Semiya |  Vermicelli Upma

This is my favorite breakfast dish as it is very easy and quick to prepare. 

I usually prepare semiya as we normally do, I want to change my normal style and added bay leaf , turmeric powder and to my surprise it turned out very well .S0 here comes the recipe. 

For this Recipe you need

1 cup of semiya
1 big sized Onion
1 big sized tomato
2 green chillies
½ tsp. of turmeric powder
1 tsp. of Ghee
Oil as needed
Salt to taste

For Seasoning

1 tsp. of cumin seeds
1 tsp. of urad dhal
2 nos. of Bay leaf
A bunch of curry leaves.


Roast the semiya gently with a tsp. of Ghee and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds. When they stop spluttering add the urad dhal , curry leaves and bay leaf.

Add the green chillies and chopped onions sauté it for 2-3 mins.

Add the tomatoes, along with turmeric powder.

Add 1 cup of water and allow it to boil.

Now add the semiya and salt. Cover and cook in a low flame until the semiya is cooked well and the water gets completely evaporated.

Quick and tasty Semiya Upma is ready to serve...........

OPTIONAL: We can add vegetables like carrot, beans, potato and peas - to make a complete nutritional recipe for kids
Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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  1. Yumm!!my fav upma just love to have with sugar..

  2. Simple Upma...Perfect for breakfast..

  3. love this tasty upma..great for breakfast..

  4. My favorite breakfast,my makes so perfect,urs too looking perfect,but i always mess up with this ... ;)

  5. Hi Aruna
    Please accept award from my blog.

  6. Simple and yummy brekfast, thanks for sharing...

  7. simple and perfect dish for breakfast.

  8. I can't believe my eyes.... More than a semiya Upma, it looks like a rich & yummy BIRIYANI...... Whatever that is it is awesome & very tempting..... I would love to taste a spoon.....

    I hope you had an awesome YESTERDAY!!!


  9. My favorite upma, although I must admit I've never tried it your way. Will do so soon as it looks yummier than mine :-)

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