vegetable rice sevai upma | mix veg upma with rice vermicelli

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veg semiya upma recipe

veg rice sevai upma is a delicious breakfast or snack made from rice vermicelli, steamed veggies and spices-herbs.

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total time:
50minutes

vegetable rice sevai upma recipe with step by step photos. a healthy breakfast made from rice sevai (rice vermicelli), mix veggies and spices-herbs.

veg semiya upma recipe

sharing a recipe which is a favourite at home. i have learnt this recipe from my mom. when i make these veg sevai upma, i always use rice vermicelli. though you can even use whole wheat or semolina (sooji) vermicelli for this upma recipe.

the veg sevai upma tastes delicious with a nice soft texture of the rice vermicelli which compliments the texture & the taste of the veggies and the crunchy taste coming from the cashews. adding cashews are optional, you can also add roasted peanuts instead of cashews. i have already shared a plain version of rice sevia upma recipe.

as is the case with any mix veggie dish, you can add your choice of veggies. i have here used carrots, french beans, potatoes, green peas and capsicum.

veg sevai upma can be served as a breakfast or as a quick snack. you can eat this upma at room temperature or have it warm. tastes good either way.

if you love upma like we do, then you can check these upma varieties, i have already posted:

veg semiya upma recipe
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vegetable rice sevai upma

veg rice sevai upma is a delicious breakfast or snack made from rice vermicelli, steamed veggies and spices-herbs.
course breakfasts, snacks
cuisine indian
prep time 25 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 50 minutes
servings 4 people
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for cooking semiya:

  • 1 cup rice sevai (rice vermicelli or semiya or rice seviyan)
  • 2 cups water, for cooking semiya
  • ½ teaspoon oil

other ingredients for veg rice sevai upma

  • 1.5 tablespoons oil for tempering
  • cup chopped carrots
  • ¼ cup green peas, fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup chopped french beans
  • ¼ cup chopped capsicum
  • 1 medium sized potato - peeled and chopped into thin slices or cubes
  • cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 green chili, - chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, - chopped
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ¼ teaspoon urad dal (split & husked black gram)
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 6 cashews (kaju)
  • 1 teaspoon salt or add as required

how to make vegetable rice sevai upma

cooking veggies

  1. boil the chopped mix veggies with 2 cups of water and ½ teaspoon salt in a pan or vessel.

  2. cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10 to 12 minutes till the veggies are cooked and tender. 

  3. alternatively you can steam the veggies in a rice cooker or in a pressure cooker or even microwave them.

  4. once the veggies are tender and cooked, using a colander strain them. keep aside. 

cooking rice sevai

  1. heat 2 cups of water in a pan.

  2. let the water comes to a boil or start to bubble.

  3. then add 1 cup rice sevai (rice vermicelli).

  4. simmer for 1 to 2 minutes on low flame. 

  5. drizzle ½ teaspoon of oil. adding oil prevents the vermicelli from sticking. 

  6. boil for another 4 to 5 minutes or till the sevai softens. keep stirring at regular intervals.

  7. drain the rice sevai in a colander. allow them to cool. if you stir them while they are hot, then the sevai might break. so allow them to cool down.

making vegetable rice sevai upma

  1. heat 1.5 tablespoons oil in a pan or kadai. add ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds.

  2. also add ¼ teaspoon of cumin seeds.

  3. once both the mustard seeds and cumin seeds crackle, then add 10 to 12 curry leaves.

  4. also add ½ inch ginger (chopped.) saute the ginger for some seconds, till its raw aroma disappears. 

  5. then add ¼ teaspoon urad dal.

  6. once urad dal turns golden, then add ½ cup chopped onions.

  7. saute and stir onions till they become translucent.

  8. then add 5 to 6 cashews and 1 chopped green chili.

  9. sprinkle a generous pinch of asafoetida. stir well.

  10. add ¼ cup of chopped capsicum. stir and mix well.

  11. next add ⅓ cup of chopped tomatoes. stir well. saute for 2 to 3 minutes or till the tomatoes soften. 

  12. add 1 teaspoon of salt or add as per taste. again stir well.

  13. now add the boiled or steamed veggies and mix well.

