Semiya Upma Recipe | Vermicelli Upma

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Semiya Upma also known as Vermicelli Upma is made by tossing roasted vermicelli noodles with onions, tomatoes, vegetables and spices.

Semiya Upma is a simple and easy breakfast recipe. You can add any vegetables of your choice to make the dish more wholesome and filling.

The dish traces its origin to South India and is more popular there. However, it has now become quite popular in other parts of the country as well.

It is an interesting variation of more the common South Indian Breakfast recipe of Upma. This dish is made from vermicelli instead of semolina which is used to make Upma.

Semiya Upma is a light dish which is quite popular for breakfast. But it can also be taken as a snack along with tea. This savoury snack is loved by the kids and has much more nutrition than most of the fast foods.

To make Semiya Upma at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Semiya Upma Recipe | Vermicelli Upma

Semiya Upma is made from vermicelli noodles cooked in vegetables. The perfect recipe for a light and delicious breakfast.
4.71 from 77 votes

Recipe Info

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4
Category Snacks
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g

Ingredients For Semiya Upma Recipe | Vermicelli Upma
  

  • 1 Cup Semiya (Vermicelli)
  • 1 Medium Sized Onion
  • 1 Medium Sized Potato
  • 2 Small Tomatoes
  • 2-3 Green Chillies
  • 8-10 Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta)
  • 1/4 Cup Peanuts (Groundnuts)
  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • 1 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Brown Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • 1 Teaspoon Urad Dal (Split & Skinned Black Lentil)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or as per taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Semiya Upma Recipe | Vermicelli Upma
 

  • Add the vermicelli noodles to a pan along with 1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter).
    1 Tablespoon Ghee (Clarified Butter), 1 Cup Semiya (Vermicelli)
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Fry it on low heat for 3-4 minutes till it turns light golden brown in color. After removing the pan from the heat, stir it for additional 30 seconds or so, to ensure that it doesn’t burn from the bottom.
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Heat oil in a pan. When the oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds (rai) to it. When the rai starts to crackle, add urad dal. Fry till the dal becomes golden in color.
    1 Teaspoon Brown Mustard Seeds (Rai), 1 Teaspoon Urad Dal (Split & Skinned Black Lentil)
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 6
  • Add peanuts to the oil and roast them for a minute. Take care that they do not burn.
    1/4 Cup Peanuts (Groundnuts)
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 7
  • Then add the curry leaves. Fry them for a few seconds.
    8-10 Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta)
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 8
  • Add finely chopped onions and green chillies. Let them cook for a minute.
    1 Medium Sized Onion, 2-3 Green Chillies
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 9
  • Now add finely chopped pieces of potatoes. Fry them till they are almost soft.
    1 Medium Sized Potato
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 10
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder (haldi) and salt (as per taste).
    1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi), 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1 Teaspoon Salt, or as per taste
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 11
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook till the raw smell of tomatoes is gone.
    2 Small Tomatoes
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 12
  • Now add the water to the pan and bring it to a boil.
    1 3/4 Cup Water
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 13
  • Add the roasted semiya (vermicelli) to the water.
    1 Cup Semiya (Vermicelli)
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 14
  • Turn the heat to low. Stir till almost all the water is dried up and soaked by the vermicelli. Then turn off the heat and cover the pan. Let it sit for 8-10 minutes.
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 15
  • Now add some finely chopped coriander leaves and sprinkle some lemon juice on top.
    1/2 Cup Chopped Coriander Leaves, 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions 16
  • Mix all the ingredients well. Semiya Upma is ready. Serve it hot.
    Semiya Upma Recipe Step By Step Instructions

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2 thoughts on “Semiya Upma Recipe | Vermicelli Upma”

  1. Hey in the ingredients you say “1 3/4” cups water, but in the instructions it’s “1 cup”. Which is correct?

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