Sunday, November 1, 2009

Semia (vermicilli) Upma

Semia (vermicilli) - 1 packet
Big onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 1/2 tsps
Curry leaves - few
Salt - as required
Oil for cooking
Cashew nuts -10 for garnishing
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Hing (asafoetida) - a pinch

Take a kadai and pour oil in it and put mustard seeds and urad dal and a pinch of hing.
When the seeds splutter, add small cut pieces of onion and curry leaves.
After the onion gets brown add the small cut pieces of tomato and stir.
Now add the semia (vermicilli) and stir fry with all the items for some time.
Now add water and cook the semia well (alternatively you can sprinkle water at small intervals and keep stirring the semia till it gets cooked). This will hardly take 10 minutes.
Now when the semia is cooked nicely remove from fire and fry cashew nuts in ghee and garnish the upma.
Then cut coriander leaves into small pieces and garnish the upma.
In the end squeeze 1 or 2 lemons as per your taste and mix nicely.
Now the semia (vermicilli) upma is ready and hot to be eaten.
You can have this upma with the pickle of your choice like lemon pickle, avakkai pickle or tomato
thokku etc.


  1. Hey, this looks very interesting indeed! Each ingredient gives it flavour and colour...beautiful

  2. Delicious Semiya Upma, love to have it anytime.

  3. My son's fav but without tomatoes...

  4. Yummy..You made me nostalgic..we used to have it during our stay as paying guests , while doing BSc..:-)

  5. Lovely upma and so delicious for breakfast...

  6. lovely & yum looking semia upma.... wanna prepare but I'm very lazy as I wake up late in the mornings & find no time for preparing.... so just manages with toast or maggi (yum)....


  7. We love this upma. Looks delicious. My son calls it as Noodles Upma.

  8. I love semia upma. I prepare it in the same way but add a little veggies like carrots,potatoes and beans.

  9. I make lemon semiya the same way :-). Nice click!

  10. Yummy semiya upma...Looks tempting..Love it.

  11. That's my favourite.., I love semia upma with coconut chutney.., looks very nice...