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February 19, 2014

SEMIYA UPMA/VERMICELLI UPMA –EASY BREAKFAST RECIPE

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Semiya upma is one of the easiest and instant breakfast recipes.I usually make this upma adding vegetables and sometimes with tomato,onions alone for guests along with idli or poori.Mostly I use Anil semiya(fine variety) and very rarely i go for MTR or Bambino as they are thick.I feel thick vermicelli would go well for Semiya biryani/Pulao more than upma.Usually the ratio of semiya & water would be 1:1.5 for fine vermicelli and 1: 2 for thick variety.Always add the correct water quantity to get soft and non-sticky vermicelli strands.It doesn’t need more oil like rava upma.Yet it tastes great.Sometimes i pack this for Raksha’s lunch box too.She loves it very much.Bachelors can try this recipe for breakfast.Ur job will become much easier in busy morningsSmile.

Semiya upma/Vermicelli upma


Semiya upma/Vermicelli upma Semiya upma/Vermicelli upma recipe with vegetables - Easy,instant breakfast recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 2 tsp
  • Channa dal - 1 tbsp
  • Big onions - 1 no
  • Green chillies - 2 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Carrots - 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Green peas - a handful
For upma
  • Roasted vermicelli - 1 cup (heaped)
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Salt - as needed
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
METHOD

  • Chop onions,ginger & vegetables.Slit green chillies or finely chop it and set aside.
  • In a kadai,heat oil and temper all the ingredients given above.
Semiya-upma step 1
  • Saute onions,carrots and peas.Veggies will be half cooked.After onions turn transparent,add 1.5 cups of water & salt.Cover the kadai with a lid.
Semiya-upma step 2
  • When the water starts to boil,check for taste.If the salt is slightly high,it means u have added the right amount.Cover cook till carrots & peas get cooked.It takes 3 minutes maximum in high flame.
  • Now reduce the flame completely and add the vermicelli.Stir well with a fork like ladle
Semiya-upma step 3
  • Make sure the level of water & vermicelli are equal.Water should not be excess.No problem even if the water is little less.Mix well and cover cook for 4-5 minutes in low flame.
  • By now all the water will be absorbed by the vermicelli.Stir it once and check if it is cooked be tasting some.If u feel it is very stiff & hard,add little more water( few tbsp).Mix well and again cover cook in low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now it will be done.Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil and drizzle few drops of lemon juice.Mix gently and serve hot.
Semiya-upma step 4


Note

  • Always add 1:1.5 cups of water initially for Anil vermicelli.Add more only if needed.
  • For other thick varieties,1:2 would be needed.
  • Addition of vegetables is completely optional.Sometimes i make it plain like rava upma.
  • U can replace lemon juice by one tomato.It would be more colorful too.
Serve hot with chutney or sugar.Enjoy !



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13 comments :

  1. Upma looks so inviting and delicious :)

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  2. yummy.. I too do the same way using Anil brand..

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  3. very yummy post u have shared. Thanks for this food guide.

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  4. Looking so tasty and yummy ........ !

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  5. wow tempting vermicelli upma :) love the thin semiya , well made and so colorful dear :)

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  6. Healthy, tempting and delicious semiya upma....

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  7. Most comfort food I can think of I can have it anytime love the photo click that dark blue towel def highlighted the pic nice one dear

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  8. nothing can beat semiya upma esp with load of vegetables.

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  9. mind blowing clicks.. looks too yummy:)

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  10. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards, upma recipe

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