Rice Vermicelli for babies

Also called as akki shavige/ shavige uppittu.

This recipe is for infants older than 10 months. My son is little older than a year, and loves to eat this for snack. Preparation is quick and easy. When I prepare this recipe for his breakfast, I add finely chopped carrots, beans, and peas too.

Different brands have their own way of cooking vermicelli. I use Anil rice vermicelli, and vermicelli is cooked as per the instructions given in the packet.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup rice vermicelli
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • pinch of Hing
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp jaggery powder
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped finely.

If you have introduced spice to your tot, you can add 1/4 tsp of black pepper powder too.


1. Boil two cups of water in a pot, along with salt. Turn off the stove, add 1 cup of vermicelli, cover the lid for 5-6mins.

2. Vermicelli will be cooked by now. Drain the excess water from cooked vermicelli

3. In a pan – heat ghee, add cumin seeds, hing, ginger, grated coconut, saute for about a minute. Add cooked vermicelli, coriander leaves now and mix gently.

4. Let it cool a little, serve fresh.

Tip: If you want to add vegetables, boil them separately and mix it at the end. This will avoid a lot of ghee/oil needed for sauteing vegetables.

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Hi, I am Shruthi. The food blog focuses on vegetarian recipes that are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Some of the recipes are dairy-free. The goal is to create and share recipes that anyone can make. Simple and easy.

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