Semiya Upma Recipe/ Vermicilli Upma Recipe


A healthy breakfast recipe which is very tempting and flavorful, also take 5 mins to cook. It is a delicious variation from traditional South Indian breakfast dish Semolina Upma or rava upma. Rava or semolina is replaced by Semiya (Vermicilli). Traditionally, in South, it is served with coconut chutney but my kids love it with tomato ketchup. It is light on the stomach and additionally, I add a lot of colourful vegetables which is again very healthy. The other quick and healthy breakfast options are Idli, Poha, Upma, Vegetable Dalia etc. You can add more taste bt serving these with spicy Green Chutney.

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Semiya Upma | Vermicilli Upma

5 minutes breakfast recipe of Semiya Upma with authentic flavours and a delicious taste. Semiya Upma recipe is such that you can give it in tiffin to kids or as quick breakfast when you have to go for office.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Evening Snack, Healthy, Indian, North Indian, Side Dish, South Indian
Cuisine Indian, North Indian, South indian
Servings 2 people


  • Pan


  • 1 cup Semiya/ Vermicilli
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil


  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds (Rai)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds ( Jeera)
  • 5-6 leaves Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tsp Maggi Masala e Magic
  • Salt to Taste


  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 Cup French Beans
  • 1/2 Cup Peas



  • First of all, we will dry roast the vermicelli. For this, put a heavy bottom pan on low flame. Take 1 cup vermicelli in it.
  • You can also add 1tsp cooking oil and then roast it. Keep stirring.
  • When the colour of semiya changes to golden transfer in a plate.

Cook semiya

  • Take some oil in the same pan. On heating, add mustard seeds (Rai) and cumin seeds (jeera).
  • Add a few curry leaves.
  • Secondly, add chopped onion and saute it for 2 mins.
  • Further, add chopped carrots and beans along with peas. Also, add chopped tomato.
  • Now, its time to add salt and turmeric. Mix well.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and keep the flame low. Cook till they turn tender and almost cooked but not mushy. You can sprinkle a little water to help the cooking.
  • Finally, its time to add water. Add 2 cups of water for 1 cup of vermicelli. Allow it to take a boil.
  • It is the time to add a secret ingredient Maggi Masala-E-Magic. If you don't have this, You can add 1/2 tsp garam masala.
  • Mix well and cover the lid. Keep the flame low and allow it to cook.
  • Remove the lid and check if the water gets evaporated.
  • And… we are done. The Semiya Upma is ready to serve.


My kids love semiya upma because I used to add Masala-E-Magic so they find it very similar to Maggii. And, I prefer Semiya Upma for my kids because I add so many vegetables in it. So, Semiya Upma recipe is a combination of taste with health. If you are on diet, then also this is a very healthy and tasty option for you.
Points to take care:-
  • Firstly, roasting the vermicelli is a very important step. You can skip it if you have already roasted vermicelli.
  • Secondly, please don’t skip adding curry leaves because they add a very nice flavour to Semiya Upma.
  • Thirdly, don’t overcook the vegetables, otherwise, you will miss the crunchiness of the vegetables.
  • Additionally, you can add vegetables of your choice.
  • Lastly, add water in exact proportion.
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