Jul 28, 2014

Vermicelli Upma Recipe / Semiya Upma Recipe / Seviya Upma Recipe

I make this upma quite often, I already have this recipe posted here, but it is not step by step. I wanted to share a step by step version of this here and finally i am up with it. I already have a tomato semiya bhath and vegetable semiya bhath recipe.

This version is a simple upma with lots of vegetables and no spice powders added to it. I will share another super simple version of semiya upma which has lots of seasoning ingredients alone..So i hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serves : 4 


Vermicelli / Semiya - 2 cup roasted
Water - 4 cup
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green Chillies - 4 chopped finely
Carrots - 1 large chopped finely
Beans - 6 finely chopped
Capsicum - 1/2 chopped finely
Ginger - 2 tsp grated
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped

For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - a sprig


Heat oil in a kadai. Add in all seasoning ingredients and saute it for a min.

Add in onions, green chillies and saute for a min. Add in ginger and saute for a min.

Add in all chopped vegetables and saute it for 5 mins.

Now add in salt and mix well. Add in water and bring this to a boil. 

Once it reaches a boil add in semiya and mix well. Simmer the flame to a very low and cook it for 8 to 10 mins till it is cooked.

Add in coriander leaves and fluff it up. Serve with chutney.

Take all your ingredients

I got readymade roasted semiya, if you dont have that
roast it yourselves
Heat oil in a kadai.

Add in seasoning ingredients

add in onions and green chillies

saute for a min

add in grated ginger

add in chopped veggies

season with some salt

saute for 5 mins

cook it for a min

Add in water

mix well

bring it to boil

add in semiya

mix well

simmer the flame

cover with a lid and cook

now semiya is done

sprinkle some coriander leaves

fluff it up and serve


  1. I tried it once and like semiya upma.. Your recipe reminded me to try once again.. I like your pictorial very much Aarthi

  2. I have tried this upma twice and it was a instant hit in my family. I have also tried the Murg Malai Kabab, French toast roll ups - all came out tasty and perfect. Love the way you detail out your recipes. The pictorials are really useful. You have some great recipes here.


  3. Pankajam ShivkumarJune 23, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    What is the proportion of water we add for semiya aarthi... It is 1:1 or 1:2

  4. I want upma to b uthiri uthiriya ... hw to attain tht


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