Semiya Upma

                            Till now we have been posting dishes for the seasoned cook & for those who know the basics atleast! ..Here is one for the beginner who is just  started to venture into the kitchen ! this is a quick one  for a easy  & fulfilling breakfast or even as an evening snack .
Ingredients :-
  • Vermicelli / Semiya – 1 cup
  • Green chilies – 2-3  ( or more as per your taste )
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Mustard  seeds – 1tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  •  Salt to taste
  • Grated Coconut – for garnish- about 2 tbsps
  •  Oil for seasoning

Method :-

  1.  Wash the green chilies & slit them  in half . wash the curry leaves & keep them ready along with the green chilies & dal for seasoning .
  2. Heat a thick bottomed Kadai or non-stick pan . heat it .
  3. Add  about 1 large tablespoon of oil .when it has heated well .
  4.  Sim the gas & add the mustard seeds . Let them splutter fully .
  5. Then add the seasoning ingredients .
  6. Stir a little so that they fry evenly .
  7. When you see the dal has browned , add the semiya  & stir well .

Note :-  The semiya I have used is pre-roasted . If you are using the plain ones . roast the semiya first with a little oil to a nice golden colour . This is to avoid the semiya to become sticky after cooking .
Now add 2  cups of water – the same cup you used to measure the semiya . Add the salt & allow to cook on a medium flame . stir occasionally to see that it is getting cooked .

When all the water has dried up & the semiya has cooked add the grated coconut . Mix well  and serve hot with any spicy dish or sugar as some prefer
Note :- the semiya should not be overcooked as it will tend to be sticky .
Enjoy this breakfast & get ready to cook more dishes with confidence!

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