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Feb 4, 2008

Semiya Uppuma / Uppittu


Here is one Uppuma (called uppittu in kannada) that is quick, tasty and easy to prepare. This is my entry to Meeta's Monthly Mingle Roundup for Comfort Foods.



Ingredients:

1 and half cups broken - Vermicelli/Semiya

Ghee - 1 teaspoon

Onion - 1 large (chopped)

Oil - 2 tablespoons

Mustard Seeds - 1 teaspoon

Urud Dal - 2 teaspoons

Curry leaves - 2 strands

Asafoetida Powder

Green Chillis - 3 vertically slit

Salt to taste

Water - 2 and quarter cups

Method:

Heat a teaspoon of ghee in a large kadai and roast the semiya (or vermicelli). Transfer it to another container and keep it aside.

Heat oil in the Kadai and add mustard seeds. When it pops, add the urud dal. When it turns light brown, add the curry leaves, green chillis and onion.

Fry onion until it turns translucent.

Add excactly 2 and quarter cups of water. While its boiling add salt and asafoetida.

Slowly add the roasted semiya while stirring at the same time.

Keep stirring gently. You will notice the semiya getting cooked and at the same time the moisture decreasing.

When all the moisture is absorbed (semiya must have been cooked), add a tablespoon of ghee and mix well. Reduce the heat completely and keep closed for a couple of minutes before serving.

Serve when it's still hot garnished with ghee fried cashews which is optional.

42 comments:

Asha said...

I haven't made Shavige Uppittu in a long time. Looks yum, great entry Myth!:)

Padmaja said...

Mythreyee
I love vermicilli upma and too make exactly the same except for ghee and asafoetida!!! Its so tasty isin't it!!

Richa said...

looks so delicious! definitely one of my favs :)

Shankari said...

Semiya uppuma is amy fav, nice recipe

Mythreyee said...

Asha: Thanks! this one and majjige uppittu are my favorites.

Padmaja: Yes, its very tasty. I add ghee to add an extra oomph for the dish. For any south Indian dish I make, asafoetida is a must in my cooking.

Richa: Thanks!

Shankari: Thanks!

Trupti said...

I love this Upama..you can try adding little ginger..it will taste more yummmmy
Trupti

Poonam said...

I had tried something similar to this a long time back..it was boxed ofcourse...yours looks lovely.!

LG said...

Hi, uppittu looks good. I add shavige to my regular rave uppittu. This looks good.

MeetaK said...

A great dish for the mingle. Thanks for joining!

Mandira said...

I love shavige uppittu, yours looks delicious!

Pooja said...

thats a real comfort food Mythre.
I love it :) .

Mythreyee said...

Trupti: Adding ginger definitely enhances the taste. I add in regular rava uppuma/uppittu. Haven't tried in this. Will add next time I prepare.

Poonam: Uppuma is the easiest dish. You will love it if you try it.

lg: I sometimes do it too, when there is a shortage of rava;-)

Meeta: It's my pleasure participating. thanks for hosting.

Mandira: I love this too. Specially on lazy days.

Pooja: Thanks!

Uma said...

Looks yummy! One of my favs. Nice post.

Jayashree said...

Nice entry mythreyee....i usually add in veggies like carrots and beans too to give it that extra nutritional boost.

Dhivya said...

Nice entry...Looks easy and tasty..It would hav tasted good

Mythreyee said...

Uma: thanks!

Jayashree: Yes. That's a good idea.

Dhivya: thanks! yes. It was delicious.

Sagari said...

samiya upma is one of the easiest and comforting food looks yummyyyy

Sia said...

u know mythreyee i hated uppittu when i was in hostel as it looked and tasted like cement;) even sometimes i cant make myself eat it but i cook it quite often for my hubby who just loves it. semiya uppittu is my fav compared to semolina one. love to eat it with curds.

shriya said...

One of my fav recipe. Easy to make. Always love it. Thanks for sharing it mythreyee.

Mythreyee said...

Sagari: Sure is one good comfort food.

Sia: The minute I came to the US and started cooking by myself, I started craving for foods that I usually don't have and one of them is Uppittu. Now, its become more than favorite.

Shriya: Yes. I think so too.

Shilpa said...

I love this. So fast and filling :)

Rajitha said...

love semiya uppuma....

DEEPA said...

hey myth!!!my mom makes them often at home !!! comfort food at my mom's place back in india !!!!

Mythreyee said...

Shilpa: Yes, its very filling, sometimes I make this for dinner.

Rajitha: I love it too.

Deepa: Ya, it's one perfect comfort food.

Dhivya said...

hey mythreyee....just i've seen ur profile and came to know tat u r from salem,,,i am from salem too...near namakkal..i think u heard abt namakkal....very happy to see u here...

Mallika said...

Vermicelli upma is such a great idea! My mom used to make bread upma for us when we were kids!

Linda said...

Oh, Mythreyee -- just so happens I bought a bag of semiya last weekend. This looks like just what I want for lunch tomorrow :):)

Maybe with extra cashews, too :)

Lavanya Raj said...

I have to try your method..as mine always fails. your's seams to be delicious.

Homecooked said...

Wow...this looks delicious.I have to try this :)

Anonymous said...

love semia upma but it has been a long time since i have made it:) yours looks delicious:)
paati

Mythreyee said...

Mallika: I am reminded of bread upma that my mom makes.

Linda: great! so you can try this recipe.

Lavanya: Sure, do try this one. Thanks!

Homecooked: Thanks!

Paati: Thanks!

Happy cook said...

Have not had this after i got married and that is years and years ago.
Looks so delicious.

TheCooker said...

I hardly ever make this...should fix that soon :)

Archana said...

so comforting. This is a favorite among my children I add loads of veggies and make it extra nutritious for them :)

Mythreyee said...

happy cook: You got to try this one. It's easy to get addicted to such comfort foods.

Cooker: You should definitely give it a shot soon. It's so tasty.

Archana: That's a wonderful idea. I like to add finely chopped carrots, beans.

Lavanya Raj said...

yes i tried your recipe..and it cam eout well too. thanks

Mythreyee said...

Thanks Lavanya for your feedback and thanks for trying out this recipe.

Ramki said...

I've mentioned your Semiya Uppuma as the model recipe for the One page cookbook listing 1001 Upmas at

/Thanks for the recipe

Anonymous said...

ooooooooh! this is something i wanted to know how to make!



real drool worthy!!!!!

Archana said...

this is an all time fav at my home for breakfast... we all love this esp the kids.

KrishnaPrasad Bharathulwar said...

This is too good, it was my favourite, but unfortunately I didn't know till today that its so simple to make.

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