Semiya Upma Recipe - Masala Semiya - How to make Semiya upma

Semiya Upma Recipe - Masala Semiya - How to make Semiya upma:

Masala semiya is a spicy variant of the usual semiya upma(vermicelli upma) we prepare frequently. Just little more effort can give a spicy and tangy twist to the regular semiya upma. Yes. Believe me. It is also a simple recipe but can definitely please your palate. No more guilt of preparing upma for the family. Masala semiya upma is a special dish that can be prepared for breakfast and dinner.

About the taste:

Onion gives crunchiness, tomato makes the semiya upma tangy, carrot gives sweetness and peas does not fail to five its own flavor and taste. Garam masala and red chilli powders add spicyness.

Masala Semiya Upma

Side dish suggestion for masala semiya upma:

Masala semiya upma tastes well without any side dish. Chutneys can be a great accompaniment for masala semiya. Curd and sugar are also good side dishes.

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Semiya Upma Recipe - Masala Semiya - How to make Semiya upma:

Semiya Upma Recipe - Masala Semiya - How to make Semiya upma

Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 10  Mins    |  Serves: 2
Recipe Category : Easy Homemade pasta sauce recipes


  • Roasted Semiya - 1 cup(Dry Roast if semiya is not a roasted one)
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Vegetables chopped - 1 cup(I used carrot and peas)
  • Big onion -1 finely chopped
  • Tomato - 1 finely chopped
  • Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
  • Salt- As required
  • Turmeric powder - A pinch
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 - 1 tsp( I have added 1 tsp)
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 - 1 tsp(I have added 1 tsp)
  • Coriander leaves - To garnish

  • To Temper:

  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - A pinch
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Oil - 1 tbsp


1. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Add urad dal, curry leaves and hing. Saute till the urad dal turns golden brown color. Add chopped onions and saute till they turn translucent. Add chopped tomatoes and saute till they turn mushy. Add chopped vegetables, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well.

Masala Semiya step1

2. Add water, mix well and allow it to boil. Taste the water and adjust salt, red chilli powder and garam masala powder if required. Add roasted semiya and mix well. Allow it cook. Stir occasionally. Once the semiya is cooked, add the grated coconut. Mix well and switch off the stove. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Masala Semiya step2 

Serve hot. Any chutney can be served as side dish. I prefer to serve with plain coconut chutney. You can check different chutney recipes in this blog.

Masala Semiya Recipe
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