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Semiya Vermicelli Upma Recipe

Semiya/Vermicelli upma is one of the quick and easy breakfast to make and tastes delicious.This is one of my breakfast/dinner recipe which i make when in hurry or feel lazy to make anything.Today's recipe is with no onion garlic recipe with few veggies and other ingredients in it. 
This week its my turn to decide theme for our foodie monday team and for me first thing came to mind was some quick recipes which we can make in no time and tasty. And by that way we can get to know some simple and easy recipes which we include in this fast life. I am so much eager to know what my friends are cooking. Scroll down below for ingredients and directions for my semiya/vermicelli upma recipe.

Level: Easy 
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 2

1 cup = 240 ml
1 tablespoon : 15 ml
1 teaspoon: 5ml

Semiya/Vermicelli: 1 cup
Water: 2 cups
Oil : 2 tablespoons
Carrot finely chopped: 1/4th cup(approx 1 carrot)
Beans Finely chopped: 1/4th cup (i used frozen)
Ginger: 1 inch chopped
Green Chilli: 1 
Mustard Seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Chana Dal: 1 tablespoon
Curry Leaves: 1 spring ( 1 used dry leaves)
Salt to taste
Coriander Chopped for garnish

Dry roast the vermicelli until the vermicelli slightly changes the colour and keep a side.
In a pan add oil, once hot add mustard seeds. Once mustard seeds pop add cumin seeds, chana dal , curry leaves, green chilli (cut in half). 
Once the chana dal changes its colour add chopped carrots, chopped beans stir and cook covered for 3-4 mins.
Add water ,salt and roasted vermicelli, mix well and lower the flame and cook covered for 8-10 minutes until water gets evaporated and vermicelli is cooked.Add chopped coriander and serve hot. This can be enjoyed with pickles or chutney.


  1. Nisa I was just going through my pantry and found so much vermicelli. Was wondering what to do with it besides the sweet semiya. Now I know what I'm going to make. Thanks for sharing such an easy and filling recipe. Loved the theme you chose.

  2. Looks tempting. Perfect breakfast.

  3. Kya baat... kya baat... kya baat.... Nisa, a perfect recipe for hectic morning breakfast...

  4. A healthy semiya upma idea with colourful vegetables.

  5. A regular lunchbox option for my kids..your looks colorful and yummy.

  6. Healthy and yum breakfast idea!!!Love the clicks .

  7. This looks so lovely and flavorful!


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