Mar 9, 2012

Vegetable Semiya Upma

One of the basic Upma apart from the usual rawa/sooji upma. Seen from childhood my mom making it!!
Thought to share the same with everyone.

Semiya/Sevaiyan/Vermidelli - 100gms
Carrot - 1
French Beans - 4
Toamto - 2
Onions - 2
Green peas -10gms optional
Potato - 1 big
Curry leaves - 2 arc
Green chilly -2
Ginger - 1inch
Green coriander leaves - 4arc
Asafatida - 1tps
Mustard - 1tbs
Channa dal/Kadala parupu - 1tbs
Turmeric powder - 1/2tbs
Water - 4
Oil - 3tbs
Salt to taste

1. Wash and finely chop the vegetables.
2. In a pan add oil temper mustard seeds,channa dal, curry leaves,asafatida.
3. After tempering add ginger and green chilly.
4. Saute for 10secs and add onions.
5. Saute till onions turn transparent.
6. Add tomatoes and other vegetables.
7. Add turmeric and 2 cups of water and boil vegetables.
8. Once the vegetables turn soft add salt and the Semiya.
9. Mix well and add rest water.
10. Stir occasionally. Do not smash the Semiya.
11. If needed add 1tbs of oil for getting glaze on top.
12. Upma is ready to serve as soon as the water evaporates.
Garnish with green coriander leaves. Serve with tomato sauce, mint chutney, curd.

Alternate method: You can par boil the veggies before or steam them to cut short time and water.


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