Vermicelli/ Semiya upma

This is a simple, easy yet yummy breakfast. You can always have your choice of veggies to make it more healthier.



Roasted Vermicelli – 1 cup

Onions – 1/4 cup thinly sliced

Carrot – 1 grated

Green peas – 2 tbsn ( fresh or frozen)

Dry red chilli – 2

Curry leaves – few

Channa dal – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp

Salt – as required

Oil – 1 tsp

Ghee – 1 tsp


  • Heat oil in a pan. Crackle mustard seeds and add channa dal.
  • When it turns golden, add onions, dry red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Saute’ till onions turns translucent.
  • Add carrot and peas. Add turmeric powder and give a nice stir.
  • Cover and cook for few minutes.
  • Add 2 cups of water. Add salt.
  • Let water start boiling. Slowly add roasted Vermicelli along stirring.
  • Stir vermicelli thoroughly.
  • Cover and cook in medium flame till water evaporates or vermicelli is cooked.
  • Add ghee and switch off. Give a stir.
  • Serve warm.



  1. If you don’t have roasted Vermicelli, just roast normal vermicelli in ghee or oil till golden before adding.
  2. You can add veggies like corn, beans etc.






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