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Vegetable Ragi Semiya Upma / Finger Millet Vermicelli Upma Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 2 cups Ragi Vermicelli
  • 2 cups Chopped Vegetables (carrots, potatoes and green peas)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal
  • 3 Green Chillies or as needed
  • 1 Dried Red Chilli
  • 2 Sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Small Lemon optional
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal and urad dal and let them splutter.
  • Fry until they are browned.
  • Then add the chopped green chillies, red chilli pieces and curry leaves and fry for a couple of seconds.
  • Add the chopped onion and fry till transparent.
  • Add vegetables and turmeric and saute for a minute.
  • Sprinkle little water and cover it with a lid.
  • Cook until the vegetables are tender.
  • Soak the vermicelli in salted water for 1 – 2 minutes. Drain the vermicelli.
  • Steam cook the soaked vermicelli in idli plates for 5 – 6 minutes.
  • Add the steamed vermicelli and salt to the veggies and combine everything.
  • Cover and cook for another couple minutes and turn off the flame.
  • Add lemon juice and mix.
  • Serve hot!