Monday, May 12, 2014

Ragi Semiya Upma-Ragi Vermicelli Upma Recipe-Finger Millet Recipes

I have written a lot about ragi/ finger millet nutrition and health benefits in my ragi adai recipe. Here is another healthy, quick and easy breakfast recipe with ragi vermicelli. I have used anil ragi semiya for making this upma. You can make both sweet and savory version of this upma. I will soon post the sweet version also. Today we will learn how to make Ragi Semiya Upma (Ragi is known as finger millet in English and kezhvaragu in Tamil) following this easy recipe.

Ragi Semiya Upma-Ragi Vermicelli Upma
Ragi Semiya Upma and a glass of mosambi juice for breakfast

Ragi Semiya Upma-Ragi Vermicelli Upma

Ragi Semiya Upma

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Recipe CategoryMillets
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Ragi Semiya-2 cups/100 grams
   Onion Chopped -1 cup
   Green chilli-1 finely chopped
   Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Urad dal -1/2 tsp
   Red chilli -1
   Hing -1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves tsp


Take plenty of water, add needed salt and soak ragi semiya/vermicelli in the water. Let it remain in the water for 3 minutes.

Drain the water completely using a strainer.

how to make ragi semiya upma

Steam it in an idly pot or steamer for 5 minutes. Once cooked, spread it on a plate. Our steamed ragi vermicelli is ready. We will do the seasoning now.

finger millet vermicelli

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dad, red chilli and hing. When dal turns golden brown, add finely chopped onions, ginger, green chilli, salt needed and curry leaves.

Saute until onions turn transparent. Now add the steamed ragi semiya, mix well and cook for another 5 minutes on low flame.

Remove from heat, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any chutney of your choice.

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  1. Looks very healthy n yummy too...

  2. looks super Padma.. healthy too..

  3. Fantastic upma, all time favourite..

  4. Hi padhu ... I am a frequent visitor to ur delicious blog , all ur recipes r wonderful.
    When u say steam it in a idli pot ,can u elaborate further pls put in the idli cooker n cover ? Or any other method to steam it ? .Do let me know ... Thanks

    1. Sorry for the delay in responding to you. I was away on a vacation to UK. Thank you for liking my blog and recipes. Regarding your doubt- boil water in a pot, put the vermicelli on the idli mould, keep the idli mould over the pot of water, cover and cook just as you prepare idli. The steam from the water will cook the vermicelli. You can also use a steamer.

  5. Going to prepare. ...hope it will come well. .healthy recipe

  6. Prepared. ..came out with sticky in nature...also vermicelli is broken after steaming. ...what is the reason?

    1. What brand did you buy? I used organic ragi semiya which I got from a health store. As you can see in the picture it has come out well. Maybe you soaked it for a longer time. (just 2-3 minutes is enough)

  7. I wil buy Anil ragi semiya. ..ya I soaked only for 3 minutes. ..

  8. Mam. .another doubt. .have to soak in warm water or cold water?

    1. Ordinary filtered water (room temp) .If it is hot water,I would have mentioned it.

  9. I am in US and do not have a steamer or idli pot. How Can I cook the ragi semiya?

    1. If you do not have an idli pot or a steamer, you can boil water in a vessel, keep a plate with holes on the top and place the ragi semiya and cover it. We need to steam the ragi semiya. You can follow any method of steaming.

  10. Superb recipe. My kid liked it so much

  11. Mam I am in Bhopal and unable to get ragi semiya here. Ragi powder and seeds are available here. How do I prepare ragi semiya at home.


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