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Vegetable Semiya Upma | Vermicelli Upma

Upma is one of the easiest and quickest breakfast recipe. Not only for breakfast, you can make it for dinner or as a evening snack too. There are different varieties of upma and the most regularly made upma in majority of homes is rava (suji) upma. So if you are bored of the rava upma, try this vegetable semiya upma for a change.

Semiya / vermicelli upma is very healthy upma loaded with vegetables, making it a wholesome and filling breakfast. Kids will love this upma with some sugar sprinkled on top. You can pack this for lunchbox too. It can be had by itself or serve with coconut chutney or pickle. Let's see how to make this simple yet delicious vegetable semiya upma.


{ Vermicelli upma with mixed vegetables }
Serves 2-3


1 cup semiya / vermicelli
2 cup water
1 big onion, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped (optional)
1 green chilly, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
5-6 green beans, chopped
¼ cup green peas
2 sprigs coriander leaves, chopped
Salt to taste

For the tempering:
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
¾ tsp split urad dal
1 dry red chilly, broken
Pinch of asafoetida / hing
Few curry leaves


1. In a pan dry roast the vermicelli over low- medium flame till its turns golden color. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

2. In the same pan heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add urad dal, red chilly, asafoetida, curry leaves and fry till dal turns golden.

3. Then add onion, green chilly and fry till the onions become soft. Add carrot, beans, green peas and salt. Fry for 3-4 minutes.

4. Then add tomato and fry for a minute. Then add water and bring to boil. Add the roasted vermicelli and quickly mix it.

5. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the vermicelli is soft and all the water evaporates, around 6-7 minutes.

6. Cook uncovered for 1-2 minutes, then add coriander leaves and mix. Remove from heat.

Notes and Tips
  • Vermicelli should be properly roasted otherwise upma will become sticky and mushy.
  • You can add other vegetables like potato, cauliflower and capsicum.
  • Adding tomato is optional. If you want a bit of tangy flavor, you can squeeze some lemon at the end.


  1. My kids and me prefer this upma over other rava upma. Upma looks delicious.

  2. Looks so good... all the strands are all apart... so nice...

  3. wow love such healthy wholesome meal..

  4. yours look better than mine. love it.

  5. lovely clicks sona ..this comes in handy

  6. Looka colorful and healthy upma !

  7. nice clicks.. semiya upma looks delicious and kids will also like this colorful upma.

  8. beautiful clicks,looks filling n yummy!

  9. Healthy veg upma, delicious so!!!

  10. wow perfectly made semiya upma sona :) looks super healthy and love the colors in them :) fantastic !!

  11. Beautiful presentation.... Yum!! Yum!!!

  12. Nice pics... perfectly made semiya upma, looks healthy and delicious..

  13. Love your presentation & pics Sona! Perfectly made semiya upma, looks so delish..

  14. Perfect lunch or brunch dish , so colourful.Love the photos too.

  15. Very healthy and colourful ..I love it.


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