil and Vermicelli Stew

    7) Add the blended puree to the reserved liquid in a milk pan and combine it thoroughly. Add roasted vermicelli to the pot and stir to combine it.
    Lentil and Vermicelli Stew

    8) Serve the hot vermicelli stew in a bowl and garnish it with some chilli oil, slit green chillies and corn kernels.
    Lentil and Vermicelli Stew


    Expert Tips

    1. Saute the spices and onions till the onions are translucent before adding the dal.
    2. Before you add the water make sure that the dal and the spices are completely roasted.
    3. Do not add too much water or the vermicelli will overcook.

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