May 13, 2013

Shavige Uppittu | Semiya Upma

"Shavige Upittu" is a Indian breakfast recipe which is very easy to make. It is prepared with vermicelli (or called as semiya) sauteed with onions and chilies. Sometime even vegetables like carrot, peas and beans are also added (Vegetable Semiya Upma !!).

This recipe can be prepared effortlessly and is exceptionally tasteful.


4 cups Roasted Vermicelli
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Bengal gram | Channa Dal
1 small piece Ginger, shredded
2 Onions, sliced lengthwise
5 Green Chilies, slit lengthwise
1 sprig of Curry Leaves
3-4 sprigs of Cilantro, finely chopped
8 cups Water
6 tsp oil


  • In a pot, heat oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and Bengal gram

  • Add , curry leaves, green chilies and ginger. Saute for a minute
  • Add Onions and fry until it turns transparent

  • Add water and adjust salt as per taste. Bring it to boil

  • Slowly add roasted vermicelli and mix well

  • Cook in low flame for 10 minutes while stirring in between

  • Garnish with cilantro

  • Serve hot
  • If roasted vermicelli is not available, then heat a tablespoon of oil in a pot, add vermicelli and fry in low heat setting until it turns to light brown in color
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