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semiya upma

semiya upma recipe, vermicelli upma

yummy indian kitchen
a quick breakfast made by using semiya and veggies
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Andhra/South Indian, Hyderabadi
Servings 2
Calories 573 kcal


  • 1 cup vermicelli/semiya
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 4 fresh curry leaves
  • 3 slit green chilies
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tomato chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped carrots
  • 1 tablespoon green peas/matar
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • a pinch of turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves


Dry roasting vermicelli:

  • Take a pan, heat it and add vermicelli into it.
  • Add a teaspoon of oil and roast it by stirring continuously on low heat.
  • Roast if for 2 minutes by stirring.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Transfer them into a plate and rest aside for later use.

Making of the upma:

  • Take a pan, add a tablespoon of oil and heat it.
  • Add sliced onions and saute few seconds.
  • Add slit green chillies, curry leaves and saute the onions until they turn light pinkish in color.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute few seconds.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, carrots, green peas into it.
  • Stir fry the veggies for a minute.
  • Add salt as per taste, red chili powder, turmeric powder.
  • Mix and cook the masala for a minute.
  • Add about 1.5 cups of water and bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the roasted vermicelli.
  • Stir well.
  • Cook for few minutes and stir in between.
  • Cook until water gets absorbed.
  • Stir and close the lid.
  • Cook on low heat for few minutes until it is cooked well.
  • Switch off the stove and serve hot.


  • White or brown color vermicelli can be used and both taste well if used after roasting them in little oil.
  • Additional veggies such as french beans too can be added to enhance the taste. 


Nutrition Facts
semiya upma recipe, vermicelli upma
Amount Per Serving
Calories 573 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 377mg16%
Potassium 229mg7%
Carbohydrates 103g34%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.