Semiya Upma

Semiya upma is one of the easiest upmas to make. Taste good too. You can always get a store brought roasted Semiya too, to save your time in roasting the Semiya. Alternatively you can always add more veggies to the upma while cooking this dish.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cooking TIme
15-20 Minutes
2-3 People
Green Chillies
Minced Ginger
Curry Leaves
Lemon / Lime Juice
Boiling Water
1 Cup Heap
1 Medium
1 Small
1 Tsp.
A Few
To Taste
2 Cups
Urad Dal
Chana Dal
Cumin Seeds
1 Tsp.
1 Tsp.
1 Tsp.
½ Tsp.
1 Tbsp.
1.  Chop onion, tomato finely but separately. Slit green chillies.

2.  Dry roast the Semiya in a pan till the Semiya turns light golden in color.
3.   Heat oil in a pan. Add the seasoning one by one. Once the seasoning is done add chopped onion, curry leaves, slit green chillies and minced ginger. Fry on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
4.  Add chopped tomato and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the boiling water and salt.
5.  Now add the roasted Semiya and mix. Add the lemon juice and mix again. Turn the heat to high for 2 minutes. Mix gently.
6.  Low the flame high to low and let the Semiya cook. This process may take up to 5-6 minutes.
7.  Serve hot upma with a cup of tea / coffee.


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