Snacks & Tiffin Items

Mixed Vegetable Semiya Upma.


Mixed Vegetable Semiya Upma.

Mixed Vegetable Semiya Upma is one of my all time favourite dinner options.  Its simple as its the same concept as a simple rice pulav, versatile as I can throw in whatever veggies that I have left in the pantry and vermicelli hardly takes any time to cook. In all, its a simple substitute for rice for making Lemon Semiya Upma, Tomato Semiya Upma etc. This was a mish mash of veggies in the pantry, made steaming hot on a cold weeknight enjoyed with chutney, and chips!!!


2 Green Chillies Chopped fine.

1 Tsp Chopped Ginger.

1 Tsp Chopped Garlic.

Handful of broken cashews.

1 Medium Onion Chopped fine.

1 Medium Tomato Chopped.

2 Carrots diced fine.

1/2 cup baby corn thawed.

Handful of thawed Sweet Peas.

2 Cups Vermicelli cooked as per instructions and drained on colander.


  • Apply a few drops on oil on the cooked vermicelli and keep it aside. This is so that the vermicelli does not stick to each other and become a gooey mass.
  • Microwave all the veggies – Carrots, Beans, peas, corn etc for 3-4 minutes so they are almost half cooked.
  • In a kadai, a spoon of oil and allow to heat up. Add mustard, curry leaves, ginger, garlic, green chillies and allow to crackle for a few minutes.
  • When done, add the chopped onions and saute it well.
  • When the onions have turned a dull brown, add the diced tomatoes and allow it to get mushy and cook through until all the water has disappeared.
  • Add salt, turmeric, the half cooked veggies   and allow a couple of minutes for it to cook through.
  • Now add the cooked vermicelli and mix it well.
  • Add more salt and bring the veggie semiya upma together.
  • Add a drop of ghee, garnish with chopped cilantro and keep it closed until its ready to be served with Cilantro Chutney.