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Semiya Kichadi / Mixed Vegetable semiya Upma

Written By Angela Steffi on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 9:35:00 PM

Semiya Kichadi is a delicious South Indian breakfast recipe made with roasted vermicelli / Semiya and vegetables. This recipe can be made easily with few basic ingredients. Adding vegetables makes this dish special and nutritious.
Semiya kichadi with coconut chutney and a cup of hot coffee makes a perfect morning breakfast. Lets see how to make this mixed vegetable semiya upma.

Serving Size           : 2 people 

Preparation Time  : 10 minutes

Cooking Time        : 15 minutes
Difficulty: Spice Level:
Quantity Ingredients for Semiya Kichadi Recipe
1 cup Semiya / Vermicelli (100g approx)
1 tbspOil

For Kichadi
1 tbspOil
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Urad dal
1/4 tsp Channa Dal
1 tsp Chopped Ginger
3-4 Green Chilies
1 spring Curry leaves
5-6 Cashews
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Tomato
5-6  Green Beans
1 Carrot
1/2 cup Green peas
2 cup Water (500g approx)
1 tbsp Ghee

required salt

Cooking Method

Step 1) Heat oil in a pan and roast the vermicelli until golden brown. Its very important to roast the semiya because well roasted semiya does not stick to not another so the end result will be non sticky and delicous kichadi.Once nice and golden remove it from heatt and set it aside.
If you have pre roasted semiya then we can skip this step.

Step 2) Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, green chilies, ginger, cashews and curry leaves.Then add chopped onions and Turmeric powder and cook for 2 minutes ( turmeric powder is optional , it gives nice color to the recipe).

Step 3) Then add tomato, peas, beans and carrot. Cook for 5 minutes. Then add water and bring the water to nice boil.If you are using less vegetables the reduce the amount of water to 1.5 cup for 1 cup semiya.

Step 4) Now add in the roasted semiya and cook until all the water has been absorbed by the semiya and its dry . Finally add ghee and mix well. Adding ghee gives nice flavor and taste to the recipe.

That's it our delicious Semiya Kichadi is ready to be served with coconut chutney and a cup of hot tea/coffee.  Please do try this semiya kichadi and share it with your beloved family members.


About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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    I have been trying most of your recipes. But was wondering what type of oil to use. Please would you specify what type(like vegetable, olive, sunflower, etc.,) of oil you usually use.

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