Monday 6 January 2014

Ragi Semiya Upma/Ragi Vermicilli Upma/Ragi Semiya Upma Recipe/How to make Ragi Semiya with step by step photos

Hello Friends,
I am back after my vacation, we had great time back in Chennai. I hope you all had great Christmas and wonderful New Year celebrations. I was really missing you all a lot, thank you all friends, readers, subscribers and visitors for your continuous support and encouragement. I am blogging after about a month, so I thought of sharing with you all something very healthy, quick and yummy – Ragi Semiya Upma. Before going into the recipe I want to share a few things about Ragi.

Ragi/finger millet is a rich source of Calcium, Iron, Protein, Fiber and other minerals. The rich source of fiber in Ragi helps to lower cholesterol level and is very easy to digest. Ragi cools down our body temperature in hot days and helps in weight control as well. The rich natural source of calcium in Ragi helps in strengthening the bone in growing children, older people and keeps everyone healthy. Check out my other Ragi dishes like Ragi Koozh, Ragi Kanji, RagiVadai, Ragi ladoo, Ragi Dosai, Ragi Puttu, Ragi Adai in the respective links.

Here’s how to make Ragi Semiya Upma with step by step photos…
Ragi Semiya/Ragi Vermicelli
1 Packet [180 gms]
1 big finely chopped
Green chillies
2 finely chopped
Dry red chillies
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Split Urad dal
1 tsp
Bengal gram dal/Kadalai paruppu
1 tsp
Cashew nuts
4 -5
Curry leaves
5 – 6
As needed
2 tsp
Preparation Time: 5-7 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Other Sevai Varieties that might be of interest
Ragi Semiya/Kezhvaragu Semiya
Cut open the Ragi Semiya Packet and soak it in water for about a minute and not more than that because the ragi with become soggy.

Drain the water completely from ragi semiya and place it in a idli plate and steam it for about 5 minutes and switch off the stove.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, split urad dal, chana dal, cashew nuts and fry until they turn golden brown color.

Now add dry red chillies, onions, green chillies, curry leaves, pinch of salt and saute until the onions are translucent.

Finally add the steam cooked ragi semiya, salt and mix till everything combines really well. Switch off the stove.

Serve it hot with coconut chutney or any spicy gravy like vatha kuzhambu or milagu kuzhambu.

You can add some grated coconut finally to the ragi semiya upma for added taste.
You can also add roasted peanuts when tempering, the kids will love it.
Yummy, healthy, quick and delicious Ragi Semiya Upma is ready to be enjoyed.
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  1. Hi Priya,
    So excited to see you back and am grinning here with happiness. Happy to hear that you had a great time in Chennai. It must have a good long holiday and yes, we all need it. Happy new year to you and everyone at home. Hope you can post some pics of your trip to Chennai. I would love to see. Chillies and everything in the upma are yum.

    Not sure if we have ragi semiya over here but I can try with our mee hoon, almost the same excepts its madw with rice flour. As usual, I love simple recipes and thanks so much for sharing. You know how time is so tight for me and everything is about the least time in the kitchen.

  2. priya... u r back... happy new year.. we miss u too.. hope u had a gr8 time.. lovely ragi semiya.. healthy and filling.. :)

  3. Healthy sevai. hope you are doing good, sorry I missed to wish you for New year, wishing you a year filled with good health and happiness :) take care keep in touch

  4. My favourite.. can have a bowl full of it.. i cook both rice and raagi noodles at home....i usually make this it. Happy to hear that you had great time in Chennai. Am nominating you for the "Liebster award".. Please follow the link to grab your award.
    wishing you a happy new year

  5. welcome back dear...yummy semiya...was wondering where were you ?....hope u had a great vacation dear.

  6. Perfect way to cook this yummy..

  7. Happy new year priya.I am really looking forward to visit india....Hope u enjoyed ur trip to the fullest .I love ragi semiya very much we often do it with store bought ragi semiya .I am trying my hand in home made semiya .Will soon update it ..This looks really yummy ..

  8. This is my favourite <3

  9. welcome back and yummy dish. post some pictures of your trip if possible.

  10. Wish you a happy New Year.. Hope you had a great vacation.. Healthy and yummy recipe..

  11. Welcome back, this is my favourite one..

  12. Healthy dish.. Welcome back dear..

  13. wow...super healthy and filling breakfast...raagi semiya upma looks yummy and inviting!
    Happy New Year Wishes Priya :)

  14. Happy new year to u n ur fly Priya.. Was missing u too. Guessed after few days that u must surely b on vacation. Happy to knw that ur back all geared up...
    Which brand ragi semiya is this. I was normally using Anil, but this looks more better. Next time will try to buy this ..

    1. I usually buy Anil Semiya Smitha, but this time I tried the Wheel brand it was equally good...

  15. Healthy and mouth watery semiya.........yummy!

  16. hey..u r back...:) Happy new year ..

    I have never had ragi semiya... may be I should try it soon...looks so healthy

  17. I make sweet n savoury versions.urs look great

  18. Ragi semiya cooked to perfection looks great

  19. happy new year dear plus lovely recioe :)loving it :)

  20. Looking Lovely . . . . A G+ For ur Post and Have a Nice Day. . . :)

  21. Happy New Year Priya :) plus loving your post :)

  22. Thank you very much each and every one of you for your warm welcome and beautiful comments.Wish all of you and your families a very very happy new year..

  23. I will try this healthy recipe soon, Priya!

    Good to see you back! Happy New Year!

  24. Happy new year once again priya.ragi semi ya looks yummy n it's very healthy too.

  25. wow priya so many healthy recipes in your space , gud job :) semiya looks so delicious and yummy dear !!

  26. We missed you too Priya :) Glad you got back :) BTW, Ragi semiya looks delecious and healthy


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