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Seviyan Upma Recipe

Seviyan Upma Recipe for Kids | Semiya Recipe

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Healthy and nutritious Seviyan Upma Recipe. A quickfix upma recipe that's sure to make snack time fun for kids.
Course Main Dish, Snacks


  • 1 cup Bambino seviyan vermicelli
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 2-3 pieces chopped capsicum
  • 1/4th cup assorted vegetables optional
  • 1/4th tsp jeera cumin seeds
  • 1/4th tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/8th tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/8th tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/8th tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 pinch of hing asafoetida
  • 2-3 curry leaves optional
  • 1 pinch of sugar preferably organic
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4th tsp homemade ghee
  • 2 and 1/4th cup water


  • Pour water in a vessel, and bring it to a boil.
  • Add salt, sugar, red chili powder, turmeric and garam masala powder, and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, and to it add mustard seeds, jeera, hing, and curry leaves.
  • Add chopped onions, and sauté till they turn pink and translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook till soft.
  • Add the capsicum and sauté for about 30 seconds. (You can use red and yellow capsicum (bell peppers) too.)
  • Add the seviyan and sauté till they turn golden brown.
  • Add the boiled water and turn the flame to medium. (Ensure that the water is warm, if not boiling.)
  • After the water has considerably reduced, turn flame to low, and add assorted vegetables. (As mentioned above, if you want to use veggies like broccoli, corn etc., parboil them first.)
  • Simmer until seviyan are well cooked and soft.
  • Garnish with fresh grated coconut and chopped coriander. (I put a little ghee on my upma before serving it to Shantanu (Shweta's son).)