Puli semiya upma

Puli Semiya upma recipe | Puli vermicelli upma recipe – Easy South Indian breakfast recipe, vermicelli cooked in tamarind water. Recipe of Puli semiya upma with full video in Tamil and step by step pictures.

Apart from the popular, staple, South Indian breakfast like Idli, dosai, we make few traditional tiffin items too. We make puli aval, puli upma in our home for breakfast or evening tiffin. Sometimes when we make rice sevai, apart from the usual coconut sevai and lemon sevai, we make Puli sevai too. This is a no onion no garlic recipe and can be made on fasting days too.

This recipe is puli semiya, where the usual simple vermicelli upma is cooked in tamarind water. The addition of chili and peanuts enhances the taste of this simple dish. This recipe I learned from my friend Banu. She shared with me casually while we both were going for a walk a few days back. So I tried it the next day and it was a super hit at home. The tanginess of the tamarind and the crunchiness of the peanut complimented the taste of this simple dish.

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Puli semiya upma recipe

puli Semiya upma

Puli semiya upma recipe

Jeyashri suresh
Traditional South Indian breakfast | tiffin recipe - Vermicelli upma cooked in Tamarind water
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, tiffin,
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Semiya
  • 1 tsp + 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • A handful of peanuts
  • Few curry leaves
  • Small lemon sized tamarind
  • 1.5 cups water
  • Salt as needed
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/8 tsp asafeotida
  • 3-4 red chili
  • 1 green chili

Instructions
 

  • Soak lemon sized tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Extract the tamarind juice using 1.5 cups of water.
  • In a pan add 1 tsp oil.
  • Add the semiya and roast this till golden brown.
  • Keep the flame low and stir continuously.
  • Ensure not to burn it.
  • If you are using roasted semiya | vermicelli, skip this step.
  • In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil and add the mustard seeds, green chili, curry leaves, broken red chili, and peanuts.
  • Saute this for few minutes till the peanuts get cooked.
  • Add the tamarind extract to this now.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida and allow this to boil well.
  • Once it starts rolling boil, simmer the flame, and add the roasted semiya | vermicelli.
  • Let this cook on a medium flame, stir this in between.
  • Let this cook till the semiya gets cooked well and the water is completely absorbed.
  • Puli semiya upma is ready.
  • You can serve this with fire-roasted appalam or with a bowl of curd.

Video

Notes

1. You can add a few cashew nuts instead of peanuts.
2. Always nicely roast the semiya, else it will end up in mushy upma.
Keyword no onion garlic recipes, South Indian breakfast recipes
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  • Soak lemon sized tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Extract the tamarind juice using 1.5 cups of water.
  • In a pan add 1 tsp oil.
  • Add the semiya and roast this till golden brown.
  • Keep the flame low and stir continuously.
  • Ensure not to burn it.
  • If you are using roasted semiya | vermicelli, skip this step.
Puli semiya upma
  • In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil and add the mustard seeds, green chili, curry leaves, broken red chili, and peanuts.
  • Saute this for few minutes till the peanuts get cooked.
  • Add the tamarind extract to this now.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida and allow this to boil well.
puli semiya upma
  • Once it starts rolling boil, simmer the flame, and add the roasted semiya | vermicelli.
  • Let this cook on a medium flame, stir this in between.
  • Let this cook till the semiya gets cooked well and the water is completely absorbed.
puli semiya upma
  • Puli semiya upma is ready.
  • You can serve this with fire-roasted appalam or with a bowl of curd.
Puli semiya upma

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