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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Semiya upma

This is a very easy,famous and delicious recipe ,Doesn’t need much to work on, just add vegetables for some nutrition and you have a one pot meal ready for breakfast, lunch or dinner in less than 20 minutes.This is my brother's favoritue breakfast................

I made an easy, tasty and light breakfast dish, Semiya Upma, this morning. I like to add tomatoes and coriander to vermicilli upma . For those of you who dislike vermicilli, maybe it’s time to overcome your fears and give it the attention it deserves.



2 cups vermicilli, roast in a tsp of ghee for 4-5 mts till golden brown

1 finely sliced large onion

3-4 slit green chillis

1″ ginger finely chopped

1/2 cup green peas

1 large tomato, chopped

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp coriender powder

1tbsp yogurt (optional)

1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

1/2 tbsp oil

1 tsp ghee or butter


1 tsp carom  seeds


1- Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add carom seeds and let them splutter. Add turmeric powder ,onion ,green chillies ,ginger and saute for 2 min.

2- Add the chopped tomatoes,coriender powder and saute on medium heat for 4 mts. Add salt to taste

3-.Now, add  semiya and green peas ,1/4 cup of water to the sauteed onion-tomato base and mix it lightly and see that no lumps form and it combines well. cook covered for 3-4 minutes till green peas become soft.

4-Add a tsp of ghee or butter and yogurt combine well. Garnish with coriander leaves,serve hot.