Today I am sharing the recipe of Semiya Upma or Vermicelli Upma which is an easy to prepare breakfast item and is very delicious too. Indian vermicelli is made of semolina. Even vermicelli can be used for making payasam or Kheer.
Serves ~ 2 Adults
Semiya / Indian Vermicelli ~ 1 1/2 cups ( broken into small pieces )
Onions ~ 1 No (Big sized )
Green chillies ~ 3-4 Nos
Chopped ginger ~ 1 tsp
Cashew Nuts ~ 10 Nos
Raisins ~ 10 Nos
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies ~ 2 Nos
Urad Dal / Uzhunnu ~ 1 1/2 tbsp
- First heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and roast the vermicelli / semiya in a low flame till the vermicelli becomes golden brown in color. Do stir continuously otherwise it may get burnt. Roasting will prevent vermicelli from sticking to each other. ( Note: Roasted vermicelli are available in grocery shops. So if you are using the roasted one, then you can skip this step. )
- Then cook semiya by adding enough water along with enough salt in a medium flame for about 8 minutes or till the vermicelli becomes soft. Then drain it in a colander.
- Meanwhile heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add dry red chillies, urad dal, cashew nuts and raisins, and fry for 1-2 minutes. Then add finely chopped onions, chopped green chillies, chopped ginger and turmeric powder and saute till onions becomes transparent.( Note: At this point, if you want then you can even add some grated carrot and finely chopped beans and fry for 5-10 minutes )
- Then finally add cooked vermicelli and mix it nicely.Remove from the flame after 2 minutes.
You can have it with some tomato sauce or with just sugar which is also very tasty.