Sunday, June 19, 2011

Vermicelli Upma-Semiya Upma-Vermicelli Upma recipe

Upma is a popular South Indian Breakfast dish.There are varieties of upma and I love all types of upma because they are very quick to prepare and also very delicious. Fortified with vegetables they make a meal by itself. Vegetable Semiya upma and is one of my favorite dish.I prefer thin vermicelli for upma and thick ones for vermicelli payasam. I have used vegetables to make this upma but you can even make plain Upma without vegetables. Today we will learn how to make Semiya Upma with mixed vegetables following this easy recipe.

Semiya Upma
Semiya Upma with tomato chutney and orange juice

Semiya Upma-How to prepare Semiya Vegetable Upma

Semiya Upma

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Vermicelli - 180 grams (I used Anil fine Semiya)
   Onion -1 big or 2 medium
   Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
   Green chilli -1-2 finely chopped or slit

   Vegetables - (optional)

   Beans -4
   Carrot -1
   Fresh or frozen Peas - handful
   Potato - 1 small (peeled and chopped)

   For the seasoning

   Oil -3-4 tsp
   Mustard -1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1 tsp
   Hing/Asafoetida - a generous pinch
   Red Chilli - 2
   Curry leaves - little


Preparation

Thinly slice or finely chop onions.

Chop all the vegetables finely.

Roast vermicelli in a tsp of ghee until light golden brown. If you are using ready made roasted semiya or roasted vermicelli then you can skip this step.

Method

Vermicelli Upma-Semiya Upma

1.Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters, add hing, urad dal , red chillies and curry leaves.

2.When urad dal turns golden brown, add onions, green chillies, ginger and saute until onions become transparent.

3.Then add finely chopped vegetables and saute until half cooked.

4.Add water and salt needed.(check tips below for water measurements)

5.When water starts boiling, add the roasted vermicelli.

6.Cover and cook on low flames stirring occasionally until it is done.

Serve hot with any chutney or pickle.

Tips for beginners

To check for salt, taste the water (step 4), if it is a little salty, then the salt added is right. Once you add semiya it will be perfect.

Usually it is 2 cups of water for 1 cup of Vermicelli, if you are using thick ones. For thin fine semiya, use less water, approximately 1 cup of water for 1 cup of semiya.

Ratio -Vermicelli : water - 1:2 for thick semiya
Ratio - Vermicelli : water - 1:1 for fine semiya

I have used Anil thin roasted semiya, so I have used less water. You have to learn the correct quantity of water through trial and error depending on the variety of vermicelli used. I have given a general measurement.

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30 comments:

  1. Tasty looking semiya upma, would love to have that platter now :):) Illustrative clicks are also too good.

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  2. Delicious looking Upma! Liked the step by step clicks...

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  3. colorful upma is healthy an tasty

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  4. Aahh...one of my fav breakfast dish..looks very yum.

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  5. Easy to make semiya upma...Thanks for sharing..

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  6. oh my reminds me of hostel days and this one looks too good to resist...

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  7. My fav dish for the evenings...!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  8. Yummy upma! All time favorite...

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  9. semiya upma looks so inviting and very delicious !!

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  10. Can have this upma everyday,just love with coconut chutney..my fav!

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  11. My fav, yummy one...looks delicious.

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  12. I love love it !! i m hungry now.

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  13. JUST NOW HAD THIS UPMA...YOURS LOOK SO YUMMY N PERFECT...ALL TIME FAV..

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  14. oooo nice vermicelli upma...colourful and temptg

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  15. My favorite easy breezy breakfast... Looks yum

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  16. very inviting .... and yummy ...
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  17. Ennakku pakkuvam sariyaa varaatha recipe... neenga asathala seithirukeenga:) superb:)
    Reva

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  18. I love vermi upma so much. Days when things are in ahurry I make this :D Yours looks so yumm :D

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  19. colorful upma is healthy an tasty

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  20. Very tasty and yummy vermicelli upma.

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  21. Oh my fav tasty semiya upma. Nice clicks..

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  22. Simply superb Mam. Beautiful taste which goes with the vegetables. Love your site for ever for sure.

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  23. Tried this today n my family loved it.. thanks for the lovely recipe

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  24. Thank You very much for the your recipe

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  25. I like all ur recipes. Your recipes are my saviour at auimes :-). One small tip, to enhance the taste, you can roast semiya and put it in hot boiling water and drain and use, this will remove the starch n enhances taste of dish.

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