Vermicelli Upma

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

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) Recipe

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

Ingredients for Vermicelli Upma (Semiya Upma)

  • 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

How to make Vermicelli Upma (Semiya Upma)

  • 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.


Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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