Monday, October 19, 2009

Simple Semiya (Vermicelli) Upma

This is a quick fix breakfast/snack item if you have semiya (vermicelli) at hand. I never get bored of it :-).

Ingredients (1 serving):

Semiya (vermicelli) - 1/2 cup (using a measuring cup)
Cooking oil - 1 full tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Channa dhal - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida - a couple of pinches
Dried red chillies - a couple broken into half
Curry leaves - a few
Water - 1 cup (using a measuring cup)
Salt to taste

Procedure:

1. Dry fry semiya in a pan until it turns light golden brown in color and set aside.
2. In a deep vessel, heat some cooking oil, pop mustard seeds, add the channa dhal, asafoetida, dried red chillies and curry leaves and fry until the channa dhal turns light golden brown in color.
3. To step 2 add 1 cup (using a measuring cup) of water (I use semiya:water in the ratio 1:2 and it comes out perfect every single time), some salt and bring it to a boil.
4. Add the semiya from step 1 to step 3, mix the contents well and keep stirring until the semiya gets cooked in the water.
5. Now, turn off the stove, put the lid on and let it stand for 5 minutes.

Optionally, you can add some chopped onions to step 2 and fry them until golden brown before proceeding with step 3. You can serve the hot upma as is or with sugar, plain yogurt or the favorite chutney of your choice.

30 comments:

Rohini said...

Wow.. Must be delicious!! Cant agree with you more, semiya upma is something I never get tired of! :)

Anupama said...

@ Rohini: Thanks da :-)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful... worth trying...

Anupama said...

@ Home Cooked Oriya Food: Thank you. Whenever you happen to try, please let me know if you liked it :-)

Sangeetha Subhash said...

They looks so lovely.Simply Supeb!!Keep rocking..:)

Tina said...

Simple and yummy recipe.

my kitchen said...

Easy to prepare,simple & yummy one

lata raja said...

Staple upma at my place. Any recipe for this never becomes stale as for veg pulav and tomato rice.

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious recipe dear

kitchen queen said...

yummy semia upma my favourite.looks tempting in the picture.

Anupama said...

@ Sangeetha Subhash, Tina, my kitchen, lata raja, Shama Nagarajan, kitchen queen: Thank you ladies :-). Lata, I totally agree with you. I've come across so many different recipes for veg pulao and they have all been a hit.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Simple & yummy.

Chitra said...

Wow, we love this upma..I make it with sliced onions & green chilly..Looks mouthwatering..will try ur method next time :)

Parita said...

Thats yummy breakfast for me :-)

chakhlere said...

First time here!! You have nice blog girl!!

This is my fav upma... Yours look yummy!!

Anupama said...

@ A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine, Chitra, Parita, chakhlere: Thank you ladies. I appreciate your wonderful comments :-)

Sweta said...

Love vermicelli-both the sweet and kara versions. I add a handful of frozen mixed veggies whenever I make upma-not only adds to the taste,but also adds a serving of veggies ;-)

Shobana senthilkumar said...

I always used to make this upma ....simple one but yummy too:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks for this water : semiya ratio dear. I always get a mushy result:)
Your uppuma looks perfect.

Rohini said...

Buddy, I took a stop to say that you've been tagged. Please collect your award dear!!

Babli said...

Nice, simple and delicious. Thanks for this new and lovely recipe.

Padhu said...

Hi,I like easy and quick fix recipes
as I do not like slogging in the kitchen for hours. Semiya Upma is just perfect.By the by thank you for your lovely comments.

Anupama said...

@ Sweta: I agree, but when I'm tired of spending time in the kitchen, I just make the plain version. I do make the other one with all the veggies and quite love it :-)

@ Shobana senthilkumar, Viki's kitchen, Babli, Padhu: Thank you guys. Viki, you are most welcome dear. I had a hard time getting it right before I came to know about this ratio :-).

@ Rohini: Thanks for sharing the awards dear. Will collect it soon.

Preeti Kashyap said...

this is my comfort food for sure!looks yum!

Gulmohar said...

simple and yummy recipe..:-)

Tresa Augustine said...

Great idea,,nice blog,,following...
first time here..

Sanjana said...

Hey there! Love semiya upma and your version looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
-Sanjana from KO Rasoi

Aneetha said...

Looks good..But what's the semiya:water ratio u keep ?

Anupama said...

Hi Aneetha. Thanks for stopping by. I use the ratio 1:2 for semiya:water.

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