Semiya Pulihora

Semiya Pulihora

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: South Indian

Key Ingredients:

You can also call this snack semiya upma too – serve it at breakfast


  • Vermicelli (semia) 1 cup
  • 1 3 tbsps
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Dried red chilli 1
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 4 tsps
  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) 4 tsps
  • Ginger, grated 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 8 to 10
  • Green chilli, slit 1
  • Peanuts ½ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, red chilli, split Bengal gram and split black gram and saute till the grams are lightly browned.
  • Add ginger, curry leaves, green chilli, peanuts and vermicelli and saute till vermicelli is lightly browned.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Add 2 cups boiling water and mix. Cover and cook till the vermicelli is done.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.