Sevai Upma | How to make Sevai Upma

By Anjana Chaturvedi  |  28th Sep 2015  |  
4.6 from 22 reviews Rate It!
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About Sevai Upma Recipe

Tangy tomato vermicelli that has been tempered in south indian spices.

Sevai Upma is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Sevai Upma has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Anjana Chaturvedi is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Sevai Upma recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Sevai Upma is few minutes and the time taken for cooking is 15 minutes. This is recipe of Sevai Upma is perfect to serve 2 people. Sevai Upma is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Sevai Upma. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Sevai Upma by commenting on this page below!

Sevai Upma

Ingredients to make Sevai Upma

  • Vermicelli /Sevai – 1 cup*
  • water - 1 cup
  • Green peas boiled – 3 tbsp
  • tomato chopped – 1
  • ginger chopped - 3/4 tsp
  • salt - 1 tsp
  • lemon juice – 1.5 tsp
  • Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • turmeric powder – 3/4 tsp
  • For the Tadka :
  • Refined oil – 1 .5 tbsp
  • mustard seeds /rai – 1 tsp
  • Urad daal/White Lentils - 1 tsp
  • cashews/kaju broken – 1 tsp (optional)
  • curry leaves – 6
  • Chopped green chili – 2

How to make Sevai Upma

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, urad daal/white lentil, cashews & saute on medium heat.
  2. As soon as the mustard starts crackling, add chopped green chili & vermicelli immediately. Saute on low heat.
  3. Add in the curry leaves, boiled peas and stir fry for a few seconds. Add salt, turmeric, chili powder, chopped tomatoes, ginger and mix.
  4. Pour in a cup of water, cover with a lid and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes. Add the lemon juice & fresh coriander and mix gently.
  5. Switch off the flame and cover the pan and let it rest for a few minutes, so it absorbs the flavors and the extra water (if any).
  6. Open the lid and fluff gently with a fork. Serve hot.

My Tip:

I prefer to use Bambino semolina vermicelli to make this upma. You can use any combination of boiled vegetables to make this i.e potato, beans, cauliflower, carrot etc and add them at step 2 before adding vermicelli. The ratio of vermicelli and water is 1:1, but it may depend on the quality and type of vermicelli used.

Reviews for Sevai Upma (22)

Nasim Khan3 months ago

Every time to eat

Amrita Saini3 months ago


sankari dayalan5 months ago


tripti gautam6 months ago

Nice recipe..thin sevai?

Vaishali Sankhayan6 months ago

Nice recipe . Normally I don't like sevai but this one turned out good . Thanks for sharing it with us .

Abhi Chouhan7 months ago

Bahot hi badhiya recipe h I give it5 stars

Asha Sokhal7 months ago

बहुत बढीया

Sehenaj Khan Naser7 months ago

It's very simple, please try it...

saba ahmad7 months ago

Made it today. Turned out well. Thanks for sharing

Chitra Mohanasundaram10 months ago

Very nice and tasty .Easy to cook.

rupali vermaa year ago

Made this today. It's delicious. Thanks for the recipe

Rajatlata Mishraa year ago

Achi hai. Thank you

Selvi Ananda year ago

I tried your sevai recipe it tastes good.

Suchitaa Arora Sarawgia year ago


Jonali Mudoia year ago


Sujata Bhansalia year ago

nice receipe

Monika Dhimana year ago


Priyanka Karnik2 years ago

Nice recipe..

Shobhna Nair2 years ago


Manju Thapar2 years ago


Aabha Sharma2 years ago

tasty recipe yes I made it

Kavita Jain2 years ago


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