  14. add the cooked rice sevai. stir gently so that the vermicelli don't break.

  15. just cook for a minute more on low flame. then switch off the flame.

  16. serve the veg rice sevai upma hot or warm as a snack or breakfast. you can garnish with some coriander leaves while serving. do drizzle some lemon juice before savoring the upma. 

recipe notes

tips for veg sevai upma recipe
  1. you can add veggies of your choice.
  2. adding cashews are optional, you can also add peanuts.
  3. if you like more spicy upma, then add more green chilies.
  4. you can easily double or triple up the recipe.
  5. also any kind of vermicelli like wheat vermicelli or maida vermicelli can be used for this recipe.
  6. if you chop the potatoes into thin cubes or slices it will cook faster.

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how to make vegetable rice sevai upma recipe

cooking veggies

1. boil the chopped mix veggies with 2 cups of water and ½ teaspoon of salt in a pan or vessel.

veggies for seviyan upma recipe

2. cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10 to 12 minutes till the veggies are cooked and tender. alternatively you can steam the veggies in a rice cooker or in a pressure cooker or even microwave them.

veggies for seviyan upma recipe

3. switch off the flame, once the veggies are tender and cooked.

veggies for seviyan upma recipe

4. drain the boiled veggies in a colander. keep the veggies aside.

veggies for seviyan upma recipe

cooking rice sevai (rice vermicelli)

5. heat 2 cups of water in a pan.

water for seviyan upma recipe

6. let the water come to a boil or start bubbling.

water for seviyan upma recipe

7. add 1 cup rice sevai (rice vermicelli).

rice semiya to make seviyan upma recipe

8. simmer for 1 to 2 minutes on a low flame.

rice semiya to make seviyan upma recipe

9. drizzle ½ teaspoon of oil. adding oil prevents the vermicelli from sticking.

rice semiya to make seviyan upma recipe

10. boil for another 4 to 5 minutes or till the sevai softens. keep stirring at regular intervals.

rice semiya to make seviyan upma recipe

11. drain the sevai in a colander. allow them to cool. if you stir them while they are hot, then the rice sevai might break. so allow them to cool down.

semiya to make seviyan upma recipe

making veg rice sevai upma

12. heat 1.5 tablespoons oil in a pan or kadai. add ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds.

making seviyan upma recipe

13. also add ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds.

making veg seviyan upma recipe

14. once both the mustard seeds and cumin seeds crackle, then add 10 to 12 curry leaves.

making veg seviyan upma recipe

15. also add ½ inch ginger (chopped.) saute the ginger for some seconds, till its raw aroma disappears.

preparing veg seviyan upma recipe

16. then next add ¼ teaspoon urad dal (split and husked black gram).

preparing seviyan upma recipe

17. once urad dal turns golden, then add add ½ cup chopped onions.

preparing seviyan upma recipe

18. saute and stir onions till they become translucent.

onions for seviyan upma recipe

19. then add 6 cashews and 1 chopped green chili.

making seviyan upma recipe

20. sprinkle a generous pinch of asafoetida (hing).

preparing seviyan upma recipe

21. mix well.

preparing veg seviyan upma recipe

22. next add ¼ cup chopped capsicum.

capsicum for seviyan upma recipe

23. stir and mix again.

capsicum for veg seviyan upma recipe

24. next add ⅓ cup chopped tomatoes.

tomatoes for vermicelli upma recipe

25. stir well. saute for 2 to 3 minutes or till the tomatoes soften.

veg vermicelli upma recipe

26. add 1 teaspoon of salt or add as per taste.

veg vermicelli upma recipe

27. mix the salt with the rest of the ingredients very well.

making vermicelli upma recipe

28. now add the boiled or steamed veggies.

making vermicelli upma recipe

29. mix again.

veg vermicelli upma recipe

30. add the cooked rice sevai.

veg vermicelli upma recipe

31. mix and stir gently so that vermicelli don’t break.

veg vermicelli upma recipe

32. just cook for a minute more on a low flame. then switch off the flame.

veg seviyan upma recipe

serve the veg rice sevai upma hot or warm as a snack or breakfast. you can garnish with some coriander leaves while serving. do drizzle some lemon juice before savoring the upma.

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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