Today I made Sweet Vermicelli Upma or Vermicelli Sheera and surprised my hubby. Having chapatis and mango jam for breakfast everyday had turned boring. My kid still loves the mango jam that I did and love to give it to her as it’s homemade and healthy. I made this healthy sweet upma or sheera. My Mom taught me to make this dish. I used to cook vermicelli sheera using a different method which I had learnt from my Mom in law. But hubby liked the way my Mom made just because it consumed less fat(ghee/butter).
I forgot to add dry fruits like cashewnuts to this sweet dish, but adding those will make them healthier. Since I did not have green chilies, I added dry red chilies. But Mom makes it with green chilies so that they taste hot and sweet.
Just keep in mind not to cook vermicelli for too long in water. It should not be sticky, else the dish will not look good, will be soggy and will not be as expected. Add sugar as per your taste. For diabetic people, you may omit this step or add a healthy sugar substitute.