Saturday, July 21, 2007

A twist in the Semiya Upma nay Chat

Any name other than Semiya Upma, might sound interesting to eat up this dish. Everybody at home dislike Semiya Upma, including me. So I am never seen preparing this. Amma used to make it when in hurry but that was ok, since it was sometimes...

When Athamma started making breakfast, we saw we ended up eating this more than often. Not sure if somebody told her that we liked. She was so enthu in making it that we didn't have a heart to say no. But anything in large dose, does make one to take dire steps. I finally once told her, that her son does not like nor do I. My daughter, of course, is always verbal.

Then it happened one morning, I saw her busy making something. She said she will prepare breakfast. And what landed on the dining table was looking so colourful that I was excited to know what it is. She said she just made it different. So it was my job to come up with a name. Since it was more of a chat looking, I christened it Semiya Chat. Hope you like it.

Here you go for the recipe.

Serves : 4
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins

Ingredients Needed:

Semiya - 250 gms
Onions - 1 medium
Tomatoe - 1
Green Chillies - 3
Curry Leaves few
Coriander leaves
Mustard + Urud Dal - 1 /2 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For Garnishing

Coconut grated - 1 tbsp
Carrot grated - 1 tbsp
Green Chillies - 2
Coriander Leaves few

Method to prepare:

Boil Vermicili in water till its cooked. Drain and keep aside to get separated ones

Heat oil and add mustard seeds, curry leaves. Once it splutters add onions, chillies. Fry it till its brown. Then add tomatoes. Cook till its soft. Then add the cooked vermicilli. Fry well.

Simmer it for 5 mins. Garnish with grated coconut and carrot.

Enjoy the difference!

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15 comments :

Vcuisine said...

a real difference srivalli. Will try sometime. Viji

archana said...

You have given an appropriate name to the recipe. It is looking very colour ful. Try putting some tomato ketchup /hot and sweet type from Maggi on your semai upma. You will eat it more often.

bee said...

i am part of the don't like semiya club. i hate semiya payasam in particular, and every mallu likes to shove it under your nose.

Roopa said...

yum looks delicious! chat with upma....

Asha said...

Love the twist.Yummy!!:)

Coffee said...

AHHA!! Looks like a chat for sure! :) Hahaha interesting naming ceremony ;)

SeeC said...

I love semiya upma and this is awesome. Thanks for the TWIST...

USHA said...

Thats really a good twist:)))this seems to be wonderful idea too..Thanks for sharing.

swapna susarla said...

Hi srivalli
My mother used to do this.(except the garnishing part).looks beautiful!!
thanks for visting my blog.

Srivalli said...

Thanks Viji..

Will surely try next time archana..thanks for the suggestion


bee..looks like we share a lot...but semiya payasam??...

Thanks Roopa

Glad you like it Asha

Thanks Coffee..

ehmm...good SeeC

welcome USHA

Thanks swapna..

Sharmi said...

hey that is very innovative!!

Padma said...

Please include me too in "dont like semiya upma club".....but your version might influence me to try it once.Great presentation and pictures!

Viji said...

Good twist,I liked it.

Subhashini said...

All dishes are really Yummy. Thanks for Sharing

Subhashini said...

Wow,I tried this yesterday for dinner. Used peas along with grated carrot and didn't use coconut gratings.

It turned out really yummy. Thanks a lot.

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