Semiya (Vermicelli) Uppuma - Semiya Upma

  • Semiya upma is one of the famous dish at our home. It is best food for those who want to reduce their weight as it is very light food with low calories. It can be served as both as breakfast or as dinner. This is one of the dish which can be done with very less oil. In one of my friend's house they use this like rice (served in place of rice)
  • Semiya – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1 cut lengthwise
  • Green Chillies – 3 cut lengthwise
  • Fresh ginger – a small piece
  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Oil – 8 teaspoon
  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Carrot - 1/2 cup
  • Almond - 1 tablespoon
In a kadai, put four teaspoon oil and fry the semiya till it is hot to touch.
Remove it and keep it.
In the same kadai, put the remaining oil and when it is hot, add the mustard. When it pops up, add the dhals and fry till it turns light brown.
Add chopped onion, chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Fry till onions are transparent. 
Add cup of water (the semiya:water ratio is 1:1) along with salt. Bring to boil. 
When it starts boiling, add the fried semiya and stir well. Reduce the heat and cover with lid. 
After few seconds, you can open and stir once again. Cook till all the water is absorbed. 
Sprinkle Grated Carrot and mix it well
Dry roast Almond and add to the Uppuma. It is now ready to be served.