Semiya upma

You need –
  • Dry Roasted Semiya/Vermicelli made from hard wheat – 200 grams
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Ginger – 1 cm, thinly sliced
  • Green chilli – 1, slit (de-seed if need)
  • Curry leaves – 1 twig
  • Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Urad dal – ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Dried red chili – 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Hot water

How to –

Heat oil in pan and add the mustard seeds and allow crackling. Tip in the dried chilli and urad dal and curry leaves. Fry till the urad dal turns golden brown.

Add the onion, green chili and ginger; fry till the onions turn golden brown. Add the turmeric and cook briefly. Add the roasted vermicelli and mix well. Add 2 – 2 ½  cups of hot water  and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cover and cook till done and the water has evaporated.

Serve hot.

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