Vermicelli / Semiya Upma


1 cup roasted semiya/ vermicelli
1 big onion, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
5 beans, finely chopped
1 green chilly, chopped
1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp urad dal
1 tsp mustard seeds
coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and urad dal. 
  2. Add curry leaves, chopped ginger, green chilly  and onion and saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Then add chopped carrot, beans and salt and saute for 4-5 minutes on medium flame.
  4. Add  2 cups of water and when it boils, add roasted semiya and mix well.
  5. Cover and cook on low flame till the vermicelli and veggies are soft and all the water evaporates.
  6. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and remove from flame…Serve hot..
  • If the vermicelli is not roasted, roast it using 1 tsp of ghee until light golden brown..


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