Semiya Upma

Written by Mullai

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  1. gayakrup

    Hi mullai,
    might sound silly i have trie dthi sso many time but always its like kalli could you recommend correct water and sameyi ratio pls.

    1. Mullai

      Gaya, the above measures are right and works out well for me every time. I use bambino variety (plain, non-toasted). Try adding less water if you think its more for you.

      1. kaviarun

        Gaya, If u r using non-roasted semiya, fry in oil or ghee for 2 minutes and prepare upma….then next, use 1:1 ratio….1 cup semiya : 1 cup water.

  2. shan

    Mullai ma’am, which brand of Semiya is good for making Upma…B’coz some brand becomes sticky…I don’t like upma’s but would like to try this for my hubby.

    Have a great day

    1. Mullai

      Shan, I use Bambino Vermicelli… always use 1 cup : 1 and 1/2 cup water proportion. This will work, if you feel its too dry, then sprinkle few drops of water before finishing and would turn perfect.

      1. shan

         Tried uppma for my hubby's B'fast, turned out excellent. Water measurements are perfect. Thanx for ur receipe.

        Have a great day

  3. sathu

    Hats off Mullai.. The highlight of this dish is that its so simple to prepare, yet so tasty… Thank u so much… Lot of Smiles 🙂  Sathya.

  4. Visitor

    another option for upma is Bread Upma..
    cooked in the same way.. and with veggies like Carrots, green peas, tomatoes, corn…
    and toasted-cut into bit size cubes- pieces of Slice Bread.

  5. mercyusha

    Hi Mullai,

    I tried this a week back and it was good. Though my hubby didnt like it much, I enjoyed it. I used to do it in a different way – more like briyani – temper with cinnamon and cloves, then fry onions, add ginger garlic, coriander, mint leaves and tomato. Now add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and water. When it begins to boil add the ghee roasted semiya. Garnish with coriander.


    1. Mullai

      Good to know that you enjoyed the dish. Actually we make biryani with semiya using mutton, exactly how you have mentioned. Here, I don't get quality goat meat and thats the reason why my website lacks mutton recipes.

  6. namratha

    Seeing this post i tried this recipe today morning and it was awesome…thanks alot mullai for such a wonderful recipe……..

  7. Manoo

    Ada kadavule.. is this semiya upma… I was scratching my head for long time after hearing the word semiya upma. We usually use this noodle/semiya for breakfast. We call it as noodles btw. Mom makes it with veges & egg (of course with meat too). I fry this again with much gingelly oil and eat. I nvr tried with pickle. Must try. Thanks for remembering it mam…

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