Seviyan/Vermicelli Upma Recipe

It is healthy low calorie morning meal. It is made of sooji/rava (semolina). Adding vegetables will improve the nutritional value of the recipe. 

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Total Time (Minutes): 30
  • 2 to 3 Cup Seviyan/Vermicelli
  • 2 Tbsp Refined oil or less
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds, 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Urad dal - optional
  • 2 Green chillies (split lengthwise)
  • 9-10 Curry leaves
  • 1 Onion, sliced - optional
  • Chopped beans, carrots, peas
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato puree (you can skip it too)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • To taste Salt

  1. Heat a kadai and roast the vermicelli for 3-4 minutes until slightly golden.Transfer to a plate and keep aside.
  2. Now heat oil in the same kadai and add urad dal, mustard and cumin seeds. Let them crackle for a minute and add the chillies and curry leaves. Saute for 1-2 minutes and add the onions. Mix well.
  3. Add turmeric powder and salt and saute for a minute & add the vegetables and stir well. Allow them to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato puree, Saute for a minute and around 2.5 cups of water, and bring to boil. Add the vermicelli and mix well. Cover the kadai with a lid and let it cook for 5-6 minutes or until the vermicelli is cooked and the water is dried up.(Stir in between occasionally to prevent sticking)
  5. Adjust seasoning (salt & spice) if required.
  6. Ready to enjoy.