Sunday, February 13, 2011

Semiya Upma / Vermicelli Upma


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

Ingredients

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
Mustard seeds
Oil
Salt

Method

  • 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. 


Cheers!!




25 comments:

aipi said...

Jisha- I love this n your platter looks very tempting!!

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Smitha said...

i always enjoy making this...looks yum!
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Priya said...

My favourite upma, looks inviting..

Padhu said...

Looks so inviting!

Prathima Rao said...

These are perfectly cooked & make a delicious & quick breakfast...
Prathima Rao
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Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

that looks so perfect n yummy...

Sarah Naveen said...

nice clicks..looks so yummy jisha!!
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Kairali sisters said...

Adipoli...Perfect aytund tto

Suja Sugathan said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
looks very tempting,delicious breakfast.

Swathi said...

Semiya upma looks delicious and tempting one.

Rachu said...

Everytime I make this.. it becomes like a semiya paste! Will try your way now.. looks soooo good.

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kothiyavunu.com said...

Not a great fan of upma..this looks awesome..very inviting!

Treat and Trick said...

Such a tempting click and looks delicious!

cook from doha said...

feels like having this nw........first time in ur blog.......visit my space also vn u hav time..........

Sunanda said...

First time here.. your kitchen is just amazing Jisha.. I m following you now.. Upma is my fav. I can have it anytime..

Pravs said...

love semiya upma. Looks perfectly done.

Priya said...

This is favorite of mine, and not just for b'fast but lunch/dinner too :) But instead of cooking them separately, I add the vermicelli & water to the sauteed veggies and cook them together. One dish less for me to wash later :)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

I am first time to ur blog...ur blog looks so wonderful !!!!
prefect semiya upma and excellent presentation.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks yummy...

Gulmohar said...

This upma makes me so nostalgic..Used to have this in our hostel.One of the Fs we all used to love :-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

The gorgeous looking upma I have ever seen before,perfect!

Kannan said...

This preparation is good.

Sasmita said...

color-rich semiya looking so tempting! Let me try it :)

Anonymous said...

semiya upma, a healthy and nutritious Indian Snacks. looks yum.

Chennai Shopping Offers said...

looks delicious, you have tempted me to try this dish

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