Sevai Uppittu Recipe / Vermicelli Upma Recipe

499Sevai Uppitu / Vermicelli Upma /  Seviyan Upma is another version of making popular Udupi breakfast recipe of uppittu / upma. Uppittu is traditionally made from bombay rava / semolina / suji but you can also make it with seviyan or vermicelli and it tastes yum.


  • 2 cups seviyan or fine whole wheat vermicelli
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 9-10 curry leaves
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 red chili, whole (optional)
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • a pinch of asafoetida/hing (optional)
  • 4 cup water
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • salt as required
  • sugar (optional)
  • 4 tbsp oil or ghee
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Serves
10 min 5 min 15 min 2

498Lets start the recipe step by step:

  1. First roast the vermicelli till browned with 1-2 tsp of oil or you can use ready roasted vermicelli.
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  2. Spread thevermicelli on a plate or in a bowl and allow it cool.
  3. Boil the water in a large vessel adding some salt.
  4. Add roasted vermicelli to the water and cook till they are soft – approximately 5 minutes.
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  5. Drain the vermicelli and keep it aside.
  6. Heat oil or ghee in a pan.
  7. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, asafoetida and let the mustard seeds pop in the oil.
  8. Add the onions and saute till they become translucent.
  9. Now add the curry leaves, ginger, green chill, red chili (optional) and saute till the raw aroma of the ginger goes away.
  10. Add turmeric, salt, sugar and stir for a few seconds.
  11. Now add the drained vermicelli and lower the flame.
  12. Mix the vermicelli well.
  13. Next add the lemon juice and stir well.
  14. Serve the sevai uppittu garnished with some coriander leaves.

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