Vermicelli Upma - Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipe!

Vermicelli Upma

Vermicelli upma, also known as semiya upma, is a traditional South Indian breakfast dish. It is a simple and quick recipe that can be made with basic ingredients such as vermicelli, vegetables, and spices. Vermicelli upma is a nutritious and filling dish that is packed with flavors and textures. 

Vermicelli is a type of pasta that is very thin and has a long, cylindrical shape. It is made from wheat flour or rice flour and is a popular ingredient in many Asian dishes. Vermicelli upma is a delicious dish that is made by toasting the vermicelli in a pan until it turns golden brown. Then, it is cooked with onions, tomatoes, green chilies, and other spices to create a savory and aromatic flavor.

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Vermicelli upma is light, fluffy, and has a slightly chewy texture, making it a satisfying and filling breakfast.

Vermicelli Upma Recipe - Ingredients

It is a versatile dish that can be customized to suit individual taste preferences. Vermicelli can be made with a variety of vegetables like carrots, beans, peas, and capsicum to add more flavor and nutrition. It can also be served with coconut chutney, tomato chutney, or any other spicy side dish of your choice.

- 1 cup vermicelli
- 2 tablespoons oil 
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds 
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 
- 1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped 
- 1 onion, chopped 
- 1 potato, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped 
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder 
- Salt, to taste 
- 2 cups water 
- 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves 


1. Dry roast the vermicelli in a pan until golden brown and keep it aside.

2. In the same pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, and cumin seeds.

3. Once the seeds start to splutter, add ginger and onions and sauté until onions turn translucent.

Vermicelli Upma Recipe- Step by Step

4. Then, add potatoes let it cook and then and tomatoes, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes until the potatoes and tomatoes are tender.

Vermicelli Upma - Add Diced potatoes

Add Tomatoes to Vermicelli Upma

Add Spices to Vermicelli Upma

5. Add 2 cups of hot water and bring it to a boil.

Add hot water to Vermicelli Upma

6. Once the water starts boiling, add the roasted vermicelli and mix well.

Add Roasted Vermicelli to the boiling water

7. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes until the water is absorbed and the vermicelli is cooked through.

Cover and Cook Vermicelli Upma

8. Lastly, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Vermicelli Upma

Closer Look - Vermicelli Upma

In conclusion, vermicelli upma is a healthy and flavorful breakfast that is easy to make and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a perfect recipe for busy mornings or lazy weekends. So, next time you want to try a new breakfast recipe, give vermicelli upma a try and enjoy its rich flavor and unique texture.

Do try this simple and easy recipe and let me know how it turned out. I love to read from all of you! 

Keep Smiling and Keep Cooking! Cheers.