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Monday, March 22, 2010

Semiya Upma

Semia, otherwise known as Vermicelli can be used to prepare delicious breakfast.
This dish can be prepared very easily.

  • Semiya - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 small
  • Grated Coconunt - ½ cup
  • Green Chillies - 3 - 4 nos
  • Red Chillies- 2 nos
  • Curry leaves - A few
  • Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - pinch
  • Channa Daal - 1 tbsp
  • Urad Daal - 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nut -10 nos
  • Oil / Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Water - 2 ½ cup
  • Salt - to taste

  • Heat ½ tsp oil or ghee in the pan and roast semiya till light golden colour. 
  • Remove it from the fire and keep aside.
  • Heat remaining oil or ghee in the pan .
  • Add mustard seeds, red chillies and wait for them to sputter. 
  • Add channa daal, urad daal and cashew nut and fry it.
  • Add green chilies, curry leaves and onion into it and saute till translucent. 
  • Add salt, water, turmeric powder and grated coconut and let it come to boil . 
  • Add semiya gradually into it and stir well.
  • Low the flame and allow to cook .
  • Turn off the stove when the Semiya is cooked well and it dries up.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with chips or pappadam


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  2. This is one cool and unique recipe. I have never seen vermicelli used for breakfast with spices. I look forward to trying this recipe. Good job.

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