Tomato Vermicelli

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Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Tomato Vermicelli is a very delicious breakfast or dinner recipe. A slight variation of Upma, this Chettinad style thakkali semiya or Tomato Vermicelli is very easy to prepare. Try this with any millet vermicelli and make your family happy!



  1. Place the vermicelli in a colander and wash under running water so that they are hydrated. DO NOT soak.
  2. Place the hydrated vermicelli in a steamer/idli plate. Add a tsp of oil, 1/2 tsp salt and steam for 5 minutes or cook for a whistle, turn off heat and release pressure immediately. Check video for thorough understanding. Allow the cooked vermicelli to cool down for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. In a pan add oil and do the seasoning of mustard seeds, Chana Dal, urad dal, asafoetida, green chillies and curry leaves. Once done, add onions and sauté for 2 minutes till they become translucent.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder and frozen peas. Cook till the tomatoes become mushy and dry. Now keeping the heat on low, add the cooked vermicelli and mix well. Finally turn off heat.
  5. Tasty tomato vermicelli is ready.


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