Semiya Upma - Simple Semiya recipe in the form of a Upma. You can make it ready in 15 to 20 minutes.
* Vermicelli (Semiya) - 2 cups
* Refined Oil - As required
* Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 2 tsp
* Salt to taste
* Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
* Urad Dal - 1 tsp
* Chana Dal - 1 tsp
* Red Chillies - 2
* Green Chillies - 2
* Ginger 1" piece chopped - 1
* Curry Leaves - A few
Take a kadai(wok) and roast semiya to a golden colour in ghee. Keep aside.
Heat 1 tbsp oil and light fry all the seasonings (mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chillies, green chillies, curry leaves and chopped ginger). Add 3 cups of water and required salt. When the water boils, slowly add the roasted semiya, stirring constantly (if required add hot water).
Cook on a low flame till Upma absorbs all the water and takes on a soft consistency. Decorate with fried cashew nuts.
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