Tuesday 30 July 2013

Simple Semiya/Vermicelli Upma/Semiya Upma Recipe/Vermicelli Upma Recipe with step by step photos

This is a very simple and quick semiya upma which takes about 15 – 20 min to cook. I have added tomatoes because I like the tangy taste of it and my kids also like it this way. You can very well replace tomatoes with lemon juice. This is a very simple version of semiya upma without vegetables, I make it when I am lazy to cut vegetables and when I am in a time crunch. I will post semiya upma with vegetables in my future post. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Semiya Upma with step by step photos…

2 cups
1 finely chopped
Green chillies
3 -4 slit length wise
2 finely chopped
One small piece finely chopped
Coriander leaves
2 tsp finely chopped
As needed

For Tempering
1 tbsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Urad dal
1 tsp
Bengal gram dal/Channa dal
1 tsp
Curry leaves
Preparation Time: 10 minutes                            Recipe Category: Breakfast
Cooking Time: 20 minutes                                   Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Dry roast the vermicelli until it turns golden brown. Roasting the vermicelli prevents it from sticking with each other. Transfer it to a plate and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustards seeds after that add the cumin seeds, urad dal, channa dal and sauté until the dal turns golden brown.

Now add onions, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and sauté until translucent.

Add the tomatoes and sauté for 1 or 2 min.

Now add 2 cups of water, salt and let it boil. When it starts boiling, add the roasted vermicelli slowly and stir continuously.

Cook the vermicelli for about 5 min and wait until all the water evaporates, carefully toss it around. Finally add the coriander leaves mix it well and switch off the stove.

Delicious Semiya Upma is ready, just serve it hot.


If you are using roasted vermicelli, you need not roast them.

I have not added vegetables to this semiya upma, you can very well add them.

You can add cashewnuts when tempering to enhance the taste.

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  1. very delicious Upma of semiya!!!

  2. Simple it is, interesting it is and inviting it is, something like our simple mee hoon goreng.

  3. Love the addition of tomatoes.. Easy quick breakfast recipe..

  4. we follow the same process priya...always love them warm

  5. delicious and comforting food

  6. Delectable breakfast.. Yet to have my breakfast n drooling looking this awesome platter.. :)

  7. Looks yummy ...I make this once in a week for breaky :)
    Thanks for sharing !!

  8. Who will not like this dish? Well I will I am sure :)
    Perfectly done:)

  9. சிம்பிள் சேமியா உப்புமாவே படா ஜோரா இருக்கே !

    பிரியத்துடன் “பிரியா” அவர்களால் செய்ததால் இருக்குமோ? ;)))))


  10. upma and pickle makes a great combination :)

  11. Another favorite at home ! Looks yum !

  12. thats an delicious comfort food :) and looks so yummy dear :)

  13. my fav breakfast dish..looks so good and perfect...

  14. love semiya upma for breakfast or for tea... We made it just yesterday but after seeing this post I think I am going to make it again now :)

  15. That's a quick & filling one for me.. Healthy & a change from the normal rava one !

  16. Thank you very much every body for your sweet comments, I am so happy I have all your support and encouragement to keep going...

  17. Looks yummy.. Thanks Priya for linking this recipe with us..

  18. Hi Mehak,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and am so excited that you like my blog and happy that your rss reader. Thanks a lot to your friend Kishore through whom you came to know about my site. Once again thank you very much for the kind words which is a great encouragement for me and keep coming back for more exciting and delicious recipes...


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