Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Semiya upma (Veg Vermicilli upma)

Semiya Upma is my favourite break fast dish. I cook it very often specially on Holidays when I want to prepare something very fast and Delicious for my hubby and kid. My preparation for upma is little different as I don't fry or roast the Vermicelli  and I add vegetables always available like Carrot, green peas, Capsicum, beans etc to make it more nutritious. It take very less time to cook. I like to eat it with Tomato Sauce or Pickles.


 200 gms. Semiya (Vermicelli)
1 Large Onion (Chopped)
1 Carrot (Chopped)
1 Capsicum (Cut lengthwise)
10 gms. Peanut (Roasted)
10 gms. Green peas
3 to 4 whole red chilis
1/2 tsp.Mustard seeds
1 /2 Cumin seeds
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. red chili powder
 Curry Leaves
Coriander leaves
Cucumber (chopped)


 1. Heat water in a pan. When the water starts boiling put the vermicelli into it. After 2 minutes when the vermicelli becomes soft pour the content of pan into a strainer (Don't over cook the vermicelli otherwise it will get sticky) to strain out the  water. Now hold the strainer under running cold water so that vermicelli becomes cold then it will not stick to one another. Keep it aside.
2. Heat Oil in a nonstick pan. Add Red Chili, Cumin seeds and mustard seeds and finally curry leaves. When mustard starts spluttering add Chopped onion. Fry onion until becomes golden brown. Now add Carrot,  Capsicum, green peas and roastedPeanut, Saute all the vegetables for about 5 minutes.  Add turmeric powder, Chili powder and Salt. Stir again. Now add the Vermicelli and stir fry it for 5 to 6 minutes. Add little bit of sugar and finally chopped coriander.

Serve hot  with tomato sauce and chopped Cucumber spread over it.


Indian Khana said...

My all the fav...I simply love semiya upma and yours looks so delicious..

Anonymous said...

This is my first time here. what a lovely place. Koraishuti r ghughni dekhe je mukhe jol eshe gelo!

Preety said...

i love to eat the sweet version but never tried this one..but souds simple & delicious to give a try

Indrani said...

Hi Sunanda,
love your place..very cool & mouth watering recipes...eto pithe dekhe to jibe jol ese gelo..thanks 4 following my blog

Unknown said...

Looks colorful, lovely and inviting!

Anonymous said...

Hey great Recipe ..thanks a lot, made a quick semiya upma today !!


soumi said...

Hey Sunanda,

Thanks for teh simple yummy colorful recipe....


Anonymous said...

Hey Sunanda,

I tried the semiya upma for the first time, my husband loved it and so did I.
Just took like 15 min to make it, which is great.
Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sunanda,

I tried Semiya Umpa for the first time and my husband loved it, so did I.
It was pretty quick, just 15 min.
Thanks for the recipe.

Bala said...

Thanks... Tried this recipe today. Semiya Upma came out well and my WIFE liked it... :)

khushi said...

Nice recipe.try this out also:

Arun said...

thats nice to see a upma here:) i am a guy now stays in singapore..so started my self cooking and previously in india i eat moms food. now my own..on the way i was surprising to prepare upma which is my fav and found the recipe.let me try out and post you feedback..thanks for the tips:)

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