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Semiya/Vermicelli Upma

Semiya/Vermicelli Upma

Semiya/Vermicelli upma is a quick and filling breakfast. There are sweet and savory recipes with vermicelli. Upma is a popular south Indian breakfast. Add vegetables of your choice to make this light and healthy.

Semiya/Vermicelli- 1 cup
Onion medium- 1
Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
Green Chilly-2
Mixed vegetables chopped- 3/4 cup
(carrots, green beans )
Chopped dates- 2tbs
Cashew nuts- 5-6
Water- 2 1/3 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar-1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Ghee- 1 tsp

Hing- a pinch
Curry leaves- a few

Heat one tsp ghee in a pan and roast semiya/vermicelli in medium flame for about 3-4 minutes or till it slightly changes to golden. Keep this aside.

In the same pan heat oil and add mustard seeds and when it splutter add urad dal and cashew nuts. Fry till nuts change color. Saute chopped dates, curry leaves and hing. Next goes in chopped onion,green chilly and ginger. Fry till it becomes golden brown.
 Add the mixed vegetables and sprinkle a little water and salt. Close the lid and cook for a minute so that the vegetables get soft. Pour about 2 cups of water and allow to boil for two minutes.
Add the roasted semiya and stir quickly. Cover with a lid for one minute. After a minute remove the lid and stir till all the water is absorbed and fluff it just like you do with basmathi rice . Switch off the flame. This can be served for breakfast or as a snack with a cup of tea.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. This is my favorite lunch dish. Love it

  2. Semiya upma looks delicious Suja.

  3. Perfect upma, love it any time with a hot cup of chai.

  4. Bowl of whole goodness...pass it to me plz,

  5. Vegetables makes this upma colorful and healthy too..


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