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Saturday, September 12, 2009



Double roasted semia - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Salt - as per taste
Mixed vegetables- carrot, shelled peas, beans etc. - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 (optional)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Urad dhal - 1 tsp.
Chenna dhal - 1/2 tsp.
Dry red chillies - 1 or 2
Coriander leaves - few
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


If you do not have double roasted semia, dry roast semia till golden brown.

Chop all the vegetables to small cubes.

In a kadai, heat oil, add mustard seeds, urad dhal, chenna dhal, hing, curry leaves and chillies and when dhal turns golden brown,(you can add onions at this stage and saute till translucent. But I have not added it.) add the chopped vegetables. Saute for two minutes. Now add the required amount of salt and add water. When water starts boiling, add the semia and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook in simmer for 5 minutes or till water is absorbed. Garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. lovely pic shanti...Looks really delicious

  2. My favorite lite dinner..is that a cherry on top for decoration? This is an absolute comfort food. Looks great.

  3. Lovely click Shanti...looks colorful and delicious :)

  4. Such a delicious and colourful Upma, feel like finishing that bowl..yumm!

  5. Thank you friends. Anu, tht.s not cherry. Its molagai.

  6. nice piece of information, I had come to know about your internet site from my friend vinay, delhi,i have read atleast 12 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your website gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new post, once again hats off to you! Thanx a ton once again, Regards, Semiya upma


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