Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Easy Breakfast Dish - Seviyan Upma

A lot of my readers tell me that the one thing they like about my recipes is that they are very easy and simple to make. Well the whole idea of this blog is to share recipes that don't require elaborate prep and that are tasty to eat but equally easy to cook. So in keeping with that spirit is today's recipe - Seviyan Upma. I for one am not too fond of the traditional gooey suji upma hence end up making this version often for breakfast. The possibility to experiment with this dish is endless - I usually make it simple with peanuts and raisins.....but one could add grated veggies...coconut or even soya chunks!
There is something about south Indian dishes - especially breakfast dishes.They are so full of nutrition and taste. Dosas and idlis and utthapams are my all time favourite breakfast dishes. There are days when a hot plate of idli dipped in spicy sambar makes my day..sigh! So while I try and get my hands on some idlis (the weather today is just perfect for that) you go and try making this for yourself.


Seviyan - 1 cup ( boiled and drained)

Chopped onions - 1 small onion

Chopped green chillies - as per your taste

Peanuts - a handful

Raisins - a handful

Salt - to taste

For tempering:

Oil - 1 tsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig


In a non-stick pan add the oil. Splutter the mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Next tip in the chopped onions and green chillies.

Fry till light brown in color. Add the peanuts and raisins ( also grated veggies if using)

Fry the peanuts and raisins for 2 mins till they get a nice brown colour.

Add the boiled seviyan and mix well into the spice mix. Fry for 3-5 mins.

Garnish with curry leaves and serve.

Post script - Did I tell you guys that the first plant I had sowed in my garden when I moved to my new home was Curry leaves and after 3 years I have a big green curry leaves tree!Take a look.


  1. Semiya upma looks great. very easy and healthy breakfast.

  2. Thank you Chandrani ... Thanks for stopping by

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