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Vermicelli Upma

Vermicelli Or Semaiyan Upma For Breakfast

Vermicelli Or Semaiyan Upma For Breakfast

Vermicelli is a traditional type of pasta round in section similar to spaghetti. Vermicelli is known as Semaiya Or Sevaiyan in India. The noodles are used in a number of dishes including a variation of kheer, Vermicelli are also used in many parts of India to make a popular dish called Upma. To prepare it, dry oil-roasted vermicelli are boiled and stir fried with a choice of vegetables.


  • Vermicelli - 2 cups, little salt & vegetable oil to boil it
  • Vegetable Or Canola Oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Peanuts - 1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves - 5 to 10 leaves
  • Black Mustard Seeds
  • Onipn, chopped - 1 medium
  • Green chilis - 1 chopped
  • Potato - 1 medium size chopped
  • Carrot - 1 medium size chopped
  • Cauliflower - 1 cup small pieces
  • Green Bell Pepper - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Green Peas - 1/2 cup
  • Green Beans - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Turmeric - 1/3 teaspoon
  • Salt & Sugar as per taste
  • Lemon Jiuce of half lemon

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Vermicelli Upma

Steps to Prepare

Boil 4 cups of water in a pan with 1 teaspoon of salt & few drops of vegetable oil. When water will start boiling add the broken Vermicelli and cook uncovered till they become soft and tender. Drain the excess water and keep aside.

Now heat oil and ghee in a Pan and lightly fry the Peanuts and keep aside for garnishing.

In the same oil add Mustard seeds, Curry leaves, green chili & fry. Then add chopped onion & the Vegetables and sprinkle some salt and fry till the vegetables become tender. Add the turmeric powder and mix well.

Now adjust Salt & Sugar and boiled Vermicelli and give a nice stir. Add lemon juice and stir again. Pour the Upma in a serving bowl and garnish with fried Peanuts and serve hot.

Vermicelli Upma