Learn how to do lemon semiya step by step pictures and full video for beginners. Tasty south Indian breakfast under 20 mins.
If you are regular reader of my recipes, by now you would be knowing I love tangy food. Lemon semiya is one amongst those of my go to breakfast or dinner. It comes handy when I have no other dinner option only for myself. Both Aj and Vj are not fan of this so, it’s kind of pampering myself 😎 when ever I am so hungry, want to prepare something of my favorites, under less cooking time.
I clicked this one long back, but was hesitant to post simple recipe like this. Now since my kitchen is under renovation, I am posting all the simple recipes I could post to keep my blog alive. Please bear with my simple posts, I will sure come up with interesting posts once I am back to my new kitchen.
Though this is a simple one, I am sure this will help beginners in cooking, as well as bachelors.
It’s important to cook the semiya/ vermicelli without making it mushy and sticky. My mom and mom in law adds lemon juice while boiling water and cook along the semiya, but since we all worry about nutrition, also lemon semiya being low in nutritional value, everything counts. I have also followed my Maami’s method of adding carrots and peanuts to add on something more into the plain lemon semiya upma. You can adapt the same to make it with Anil semiya too. My step by step pictures and video are shot on two different instances, so there could be slight variation. I used anil semiya in steps picture and bambino in video.
Check out my semiya upma recipe, lemon idiyappam recipe and other upma recipes
How to do lemon semiya Step by step:
- Heat kadai with oil, splutter mustard. Add peanuts, torn red chilli, asafoetida, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, carrot, ginger everything else in order. Roast until the dals are golden. Pour 1 & 1/2 cups water along with required salt.
- Bring to boil, add semiya in sprinkled way with turmeric. Mix well. Cook in high flame until almost all water is absorbed. Put the flame to low and cook covered in low flame for 3 minutes.
- Once done, mix well and switch off the flame. Fluff and squeeze lemon in sprinkled way. Mix to serve.