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Monday, September 30, 2013

Lemon Semiya -Semolina bath

Semolina (Vermicelli / Semiya ) bath is a quick and easy week day dinner or breakfast. When you want add a small twist to the vermicelli upma you can add lemon or lime flavors. I have seen this dish made in vermicilli ads. I tried this the other day and my little one liked it a lot. Here is the recipe.

Preparation Time:5 min
Cooking Time:15 min


  • 2 cups Semiya/Semolina 
  • 3 cups water.
  • Salt as required.
  • 1 Medium size Onion
  • 2 green Chilies.
  • 1 Large lemon/2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice(adjust).
  • Oil for tempering.
  • A pinch of Turmeric.

To Temper:

  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard Seeds.
  • 1/2 tbsp Urad dal.
  • Few Peanuts( optional).


  • You can buy regular or roasted semolina. If you buy roasted semolina you can use it as is.
  • In case of regular semolina dry roast it for 5 mins in medium heat.
  • In a deep bottomed pan bring 3 cups of water to a boil and cook the semolina with salt.
  • Cook semolina till the water gets absorbed  and keep it aside.
  • Finely chop the onions and chilis.
  • Heat the oil and temper it with mustard seeds and urad dal.
  • Add Peanuts and roast it for 2 min.
  • Add onions and cook them until they are translucent.
  • Add green chilies and saute them for a minute.
  • Add Turmeric powder and lemon juice .
  • Let it cook for 2-3 second until the raw smell of tumeric dissipates.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Now add the cooked semolina and toss it well .
  • Lemon semiya bath is ready to be served.

  • After cooking the vermicelli Cool them before you add lemon juice
  • When you feel that lemon juice is less it can added later also

You Might be intrested in another breakfast item Chili kothu parotta,Cabbage burrito,Rotini Pasta



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  2. Looks yumm. Thanks for linking this to my event. Looking for more wonderful recipes from you.

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  3. Yummy and tangy semiya, thanks for linking it to the CWS event, waiting for more delicious entries...

  4. really good piece of information, I had come to know about your site from my friend shubodh, kolkatta,i have read atleast nine posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your site gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanks a lot once again, Regards,
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