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Semiya Upma Recipe | Vermicelli Upma Recipe
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Semiya upma

Semiya upma is one staple recipe in most houses. It is so easy to prepare and can be easily served with any chutney.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 286kcal
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1 cup Vermicelli / Semiya
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 1 tbsp Channa Dal
  • 2 Green Chilli
  • 1 tsp Ginger crushed
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Peanuts
  • 4 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 spring Curry Leaves
  • 1 cup Onion
  • Salt as needed
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ cup Cooked green peas
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves


  • Heat a pan with oil, Once its hot add in the Vermicelli and start roasting it. Roast until it turn slightly crisp in a low flame and switch off the stove.
  • Heat a saute pan with 3 cups of water. Once it comes to a boil add in the roasted vermicelli and cook till it turns soft. Drain it and set it aside.
  • Heat a pan with 2 tsp of oil, Once its hot add in the Mustad seeds, let it splutter and then add in the Cumin Seeds , urad dal and Channa Dal.
  • Sauté for few secs till it turn slightly golden. Next add in the green chili and Crushed ginger and saute till the raw smell leaves.
  • Next add in the roasted peanuts and saute for few secs. Next add in the dry red chilli and curry leaves .Saute till it splutter.
  • Next add in 1 cup onions .Add little Salt and Saute till it turn glossy.
  • Next add in the Turmeric powder and Garam Masala along with the required salt. Combine everything and cook until the masala blends well and the raw smell leaves.
  • Next add in the cooked green peas and cook for a minute. Next add in the cooked vermicelli. Slowly mix and combine everything evenly. Cook for another 2 mins in low flame and add salt if needed. Give a good mix ,Finally garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.



· Serve with any chutney.
· Can be served for breakfast as well as dinner.
· I have used roasted peanuts so I have added directly while cooking. If not roast the peanuts well and then use in the semiya.
· You can also use carrot, beans, capsicum while cooking the semiya.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.6g | Protein: 6.9g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 5.5g | Sugar: 3.9g | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword Semiya upma, Vermicelli Upma
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