Recipe – Mixed Vegetable Seviyan / Vermicelli / Semiya Upma


Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • Vermicelli (Seviyan): 2 cups
  • Mixed vegetable: 1 carrot, 7-8 green beans, ¼ cup cauliflower, ¼ cup green peas, ¼ cup potato, chopped into small pieces.
  • Sweet corn kernels: 1 tablespoon
  • Water: as required
  • Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Onion: 1 medium, chopped lengthwise
  • Green bell pepper (capsicum): ¼ of a medium, chopped lengthwise
  • Ginger: ½ teaspoon, finely chopped
  • Green chili: ½ Teaspoon, finely chopped
  • Curry leaves: 3-4
  • Peanuts: 1 tablespoon
  • White sesame seeds: ½ Tablespoon (optional)
  • Dalia (roasted chana dal): ½ tablespoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice: ½ tablespoon
  • Cumin powder: 1 teaspoon


  • Boil 10-11 cups water in a heavy pot.
  • Add the chopped vegetables: carrot, beans, cauliflower, peas and potato. Let it boil for 7-8 minutes or till vegetables are almost cooked (80%).
  • Add vermicelli (seviyan) and sweet corn.
  • Let or boil for 3 minutes or till seviyan is cooked.
  • Drain the mix vegetables and seviyan and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and when it changes color, add curry leaves, ginger, green chili, peanuts, dalia, sesame seeds, onion and green bell pepper. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add the seviyan and vegetables, salt, black pepper powder, cumin powder. Toss gently.
  • Medium the heat and cover the pan for 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add lemon juice and coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.

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