Monday, July 15, 2013

How to make Semiya Upma (Vermicelli Upma) | Breakfast Recipes | Upma Recipes

How to make Semiya Upma

Vegetable Semiya Upma or Vermicelli Upma is one of a popular and easy to do breakfast recipe in TamilNadu, when u got bored of the usual Idli, dosa or pongal. Vermicelli is similar to pasta kind of a dish. During my childhood days I do not eat dishes prepared with Semiya except semiya payasam. My friend compelled me to try when I went to her house and after the taste I started liking it and now it is one of our regular breakfast item. 
How to make Vegetable Semiya Upma

How to make Vegetable Semiya Upma Recipe

Preparation time: 15 min | Cook Time: 10min | Serves:3
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

  • Semiya/vermicelli - 2 cups
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Mixed Veggies - 1 cup ( carrot, beans, cauliflower, peas, potato)
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard - 2 pinch
  • Black gram - 1/2 tsp
  • Bengal gram - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2 or 3
  • Onion - 1
  • Garlic - 3 pods (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Cashews - few ( optional )
  • Ghee - 1 tsp ( optional )

1. Take 2 cups vermicelli.
2. Dry roast the vermicelli till they become nice golden brown. ( you can skip it if your vermicelli is already roasted).
3. Chop the garlic, onions and green chili and the other veggies into fine pieces.
4. In a kadai add oil and throw in the mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, chilies and the curry leaves.
5. When the mustard splutter and the dals turn nice golden brown colour, add the garlic and fry for a min.
6. Add the chopped onions and Saute till it turns pink.
7. Add in the veggies now and sauté it.
8. Add the salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
9. Now add the water and let the veggies get cooked. (3/4th cooked)
10. Now add the roasted vermicelli and give a stir keeping the flame low.
11. Allow to cook.
12. Check whether the upma is ready by taking little vermicelli and slightly smash by fingers and if they broken, it means it is cooked.  Switch off the flame.
13. Add ghee and give a light stir.
14. Serve hot with any chutney or pickle.
How to make Vermicelli Upma

15. We had it with pottukadalai chutney
How to make Vegetable Vermicelli Upma

  1. You can add any veggies of your choice. 
  2. If you like you can roast few cashews in ghee and add it to make it rich. 
  3. Adding ghee is optional, but it tastes great when added. 
You can check other upma recipes below
Idli Upma
Aval Upma
Vegetable Rice Sevai Upma
Crab upma

18 lovely comments:

Sangeetha Priya

quick one pot meal n healthy addition of veggies...

Nava K

Good use to the semiya. I only know of it into payasam thus what a discovery on what else can be done with semiya.

A great opening for a healthy morning meal or in fact, perfect for a dinner meal too.

Menaga Sathia

Upma looks soo wonderful!!


Very colorful healthy upma..


I miss this amazing delight, used to get all the pampering in the world when I was in India, I'll try your recipe for sure :)

Vimitha Durai

Comforting breakfast


oooh, this looks good.
whenever i make maggie noodles, i add all my green chillies and seeds.

Priya Anandakumar

Yummy and a very filling breakfast...

Suja Manoj

My favorite breakfast,quick and easy,love your version.

Divya Shivaraman

seriously am not a fan for this upma but your pics are simply super your idea of adding veggies

Shruti J

Lovely dish, Akila :) Loved the clicks as well as recipe!!! Will try it out...


Quick and easy breakfast.With the addition of veggies, it is healthy too.


This is my favourite breakfast ..

Vidya Chandrahas

Perfect breakfast Upma with addition of veggies.


Looks very tasty ! Nice clicks !


my fav breakfast dish..looks yummy

Divya A

Semiya upma looks super tasty, nice delectable clicks akila :)


What a wonderful new and different way for me to try vermicelli.

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