Sunday, 22 September 2013

Semiya Upma | Vermicelli Upma


Upma is a very popular breakfast dish in South India.  It is simple, easy and healthy one-dish meal which doesn't require any accompaniment.  There are varieties of upma - Rava/semolina upma, mamidikaya semiya upma, semiya upma, rice sevai upma, etc., and all taste equally good.

I have used vegetables to prepare this semiya upma, but you can prepare this without veggies.


Semiya upma, Vermicelli upma





Ingredients:

  • Vermicelli - 1 cup (I use bambino)
  • Onion - 1 medium size, finely chopped
  • Green chillies - 3
  • Ginger - 1/4 inch piece, grated
  • Carrot - 1, small size, peel and cut into small pieces
  • Beans - 10-12, wash and cut into small pieces
  • Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 2 cups (1-1/2 cups if not using veggies)
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Oil - 1 tsp

For Tempering:

  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Channa dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Hing/asafoetida - a pinch
  • Oil - 1 tsp

How To Prepare Semiya Upma:

  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai and dry roast the semiya/vermicelli on medium flame till it turns light brown and remove onto a plate.
  • In the same kadai, add 1 tsp of oil and add mustard seeds.  Once the mustard starts spluttering, add channa dal, urad dal and fry till the dal turn light brown.
  • Add curry leaves, hing, onions, green chillies and fry them till the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the veggies, salt and 2 cups of water and cover with a lid and let it cook on low flame.
  • Check to see if the veggies are cooked, add the semiya and mix well and let it cook again on low flame for about 6-8 mins or till the semiya turns soft (see that it doesn't turn mushy).
  • The semiya is now ready to serve.

Semiya Upma, Vermicelli Upma


6 comments:

  1. perfect breakfast and lunch box dish. love to see you at my space sometimes.

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  2. Simple and delicious breakfast..

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  4. Lovely flavor in the semiya upma which I have never made before. But surely a dish great for the start of the day or anytime is a good time.

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