Vermicelli Upma

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A popular South Indian breakfast dish that can be made in a jiffy

Vermicelli Upma (or Semiya Upma) is a very popular South Indian breakfast recipe. It is one of the most easiest dish to prepare, so it is ideal for a quick lunch or after-school snack too. Just like the classic Rava Upma, this semiya upma is equally tasty and bound to be a hit with everyone at home.

Semiya Upma

Semiya Upma
5 from 2 votes

Vermicelli Upma (Semiya Upma)

A popular South Indian breakfast dish that can be made in a jiffy
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian, South Indian


  • 100 g Vermicelli
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Gram Dal
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 5 tsp Oil
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 15 g Cashewnuts


  • Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it pops, add green chillies, urad dal, gram dal and curry leaves.
  • Add vermicelli and roast until it becomes slightly brown in colour.
  • Add 2 cups water and leave it covered in low heat.
  • Stir occasionally and cook until it becomes soft.
  • Roast cashews in little ghee and add it to the upma.
  • Serve hot.


If desired you can add chopped onions, carrots, beans and tomatoes.


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