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Breakfast Recipes/ Poha & Upma


After i posted the recipe for Instant Lemon sevai , i got many requests to share few more breakfast recipes that can be put together in a jiffy making it apt for busy mornings . As a reply to all those requests , i share today one of the easiest,healthy and heart filling dish ” Ragi shavige / Ragi Semiya Upma ” made from instant ragi vermicelli .I assure,even a beginner can make this dish within 20 mins.

ragi semiya

We all are aware that ragi (fingermillet ) is a powerhouse of nutrients.Its oneof the most recommended grain for a healthy living. Its also a buddy for diabetic patients and weight watchers.I incorporate ragi in my dishes in number of ways and happy that everyone likes it in my home including the kids (though the dishes made from ragi are not visually appealing ).I have already shared the recipe for Ragi Rotti and Ragi Dosa .Stay tuned for some more…

Ragi  semiya can be made in number of ways . Today i’ll share the simplest savory ones,made from very few ingredients, apt for perfect breakfast or light dinner.Im sure after seeing this recipe, you’l rush to the nearest grocery shop to get hold of these instant Ragi vermicelli..

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make ragi upma using instant Ragi vermicelli
instant ragi sevai recipe
Course breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Course breakfast
Cuisine south indian
instant ragi sevai recipe
  1. Soak ragi semiya in enough water for 2 mins.Drain water properly.
    instant ragi sevai
  2. Steam cook ragi semiya in a steamer / idli stand for about 3-5 mins as per package instructions.Spread and keep it aside to cool.
    instant ragi vermicelli upma
  3. Heat oil in a pan ,season with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,jeera and peanuts.When it splutters add curry leaves,onion,green chilli. Saute till translucent .
  4. Finally add cooked ragi semiya and salt,saute for few seconds,garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.Switch off.Add lemon juice .Mix gently.
    how to do instant ragi sevai
  5. Thats it Ragi semiya upma is ready .Serve hot as such or with coconut chutney .
    instant ragi sevai recipe
Recipe Notes


  1. You can add some veggies too to this upma like beans,carrot,green peas etc.
  2. To cook ragi semiya, follow the instruction as per packet properly.Else it will get mushy.
  3. The brands of instant ragi vermicelli that im aware of are anil,concorde,manna.. I usually use Anil brand. N im happy with the result.



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  • Reply
    Radha Natarajan
    March 7, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Ragi looks gorgeous in your recipe, normally ragi is avoided by many on account of the colour, but in your recipe it looks so tempting…well done.

  • Reply
    Beulah Arun
    March 7, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Fantastic recipe!

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    Sony P
    March 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Amazing and tasty……..will try this !!

  • Reply
    Vibha Sp
    March 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    never tasted dear , have to try n taste it any way am fan of raagi 🙂 , luks delicious dr

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    Manjula Bharath
    March 7, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    wow I love anil semiya a lot , sevai looks very delicious and such an healthy dish for breakfast 🙂 tempting me dear !!

  • Reply
    Ramya Venkateswaran
    March 7, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Yummy and healthy too Smitha.these are my favorite one and happy to follow you dear

  • Reply
    chikkus Kitchen
    March 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Healthy breakfast …looks yummy too 🙂

  • Reply
    March 7, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I too use Anil Ragi Semiya 🙂 you have cooked it perfectly, simple yet healthy and comfort meal…nice 🙂

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    Bhawna Bagri
    March 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    this really healthy way of eating ragi..your looks so yummy..

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    Mitha Hegde
    March 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    This looks so yummy.. I love ragi semiya too…. 🙂

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    nandoos Kitchen
    March 8, 2014 at 2:45 am

    easy to make and healthy sevai..

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    Subha Bose
    March 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I usually have this with sugar will try your version soon.

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    Nalini Somayaji
    March 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Yemmy Ragi Shavige…

  • Reply
    March 8, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    healthy samiya here Smitha,,, after a lot of struggle now following u 🙂

  • Reply
    March 9, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Hi Smitha You have got very nice blog with lots of traditional fare to try…..

  • Reply
    March 9, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Hi Smitha Your blog has wonderful lots of traditional fares … Need to try them one by one

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    Rafeeda AR
    March 9, 2014 at 6:47 am

    love ur instant breakfast ideas that can save so much headache!!! this is really so healthy…

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    Magees kitchen
    March 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Healthy and delicious…

  • Reply
    March 9, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    very healthy & yummy breakfast option ..looks too good

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    Meena Kumar
    March 10, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Love all the sevai featured here so healthy and delicious I should find out if my grocery has this one.

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    Resna Nishad
    March 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    It so healthy and delicious…never heard about ragi vermicelli…next I will check in supermarket..its a great idea

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    Shweet Spicess
    November 10, 2014 at 12:25 am

    This reminds me my mom has brought some ragi vermicelli and im yet to try it!! wonderful recipe 🙂

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