Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Semiya Upma (Vermicelli Upma)

Since my childhood this is one of my all time favourite breakfast. It is my grandmother's favourite too. But my dad hates it. So instead of preparing it as a breakfast my mom used to prepare this as a snack when we get back from school. Now my husband is also not much fond of this breakfast. Eventhough he hates it i prepared it as a breakfast today....:)


Semiya 2 cups

Onion 1

Tomato 1( chopped)

Water 2 cups

Green Chillies 4 (lengthwise chopped)

Chana Dal 1 tbsp

Few Cashews(split)

Mustard Seeds 1/2 tbsp

Cumin Seeds 1/2 tbsp

Few Curry leaves

Half Lemon

Cilantro (chopped)

oil 3 tbsp


1. Add 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and roast semiya to light golden brown colour. Keep it aside

2. In the same pan, add the remaining oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal, cashews. When the mustard pops and cashews are roasted add green chillies and onions. When the onions are soft add tomatoes. Close the lid until tomatoes are done. Add 2 cups of water and salt as required. When the water starts boiling add the roated semiya. Cover the lid for 5 mins. Squeeze half a lemon and mix well. Garnish with Cilantro. Enjoy it with any pickle.

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