Thursday, May 04, 2006

Semiya/Vermicelli Uppuma


This is one of my all time favorite breakfast during schooldays.In those days I would see this uppuma as a savior from my regular breakfast - Idli & coconut chuney. But these days we crave for those Idli's and chutney's...thats totally a different story:)
Anyway this dish, like any other uppuma can be had for breakfast, evening snack, or dinner.
We can also make it interesting by adding all vegetables, spice it up a little bit and turn it into a kichadi. However I like to eat just the simple uppuma with teaspoon of sugar or some pickles to go with it. Unfortunately my husband hates semiya uppuma, the beauty is he loves all other kinds of uppuma even cracked wheat uppuma. So I generally choose to make this dish on the days when I have to make lunch or dinner for just myself.

Ingredients:
1 cup Semiya
1 green chilli
1 medium size onion, sliced thin
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp urad dhal
1 tsp channa dhal
few curry leaves

Method:
Add 1 tsp of oil in a pan and roast the vermicelli to light golden colour. Add 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add the mustard, uraddhal , channadhal and curry leaves. When the mustard pops add the Onions and green chillies and fry till translucent. Now add 1 1/2 cups (one and a half)of water, salt to taste, a pinch of turmeric and cover the pan with a lid. When the water comes to a boil add the roasted vermicelli and cook for few minutes till the water is absorbed.Garnish with few sprigs of cilantro.


Notes: You can also add a pinch of turmeric with the onions just for the colour.

17 comments:

Saffron said...

mmm... I love semiya upma and make it for a quick dinner quite often.

Your version looks lovely :)

cheers!

Lakshmi said...

even i prepare this semiya upma, but difference is i won't add turmeric powder.

Menu Today said...

Hi,
I too follow the same procedure but i will add vegetables.Your picture looks nice.

Mika said...

The only upma I like is semiya upma. Your recipe looks tasty.

btw your vada curry sounds amazing. I am a fan of it too. I am surprised how so many people don't know about it. It is a sort of leftover use for hotels so my mom used to discourage eating it.

I make steamed vadais. Making them as adai and tearing them sounds lke a great idea.

Lera said...

Looks good,I do like making this upma with lot's of nuts. :)

Sumi said...

Thanks SH, Lakshmi, menutoday and lera.I can eat this uppuma at any time of the day.Thanks for all your comments

Anonymous said...

Hi Sumi,

Your blogger is interesting! I love those beautiful pictures, either it is food or flower..... Keep posting.
Uma

Anonymous said...

excellent recipie.

Anonymous said...


It came very nice


very helpful in busy hours


good recipe


i had it with garlic pickle as side dish ....it was excellent..

Anonymous said...

as it is we have very limited b/f dishes,this one's very simple and easy to make. get us more south indian breakfast dishes sumi...

Raj said...

Very nice.. Came out pretty good.. very easy, quick and tasty recipe... Wonderful job... keep it up...

Venky said...

Fantastic recipe...!! i have been trying to cook good semiya upma... and every single time it gets screwed up :) This time though, i came out with flying colors..!! hurray.. it was very tasty... every one around liked it.. Thanks much..!!

mike said...

that looks delicious. mmmm.....

rama said...

I love this uppuma verymuch.Thank you very much Sumi.Your recippe is excellent.Is it necessary to add 1 1/2 times of water.
Yours,
Ramamoorthy.tm

SARAVANAN said...

Thank you madam for the way u hav explained to make this wonderful receipe...

Chennai Shopping Offers said...

upma looks delicious..enjoy ur break and come back with yummy posts...:-)

jayashree said...

iT ALWAYS GETS STICKY.i do not know whrer i go wrong?

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